Apricot Danish

The local Green Grocer sometimes has boxes of mixed fruit for $10.  Most of the time, its the last of everything, nothing impressive and lots of bruises and brown bits.  But this time, the jam packed boxes caught my eye.  They were overflowing with plums, apples and heaps of small apricots.  When I got it home and washed it all, I had 1kg of apricots, over 1kg of plums, 1 small watermelon, some nectarines, grapes, a banana and just over 3kg of apples.  It was a Bargain at only $10!

Sometimes picking up the sale items can really get the creative juices flowing.  So, I set about trying to figure out what I could do with this motherload.  Apricot jam was an obvious choice, but we were just never going to eat 3 jars of it……so I made a small batch of flat fruit (that’s what we call it at our house but you probably know it as Thermomix Fruit Rolls from the Lunch box cook book), and then made a jam with the rest. 

I have to admit this jam was a real fluke, in fact ……it was a FABULOUS FLUKE!!!  As soon as I tried it I thought it reminded me of something….but what?  So, off I went  outside to give the hubby a taste, and as soon as he did he knew exactly what it was……Apricot Danish!.  Oh yeh!

So, here is what I came up with. 

Ingredients

480g Apricots (halved and stone removed

230g raw sugar

Juice and Peel of half  a Lemon

2 Sheet puff pastry (or make your own TMX puff pastry from EDC)

Method:

  1. Place apricots, sugar, lemon peel & juice in to the TMX Bowl
  2. Cook for 30 mins at 100C on Speed 2
  3. Scrape down and then cook on Varoma Speed 2 for a further 10 minutes
  4. Check the consistency, and if you want it smoother, then pop it onto Speed 5  for 20 seconds
  5. Transfer to a jug, let it sit for 10 minutes and then pour it into a sterilised jar (if keeping it for jam), or leave enough for your danish
  6. Get your sheet of pastry and cut out rounds (size to your liking) for the bottom
  7. On each round of pastry place a teaspoon of the Apricot mix
  8. Using the same cookie cutter, cut out more rounds to place on top
  9. Use a knife or pizza cutter to make cuts in the pastry (just in the middle)
  10. Stretch out the pastry and place over the top of the Apricot mix, with the slits opening to show the mixture
  11. Press the edges gentle and brush with an egg wash
  12. Bake in a 180 degree oven for 15 minutes
  13. When ready, dust lightly with icing sugar and serve

Hints & Tips

  • We found this mix to be just right, but check your mix as your fruit may be sweeter or more tart than ours
  • Be careful it will be HOT!
  • You can make big ones or small ones……but dont overload the cases because they will blow up a bit in the oven
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16 Responses to “Apricot Danish”

  1. Maralyn
    January 28, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    Hi Meg’s, just wondering what happens to the skin of the apricot, does it just disappear into the jam or what?. I’m new to Thermomixing so it’s something I need to learn. Theres so much to learn!

  2. Maralyn
    January 28, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    Ooops, these Danishes look so moorish:). Gotta make em :)).

    • Megs
      January 28, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

      Leave the skins on and they will break down. You can then get rid of any larger bits by blitzing on a high speed when finished to reach your desired consistency.

  3. Maralyn
    January 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    Thank you, will have to make these next week. Hope they look as yummy as yours:).

  4. Maralyn
    January 30, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    I made this today.. Jam is define. I made the Danish pastries as well..,the phone rang and I forgot they were in the oven. Got slightly overcooked but I can imagine if they werent so black they would have been delicious. Great recipe. I’ll be making this often :).

    • Megs
      January 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

      Oh Yay! So glad you liked it as much as I did. Definately try again with the pastry – they are so yummy and something cute for a morning or afternoon tea

  5. Maralyn
    January 30, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    Meg, if you double the recipe then do you have to cook it longer? This is definitely a winner here and I think it makes a nice gift for my friends who have everything :). I must say I’m pretty chuffed it turned out so yummy and looks fabulous too. You can tell I’m new to thermomixing can’t you LOL

    • Megs
      January 30, 2012 at 10:37 pm #

      The general rule is: if you double a recipe you increase the cooking time by 20%. Likewise, if you halve a recipe you decrease by 20%.
      This is a great rule and one that comes in handy all the time.
      I am so happy that you like it- there is no stopping you now!!!

  6. Kirrilly
    February 21, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    These look delish, and my hubby would be so in love with me if I made them (I mean, EXTRA in love), but I have a dumb question…480g of stoned apricots halves, or 480g of apricots which you then take the seeds out of?

    • Megs
      February 21, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

      Take the stones out and then you need 480g of apricot flesh
      🙂

  7. Kirrilly
    February 29, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    How do you think these would go with plums?…Might just give it a try, I’m sick of making jam!

  8. Megs
    March 1, 2012 at 6:54 am #

    Plums are brilliant! I used the same method and added some cinnamon. It was Yummo and nice and thick

  9. Carmen
    November 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    Can you provide a print option on your recipes or am I missing it?

    • Cass
      November 26, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

      Hi Carmen, It’s in the works! We are trying to muddle our way through it all and figure out how to get a print button… We know we need to get one just trying to work it out 🙂
      Cass

    • Cass
      November 26, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

      Aha! I think I have done it! 🙂 If you have a look at the bottom of each recipe there is a little “Print Friendly” button which you can print / pdf or email the recipe! Woo Hoo 🙂
      Cass
      xx

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