Apricot Pinwheels


These simply sweet dessert treats combines flaky puff pastry with warm apricot preserves and a dusting of cinnamon sugar...served warm, dessert doesn't get much better.

  • Thaw: 40 minutes
  • Prep: 20 minutes
  • Bake: 20 minutes
  • Cool: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 16
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  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 1 pkg. (17.3 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed

  • 1 cup apricot preserves


  1. Heat the oven to 350°F.  Stir the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.

  2. Unfold 1 pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface.  Roll the pastry sheet into a 16x8-inch rectangle.  Cut into 8 (4-inch) squares.  Repeat with the remaining pastry sheet.

  3. Spoon 1 tablespoon apricot preserves in the center of each pastry square. Using a sharp knife, cut diagonal lines from the corners of the pastry to within 3/4-inch of the preserves. Fold every other corner up over the preserves to the center, overlapping the points and pinching to seal.  Place the pastries onto a baking sheet.  Sprinkle with the cinnamon mixture.

  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.  Remove the pastries from the the baking sheet and let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

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Once Puff Pastry is thawed, work quickly while it’s still cold. You can cut it into desired shapes, then store in the fridge until you’re ready for the next step.

If you don’t have a pastry brush, you can use the tip of a rolled-up paper towel or your fingertip to apply egg wash.

Helpful Puff Pastry tools: Rolling pin, pastry board, sharp knife and/or pizza wheel to cut dough, pastry brush, baking sheets or parchment paper.

For extra-thin, crisp Puff Pastry, set a second baking sheet on top of the filled pastry before baking.

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Submitted by:
Zoe R.
Date: 5/30/2006

5 star rating

"EXCELLENT!! The apricot pinwheels were very refreshing and great with vanilla ice cream on the side!"

Submitted by:
Zoe R.
Date: 5/30/2006

5 star rating

"DELIGHTFUL!! The apricot pinwheels were very refreshing!"

Submitted by:
Janet F.
Date: 6/6/2006

5 star rating

"I added Brie with the apricot preserves. I used the cinnamon and sugar as soon as the Pinwheels came out of the oven. Of the eight women who tasted it, all of them gave it a thumbs up."

Submitted by:
Vera Eveline H.
Date: 9/26/2006

5 star rating

"I brushed the edges with milk so the cinnamon sugar sticks to the puff pastry! Delicious!"

Submitted by:
Reham H.
Date: 2/9/2007

5 star rating

"Very delicious!"

Submitted by:
Jean W.
Date: 2/28/2007

5 star rating

"I made this recipe and it was absolutely mouthwatering. I used LOTS of sugar and cinnamon on top. It looks very elegant and is VERY favorable to the taste buds. I took it to a party and it was a BIG HIT! Thanks for exposing me to the recipe."

Submitted by:
Dorothy S.
Date: 11/14/2008

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Submitted by:
Date: 11/5/2009

5 star rating

"How sweet can it get just four ingredients. Great with rasberry jam too."

Submitted by:
Marlene R.
Date: 12/1/2009

5 star rating

"We use raspberry jam, since it's our favorite and we drizzle them with white icing or powdered sugar. These are outstanding!"

Submitted by:
Bonnie C.
Date: 9/28/2011

5 star rating

"I used peach jam. What a treat."

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