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March 13, 2012

Apricot Butter & Warm Croissants

Buttery croissants from Williams-Sonoma are one of the simple luxuries I enjoy on Sunday mornings with the paper and a cup of hot lavender tea from Beecrowbee. However, just this past weekend, my weekend ritual became even more scrumptious.

May I introduce apricot butter.

As simple as it sounds, Barefoot Contessa’s recipe of equal parts unsalted butter to quality apricot preserves with a dash of salt mixed in an electric mixer with knock you backwards with delight. And the best part, if apricots aren’t your flavor of choice, choose another fruit – blueberry, strawberry, you name it, the recipe still works.

Apricot Butter

from Barefoot Contessa
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/8 tsp salt
1. Using an electric mixer with a paddle attachment mix all three ingredients together until blended. You will still have chunks of apricot when you are finished. Using a spatula, place butter into a dish or container, and place what is leftover into the refrigerator.

Oh, and if you live in an area where you aren’t able to purchase freshly baked croissants like myself, do what I do and order Williams-Sonoma box of 15 frozen croissants for $39.95, keep them in your freezer and place out the night before how many you want in the morning.  In the morning brush them with egg white and place in the oven at 375 degrees for 15-18 minutes.  They are delicious and the next best thing to your favorite boulangerie or patisserie.

Images: (1) pinterest (2) Williams-Sonoma

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At March 13, 2012 at 5:48 AM , Blogger MEG MITCHELL said...

I swear by all recipes by Barefoot Contessa. This is just another of her easy but tasty treats. Thanks for sharing.

At March 13, 2012 at 6:42 AM , Anonymous Sassy--Wash, DC said...

My hubby and I have been fans of Williams Sonoma croissants for years (the plain/butter our are favorite). They are also the perfect gift for family and friends when you have no idea what to get for someone who has everything. Great post--makes me want to order another box. Although, Paul (Paris boulangerie) opened their American outpost here in DC last fall and they sell a fabulous croissant. Still, nothing beats croissants baking in your own oven.

At March 13, 2012 at 7:47 AM , Blogger Karena said...

Not only do I adore croissants; apricot preserves are my very favorite!! The Barefoot Contessa is so delightful!

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At March 13, 2012 at 9:08 AM , Blogger Diane said...

Isn't everything the Barefoot Contessa makes wonderful?? I have had the WS croissants and they are amazing, but have you tried the frozen croissants from Trader Joe's? They are smaller than the WS, but just as delicious and are around $5.00 for 6!

At March 13, 2012 at 1:05 PM , Blogger Summers Cottage said...

I agree - the Trader Joe's croissants are fabulous and the price cannot be beat. Another yummy mixture is lemon curd and mascarpone. Heaven.


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