Apricot Almond Pastries

These simple pastries taste lovely and are very easy to make. One can use any fresh fruit.

Almond Apricot Pastries

Yield: 4 pastries

Ingredients:

  • 4 squares frozen vegan puff pastry
  • 4 fresh apricots
  • 1 cup vegan almond flavored custard
  • powdered sugar and almond flavor for the icing

Almond Apricot Pastries

Directions:

  1. First make the custard. I used 2 cups almond milk and 3 tablespoons Orgran Custard Mix, with a small splash of almond extract.
  2. Mix the no-egg custard mix with the 2 cups of almond milk in a saucepan.
  3. Add the almond extract and bring the almond milk to a boil, stirring constantly.
  4. As the mixture becomes thing, continue stirring.
  5. When very thick, remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  6. Prepare the apricots by cleaning and cutting in half.
  7. Remove the seeds.
  8. Preheat the oven to 395°F (200°C)
  9. Place 4 squares of thawed vegan puff pastry on a baking parchment lined baking sheet.
  10. Place 1-2 tablespoons of the almond custard on each square.
  11. Place 1 1/2 of an apricot in the middle of each square.
  12. Slice the remaining apricot halves into thin slices and arrange around the center apricot half.
  13. Fold over each corner of the pastry to form a an enclosed square.
  14. Place in the oven to bake for 18-120 minutes or until golden brown and flaky.
  15. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  16. While the pastries are cooling, mix 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar with a drop of almond flavoring to make a thin paste.
  17. When the pastries have cooled, drizzle the almond icing over the top of the pastries.
  18. They taste great with a nice cup of coffee.


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