Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Apricot Pastries

 My mom used to make these every year at Christmas time.
They are a favorite of both my husband and mine.
Here's the recipe:

Apricot Pastries
1 jar apricot jam
3 cups flour
1 T. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1 egg (slightly beaten)
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Sift together: flour, sugar, and salt
Cut in shortening till mixture resembles course crumbs
Scald milk, cool to lukewarm and add yeast
Add egg and vanilla to yeast mixture
Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix well
Divide dough into 4 equal parts
On a surface dusted with powdered sugar, roll one part at a time to a 10 inch square
Cut 16 (2 1/2 inch) squares
Place heaping teaspoon of apricot jam in center of each square
Pinch two opposite corners together
Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet
Let stand 10 minutes
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes
Remove from pan, roll in powdered sugar



Jennifer said...

Ok, these look amazing...and delicious! :) Just put those on my need to make list. Thanks for the recipe.

Pam said...

Mmmmmmm, these look positively scrumptious! Thank you so much for the recipe!
Happy New Year!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh that sounds so good :)

Debbie Harris said...

These look delicious! I pinned the recipe and will go back and make them for my husband and I some day when we need a little treat to satisfy that sweet tooth. Your photo is amazing!

I want to thank you for visiting and leaving a tender comment on my blog. It was so nice to see you.

Have a blessed New Year!