Apricot cheese pinwheels
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Apricot Cheese Pinwheels

Servings: 4
Author: Darcie


  • 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry thawed
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons apricot jam
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg white slightly beaten
  • coarse sugar for sprinkling optional


  • Preheat oven to 400ยบ. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine cream cheese and powdered sugar and beat on medium speed until smooth. Add apricot jam and almond extract and beat until well mixed.
  • Cut puff pastry into four equal size squares. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut diagonal slits in each corner of the square as pictured above. Transfer the squares of pastry to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Drop 1-2 tablespoons of filling in the center of each square. Fold alternating corners of the square into the center of the filling.
  • Brush each pinwheel with egg white and sprinkle with coarse sugar if desired. Bake for 10 minutes or until pastry is nicely puffed and golden brown.