Fruit-Filled Pastries

A rich sour cream dough encases apricots and pecans in these breakfast or brunch pastries. Make them ahead and freeze them, if desired.



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Ingredients
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    1   package 
    active dry yeast
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    1 1/2  teaspoons 
    granulated sugar
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    1/4  cup 
    warm milk (105F to 115F)
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    1   cup 
    butter
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    2   cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    1/2  cup 
    dairy sour cream
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    3   
    egg yolks
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    2/3  cup 
    apricot or apple spreadable fruit
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    1/2  cup 
    finely chopped pecans
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    1   teaspoon 
    water
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    Coarse sugar (optional)

Directions
1.
In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast and granulated sugar in the warm milk. In a large bowl, using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour until crumbly; stir in yeast mixture, sour cream, and 2 of the egg yolks. With floured hands, knead until combined. Divide mixture in half.
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On a floured surface, roll each half of the dough into a 12-inch square. Fold each square in thirds; wrap in plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours.
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For filling, in a small bowl, stir together spreadable fruit and pecans; set aside.
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On a floured surface, roll each dough portion into a 15x10-inch rectangle. Cut the dough into 2-1/2-inch squares (48 total). Place a slightly rounded 1/2 teaspoon of the filling in the center of each square. Fold each square in half diagonally to form a triangle. Seal edges with tines of a fork. Transfer to ungreased baking sheets.
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In a small bowl, combine remaining egg yolk and the water; brush over tops of pastries. If desired, sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake in a 350F oven about 15 minutes or until golden. Transfer to wire racks. Serve warm, or cool to room temperature. Makes 48 pastries.
Make Ahead Tip
  • Prepare Fruit-Filled Pastries as directed. Cool completely. Place pastries in a single layer in freezer containers; freeze up to 1 month. To serve, place frozen pastries on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a 350F oven about 10 minutes or until warm. Serve immediately, or cool to room temperature.
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