Tasty Tuesday – Apricot Twists

For me, any dessert made with Puff Pastry is a favorite! 
There is something so satisfying about a dessert that warms the soul when you munch on layers of buttery, flaky pastry that just melt in your mouth. 
This is a fun and fairly easy recipe for you to try!
  • 1 frozen Puff Pastry sheet (from a 17 1/4-ounce package), thawed according to package instructions
  • 1/2 cup Apricot jam (6 ounces), melted
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream or milk
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  •  parchment paper
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface into a 12- by 10-inch rectangle, then cut in half lengthwise. Cut each half crosswise into 4 (5- by 3-inch) strips (for a total of 8 strips).
Spread each strip with 1/2 tablespoon jam, then fold strips in half lengthwise to form 1 1/2-inch-wide strips. Twist each strip 3 times and place on baking sheet.
Bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer twists to a rack set over a sheet of parchment. Stir together confectioners sugar, cream, and lemon juice until smooth, then brush over warm twists.
Serve warm.


  1. I like your blog. I can't wait to try this. Thanks….Daniel

  2. I have totally forgot about this idea! I love it, and how easy to whip up :)PS – I owe you an email. I have been bad (and super busy). I haven't forgotten about you. I mean, how could I 🙂

  3. b. lee says:

    perfect Sunday delight with some java * *

  4. Looks delish and seems so easy, thanks for the sharing! Stopping by from FTLOB 🙂

  5. Dude. I had an incident with puff pastry one time. I haven't really gotten over it. I don't think I have the talent to work with puff pastry, but maybe it was just the one incident….Nevertheless, these look amazing…and I may eventually work up the courage to try them.

  6. Slidecutter says:

    Thanks all! Actually it is fairly easy and when you see the results, you will be anxious to do more.@Katie…I can set you up with a Puff Pastry Support Group if you like, lol. Awwww, I'm sorry…I've worked with Phyllo dough which had me reaching for illegal drugs just to get through it; haven't gone near it since. It was ugly.

  7. Vic says:

    I would love to indulge in one of these right now:) yummmmmy! enjoy the day gorgeous

  8. Erika says:

    Well, I love me some pastry foods and will have to give this recipe a shot. Wish me luck 😀

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