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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.

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  • 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


Servings 25
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Step 1

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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