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Apricot Kolaches

  • Intermediate
  • 24 kolaches
  • 1 hr 45 min
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Ingredients

4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 (4-1/2 tsp.) envelopes Fleischmann's® Quick Rise Yeast
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup water
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 large eggs
Apricot Filling:
1-1/2 cups apricot preserves
1-1/2 cups flaked, sweetened coconut
1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts

Instructions

Combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast and salt in a large mixer bowl. Heat water, sour cream, and butter until very warm (120o to 130oF). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 to 24 hours.


Remove dough from refrigerator. Divide into 24 equal pieces; shape each into a ball. Cover; let rest 15 minutes. Place balls on greased baking sheets 2 inches apart. Make a deep and wide indentation on each ball by pushing outward toward edge, leaving 1/2-inch ridge around outside. Fill with 1-1/2 tablespoons Apricot Filling. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.


Bake at 350oF for 17 to 22 minutes or until done, rotating pans halfway through baking. Remove from baking sheets; cool on wire racks.


Apricot Filling: Combine 1-1/2 cups apricot preserves, 1-1/2 cups flaked, sweetened coconut and 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts in a small bowl. Stir to blend.


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