Apricot Cheesecake Pockets

Apricot Cheesecake Pockets
Apricot Cheesecake Pockets

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

2

dozen

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups flour

  • 1

    tbsp sugar

  • 12

    oz cream cheese (1 1/2 blocks)

  • 2

    sticks (8oz) butter, room temperature

  • 1

    egg, lightly beaten

  • 1/2

    cup apricot jam

  • 1 1/4

    cups icing sugar

  • Sparkling sugar, for decorating

Directions

In a bowl, whisk the flour and sugar. Using an electric mixer, beat 8 oz cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Beat in flour mixture on low speed. Divide dough in half; place each half on a large peice of plastic wrap. Using the wrap to help form dough into disks and seal. Chill dough until firm, at least 1 hour. Meanwhile in a small bowl, mix half the beaten egg into the remaining 4 oz cream cheese. Stir 1 tsp water into the remaining egg. Chill both the cream cheese mixture and the egg wash. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat to 350. Line 2 cookies sheets with parchment. Working on a floured surface, roll out 1 disk of dough 1/4 inch thick. Using a 4" round cutter, cut out the cookies and place on the pans. Repeat with remaining disk of dough. Place 1 tsp of cream cheese and 1 tsp jam in the center of each cookie. Using a pastry brush, coat the cookie edges with the egg wash; fold over the filling. Using the back of a fork, seal edges. Brush the tops with egg wash. Bake for 16 - 18 minutes, until golden. In a medium bowl, whish the icing sugar with 2 tbsp water. Working over the parchment, drizzle cookies with the glaze, Sprinkle with sparkling sugar. Let the glaze set.

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