Apricot Kolachy Recipe

Serves: 24


  • 1 tbsp Active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup Lukewarm water
  • 1/4 cup + 2 T sugar
    *Note: Try subsitituting some or all of the sugar for a sugar subsititute to cut back on carbs.
  • 1/4 cup Margarine
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon extract
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Water
  • 3 1/2 cup To 4 C Flour
    *Note: Try substituting some of the flour for whole wheat flour to boost nutrition.
  • 24 Dried apricots or prunes
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon


  1. Dissolve the yeast in the 1/4 cup of warm water. Add the 1/4 cup of sugar
    and margarine. When the margarine is soft, add the salt,eggs, lemon
    extract, 1/2 cup of water, and 3 cups of the flour. Beat until thoroughly
  2. Place on a floured surface and knead in extra flour to make a
    soft, smooth dough.
  3. Transfer to a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a damp
    cloth, let rise until doubled in bulk. (about 1 hour)
  4. Meanwhile, cook the
    apricots in the remaining 1/2 cup of water for 15 to 20 minutes, or until
    softened. Puree.
  5. Add the cinnamon and the remaining 2 Tablespoons of sugar
    and mix well. Cool until needed.
  6. Punch the dough down and let rest for 5
    minutes. Roll out on a floured,surface to approximately 1/2 inch thick and
    cut into 2-inch circles.
  7. Place a spoonful of the apricot (or prune) purre in
    the center.
  8. Place on an oiled baking sheet.
    Let rise for 15 minutes.
  9. Bake in a 400 F oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or
    until browned.

Nutrition information per serving:

1 bread, 1/2 fat and 1/2 fruit exchange. = 114 Cal, 20 CHO, 3 PRO, 3
FAT, 79 Na, 81 K, 23 Chol

Source: The ADA Holiday Cookbook by Dr. Betty Wedman. 1 serving

Recipe reviewed by Dietitian Kimberly A. Tessmer, RD LD

In the event that you find that this Apricot Kolachy recipe is not appropriate for diabetics, please contact us and and we will review your suggestions.


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