How to make apricot danish in your pie maker

Easy as pie...

  • 20 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Your pie maker can make more than just pie! These simple fruit danishes only take a few ingredients and less than half an hour to make.
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  • ½ cup (125g) drained canned apricot halves in syrup (see tips)
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1½ tablespoons apricot jam
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly


  • 1
    Lightly grease and preheat a 4-hole (⅓-cup/80ml) pie maker. Cut four 5cm x 15cm strips of baking paper.
  • 2
    Drain apricots on paper towel to absorb excess syrup.
  • 3
    Cut four 9cm squares from the puff pastry. Place baking paper strips on a work surface; top with puff pastry squares in the centre. Place 2 teaspoons of cream cheese in the centre of each pastry square, top with 1 teaspoon of jam and 2 apricot halves (on top of each other); press down. Fold opposite corners of pastry over apricots to partially cover; brush pastry with egg.
  • 4
    Using baking paper strips for support, lift pastries into prepared holes. Close lid; cook for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Using paper strips, lift pastries from holes and transfer to a wire rack. Brush warm pastries with remaining jam; cool.


You can also use canned peaches or plums instead of apricots, if you like. Pastries are best eaten on the day they are made.

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