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Surprisingly Easy To Make (NAPSI) - The inviting smell of something baking in the oven can create a sense of comfort and warmth. An easy and delectable way to fill your home with a sweet aroma is to create Crisp and Flaky Apricot Pockets. Crisp and flaky outside with sweetly tart apricot filling inside, this quick, easy and memorable dessert can be the perfect addition for parties, impromptu get-togethers or to make any day special. Apricots are a flavorful way to add important vitamins and extra flavor to any recipe. A high source of Vitamin A and beta carotene, apricots also provide calcium, iron, potassium and fiber. By using canned apricots, these easy and delicious apricot pockets can be created any time of year. This recipe is deceptively easy to prepare, with only simple steps required and minimal cleanup. The secret is frozen puff pastry sheets, which are thawed and then filled with canned apricot halves. Add sugar, bake and voila, an all-around easy and delicious treat.
Preheat oven to 375.
Thaw puff pastry for 30 minutes or according to directions on box. Drain apricots and slice each half into thirds; set aside. When pastry is thawed, put each sheet on a lightly floured surface and roll out to extend each side by approximately 1/2 inch. Cut each sheet into eight rectangles to make 16 pockets total.
Fill bottom portion of each rectangle with 4-5 pieces of fruit; moisten sides with a bit of water and pinch closed to form a square. Place pocket on a baking sheet and sprinkle generously with sugar. Cut 3 slits in the top of each for the steam to escape while baking.
Bake at 375 for 25 minutes or until the pockets are golden brown.
Can be served warm or cold
Serving Size: Makes about 16 Servings.
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