Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
1 Hour
Total Time
1 Hour 15 Mins
Yield
Serves 25 (serving size: 2 angels)

Bake and freeze these bites up to a week in advance. Try a trio of flavors like a fig jam and goat cheese filling, or finely chopped apples tossed with honey and cinnamon.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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° for 15 minutes or until golden.

Chef's Notes

To avoid the consistency issue, try pulsing fewer times to leave the filling coarsely chopped instead of minced

Substitute dried apple or fig for the apricot to add sweetness.

 

Omit the honey to lessen the sweetness.

 

Decrease or omit the cinnamon if you prefer.

 

Substitute goat cheese for the blue cheese for a less pungent cheese flavor.

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Ratings & Reviews

mrinalini's Review

buenacena
August 29, 2014
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MsMorrison
April 12, 2013
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greenspace1
January 19, 2013
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karenekirk's Review

gmac90
December 20, 2012
I had planned to take these to a holiday party but they were so tart, I left them at home (and later threw out). Could barely taste the bleu cheese, and the overly tart taste of the apricots lingered in the most unpleasant way. Big mistake.

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karenekirk
December 19, 2012
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AnnieDJ's Review

mrinalini
December 15, 2012
I agree. Not very good the cinnamon was too much and too sweet like a mincemeat pie blah

buenacena's Review

AnnieDJ
December 09, 2012
These were awful. Really sweet, almost dessert like. The filling kind of looked like sausage, which would have been so much better, and only increased the disappointment when you realized it was NOT sausage. I added more cheese to try to make them more savory, but that didn't help. I will not make again. Yuck.