Monday, February 15, 2010

Apricot Puff Pastry Twists

I have often made cheese twists to put out on an appetizer table. They are so savory, as well as being easy finger food! I have made them from scratch and also used puff pastry.

I recently came across Food Network's Robin Miller's recipe for Apricot Puff Pastry Twists. And wow, how easy and good these sound!

We are having a sweets table at work where some coworkers are raising money for the Heart Association. Each Thursday during February, these three women have been baking their little hearts out and raising lots of dough which they will donate to our local event, America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk. This week I am going to donate my baking skills to their selection and make some of these twists, using Sugar Free Apricot Preserves. This will be a calorie friendly treat! Plus they go great with coffee or tea, and if you make these for dessert at home, serve them along with some good vanilla ice cream or low-fat frozen yogurt. I also plan to make some butterscotch chip cookies. They have had some wonderful treats over the past weeks, and I want to help them out so they can maximize their contribution to this very worthy cause.

Robin Miller's Apricot Puff-Pasty Twists
1 sheet of frozen puff pastry dough, thawed according to package directions
1/2 cup apricot preserves
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Using rolling pin, roll out puff pastry into rectangle about
17" X 14".
Spread preserves over one-half of dough yo within 1/4" of edges. Fold dough in half over preserves, like a book. Pop this into the freezer for a few minutes for easy cutting. Using sharp knife or pizza wheel, cut dough crosswise into 1/2-in. thick ribbons. Take each ribbon by ends and twist into corkscrew. Arrange corkscrews on large baking sheet and press down the ends against sheet (this prevents them from untwisting during baking). Bake until puffed up and golden brown, about 10 minutes. These twists are super warm or cold.


  1. WOW! I could do this! They look yummy! Great job helping with the heart walk!

  2. Linda, these are wonderful looking straws! What a fantastic idea. I definitely will be making these treats. Many thanks...

  3. Wow, how easy and delicious looking! I can even make these..I tend to shy away from puff pastry.
    Thanks for sharing these, Linda.

  4. I have puff pastry in my fridge and apricot jam in the pantry. I am sooooo doing this. I cannot wait to try this!!!!

    Thank you for this fabulous idea. I am loving me some apricot twists!!

  5. I love this. It looks easy and it sounds like it is delicious. I think I have apricot jam but I am sure this would be good with another flavor, if necessary.. Thanks for this.

  6. Something that I would love to splurge on! Looks great Linda!

  7. OHMAGOSH these look divine!
    Please come post them in our recipe of the month competition - APRIL Linda. I have had many pm's from forum members asking for more of your recipes after your Nutella Pound Cake recipe won. It was a big hit!

    All welcome!

  8. This looks so beautiful! Great recipe idea! I think I'm going to have to get some puff pastry this weekend.

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