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Vegan Puff Pastry Easter Nests

These vegan Puff Pastry Easter Nests with canned apricot halves are perfect for your Easter brunch! And the best part? You’ll only need three ingredients!

Vegan Puff Pastry Easter Nests with canned apricots

I know they look wild, but don’t worry, these Easter pastries are made without eggs. Shiny, canned apricot halves do look like eggs, though. So they are perfect for these Vegan Puff Pastry Easter Nests.

They are the perfect addition to any Easter brunch or coffee-and-cake-situation because they are so

  • easy (three ingredients!)
  • quick (5 minutes of prep and 10-15 minutes of baking!)
  • crowd-pleasing!
  • fancy-looking!

They are light, flakey, and fruity, simply perfect!

While you can prepare the puff pastry nests with the yogurt ahead (although puff pastry is always the flakiest on the same day), you should add the canned apricots shortly before serving, otherwise, they will dry out a bit and they won’t look that good.

Vegan Puff Pastry Easter Nests with canned apricots

How to make these Vegan Puff Pastry Easter Nests

As always you will find the whole recipe with measurements in the recipe box below but I want to give you an overview of the key ingredients and basic steps first.

The ingredients

You will need:

  • vegan puff pastry
  • vegan vanilla-flavored yogurt (I use soy yogurt but you can also use coconut yogurt or oat or whatever you like)
  • canned apricot halves

The basic steps

puff pastry with vanilla yogurt
Step 1: Cut the puff pastry into 6 equal pieces. Add a tablespoon of vanilla yogurt to the center of each piece.
vegan puff pastry nests with vanilla yogurt
Step 2: Fold in the edges.
vegan puff pastry nests with vanilla yogurt
Step 3: Bake them at 350°F/180°C for 10-15 minutes until golden.
Vegan Puff Pastry Easter Nests with canned apricots
Step 4: Let them cool off, then before serving, add one canned apricot half into the center of each puff pastry nest.

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Vegan Puff Pastry Easter Nests with canned apricots

Vegan Puff Pastry Easter Nests

Elephantastic Vegan
These vegan Puff Pastry Easter Nests with canned apricot halves are perfect for your Easter brunch! And the best part? You'll only need three ingredients!
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Austrian, German, Vegan
Servings 6 people
Calories 185 kcal


  • 1 roll vegan puff pastry*
  • 6 tablespoons vanilla-flavored soy yogurt
  • 6 canned apricot halves


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
  • Cut the puff pastry into 6 equal squares.
  • Place one tablespoon of vanilla soy yogurt into the middle of each square and spread it a bit.
  • Fold in the edges and make a little basket or nest, leaving enough space for the apricot half (we will add those after baking).
  • Place the puff pastry nests onto a baking sheet and bake for about 10-15 minutes, until golden.
  • Let them cool off. Before serving, place an apricot half on each of the baked puff pastry baskets.


*Dimensions: 16×9 inches or 42×24 cm.


Calories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 45mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 337IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 0.1mg
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Nicole Rutherford

Friday 31st of March 2023

Thanks for this idea! Do you think it’s possible to use vegan Phyllo dough? It seems to be more available than vegan puff.


Sunday 25th of February 2024

@Nicole Rutherford, I dont see why not. Puff and phyllo are both laminated doughs with wheat and fat. You should get crispy flaky texture either way. Cooking sometimes is just all about good enough.


Saturday 31st of March 2018

Assuming these would work with coconut vanilla yogurt as well? That was the only non-dairy yogurt my store had.


Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

Absolutely! You can use any dairy-free yogurt you want :)


Sunday 2nd of April 2017

Have you ever tried to freeze these? Would you freeze pre-baking? Or post? I would think pre- baking


Sunday 2nd of April 2017

Hi Brittany, I haven't tried freezing them because they are so quick to make, but my guess would be to freeze them prior to baking. Let me know how it goes if you give it a try! :) I added the apricot after baking, so I would recommend not to freeze the apricot but add it later.

Sarah Claire

Saturday 9th of April 2016

This is so clever. I did a double take, thinking "but I thought they were vegan!" I much prefer a sweeter tart over a savoury, any day.


Sunday 10th of April 2016

Thanks, Sarah! I'm glad you like these - I confused a lot of people in the Easter holidays. :)


Tuesday 22nd of March 2016

Those are so cute! I make a similar dessert using vegan cream cheese and blueberries, but using the apricots are perfect for Easter!


Thursday 24th of March 2016

Thanks, Nicole! I imagine it's so yummy with vegan cream cheese and blueberries as well, great idea for all year around :)