Breakfast in Bed Apricot Turnovers with Bonne Maman

by Rebekahcooked up on April 15, 2017

I’m not a mother yet (SOMEDAY, just not in the next 9 months though!), but I know what I would want if I were. Breakfast.

Apricot Turnovers for Mother's Day featuring Bonne Maman | PDXfoodlove

Moms work so hard (and so do dads!) When I think about my own mom, I know that while she loves to be the hostess with the mostest, she works her butt off to get there. She cooked for us every single day of my childhood, making sure we had healthy, balanced meals on the table (and fun desserts too. Mom is the queen of cookies.)

Apricot Turnovers for Mother's Day featuring Bonne Maman | PDXfoodlove

When she’s in charge of a family gathering, she plans, she cleans, and she cooks, and then she hosts. She is great at it – but once you get to be an adult you realize how much work it takes to pull something like that off. We hosted Easter brunch for 8 this weekend and phew! It was fun and exhausting. My mom has had triple that at the house I grew up in sometimes, and I appreciate it all the more, now.


Apricot Turnovers for Mother's Day featuring Bonne Maman | PDXfoodlove

Now that I’m thirty, I have several friends who are moms, too. I’m constantly impressed by how much they do for their children. Sometimes, it means making up the silliest games to get toddlers to eat, or put on their socks, or sit quietly in their car seat. Sometimes it means getting covered in food mush. But it also means an enviable amount of snuggles, baby kisses and magic memories. I’m excited for that to be part of my life someday!

In the meantime, this recipe goes out to all the moms I know and love. Mother’s Day is not too far away now, and y’all deserve every second of the day meant to honor you. It’s a good but tough job, from what I can tell. And it requires a level of selflessness that’s totally unique to being a parent.

I’m excited to be working with Bonne Maman on this recipe today. Apricot jam is one of my favorite kinds, so I was thrilled to be able to create a recipe featuring it. I wrapped it up and baked it inside of a turnover, using a layered dough that is way easier than it has any business being. If you’ve got a mom in your life, I recommend pairing this with coffee and a nice mimosa. Service in bed is optional… but generally a good idea!

Breakfast in Bed Apricot Turnovers with Bonne Maman

Breakfast in Bed Apricot Turnovers with Bonne Maman


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup ice water
  • 1/2 cup Bonne Maman Apricot preserves
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • raw sugar for sprinkling


  1. In a small bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in (using a pastry cutter or fork) 1/4 cup butter until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until a ball starts to form, then use your hands to finish forming into a ball. The dough does NOT need to be wet to pick up all the flour - keep working with your hands a little so the dough leaves the sides of the bowl clean. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 12x6 inch rectangle.
  2. Cut remaining butter into thin slices. Starting at a short side of dough, arrange half of the butter slices over two-thirds of rectangle to within a half inch of edges. Fold unbuttered third of dough over middle third. Fold remaining third over the middle, forming a 6x4 inch rectangle. Roll dough into a 12x6 inch rectangle.
  3. Repeat steps of butter layering and dough folding, ending with a 6x4 inch rectangle. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 15 minutes. Roll dough into a 12x6 inch rectangle. Fold in half lengthwise and then widthwise. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Roll out your dough into a 12x12 inch square, then use a butter knife to cut into fourths. Spoon 1.5 Tbsp. Bonne Maman Apricot Jam into the center of each square and fold across the middle into triangles. Use a fork to press down the edges, sealing them shut. Use a pairing knife to poke 3 vent holes in the top of each turnover.
  6. Finally, paint with the egg wash and sprinkle heavily with raw sugar. Bake for 17 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool before serving - those insides take a long time to cool!
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