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Apricot Almond Pastries - Flaky puff pastry filled with cheesecake, fresh apricot and flaked almonds | Let the Baking Begin!
Apricot Almond Pastries
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

These almond pastries are a simple puff pastry dessert made with a cheesecake and apricot filling.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apricot almond pastries
Servings: 18 pastries
Calories: 255 kcal
Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin!
Ingredients
  • 2 puff pastry sheets thawed,
  • 3 Tbsp coarse turbinado sugar - for sprinkling the puff pastry
  • 1/3 cup almond flakes/slivers
  • 9 super sweet apricots halved and pitted
  • All-purpose flour for dusting the table
Cream cheese mixture Ingredients:
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp corn starch or semolina
Egg yolk wash:
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp water
Instructions
  1. On a floured surface open up the puff pastry sheets and cut them into 9 squares each.
  2. Whisk 1 egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water.

  3. Transfer puff pastry squares to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  4. Brush the squares with egg wash and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
Make the Cream Cheese Mixture
  1. Whisk 1 cup room temperature cream cheese, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 2 egg yolks and 1 tsp of cornstarch or semolina flour until smooth.

Assemble & Bake the Apricot Almond Pastries
  1. Put about 1 tablespoon of cream cheese mixture in the middle of each square and top with 1/2 of an apricot.
  2. Sprinkle the edges of the squares with 1/3 cup almond flakes or slivers.
  3. Bake in preheated to 400°F oven for about 15-18 minutes, or until the edges are golden in color.

  4. Heat 3 tablespoons of apricot, pineapple or peach jam and brush it on top of each apricot, for better presentation.
  5. Allow to cool and serve. Sprinkle with sugar if the pastries need additional sweetness.
Nutrition Facts
Apricot Almond Pastries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 116mg5%
Potassium 100mg3%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 550IU11%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.