Apricot-Blue Cheese Angels

Apricots, nuts, honey, and blue cheese in puff pastry and baked in angelic shapes make these holiday treats are an absolute delight to make and to eat.

Photo by Lee C.
Adapted from myrecipes.com

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

25

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

25

servings

Adapted from myrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup boiling water

  • 1

    (7-ounce) package dried apricots, chopped, about 1 cup

  • 1/2

    cup walnuts, chopped and toasted

  • 1

    tablespoon honey

  • 2

    teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1/4

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2

    ounces crumbled blue cheese (about 1/2 cup)

  • 2

    sheets frozen puff pastry dough, thawed

  • 1

    large egg, lightly beaten

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine 1 cup boiling water and apricots in a medium bowl, and let stand for 10 minutes. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 2 tablespoons soaking liquid. Place apricots, reserved 2 tablespoons soaking liquid, walnuts, honey, juice, and cinnamon in a food processor; pulse until coarsely ground. Add cheese to processor; pulse 3 times or until blended. Place 1 sheet pastry dough on a work surface lightly dusted with flour. Gently roll into a 12 1/2-inch square. Cut dough into 25 (2 1/2-inch) squares. Top each dough piece with about 1 teaspoon apricot mixture. Working with one dough piece at a time, bring corners up to the center and pinch closed. Place the angels on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat procedure with remaining dough and apricot mixture, placing formed angels on a second baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush angels evenly with egg. Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes or until golden.

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