Plumped apricots, sugar, cinnamon and butter are pureed, spooned onto squares of pastry, folded into a triangle, and deep fried. While still warm they 're sprinkled with confectioners ' sugar. This recipe yields a delicious dozen.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 12 ounces dried apricots
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 (15 ounce) package frozen prepared pie crusts, thawed
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
Place apricots in a saucepan, and add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer for 30 minutes, or until tender. Drain, reserving 5 tablespoons liquid.
Place apricots and reserved liquid in a food processor container fitted with steel blade. Process until smooth. Add sugar, butter or margarine, and cinnamon, process until blended.
Roll 1 crust on lightly floured surface to a 15 inch circle. Cut into six 4 inch squares. Place 1 tablespoon apricot mixture in the center of each square. Fold each square in half to form a triangle. Press fork dipped in flour onto edges to seal, and poke tops to permit steam to escape. Repeat with remaining crust and apricot mixture.
Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Cook triangles, a few at a time, 2 to 3 minutes on each side; cook until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.