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Almond Honey Rugelach

Courses: Dessert
Serves: 32 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup 198g / 7ozButter or margarine - softened
3 oz 85gCream cheese - softened
1/2 cup 118mlHoney - divided
2 cups 125g / 4.4ozFlour
1 teaspoon 5mlLemon juice
1 teaspoon 5mlGround cinnamon
1 cup 93g / 3.3ozAlmonds - finely chopped
1/2 cup 31g / 1.1ozDried cherries or
1/2 cup 46g / 1.6ozDried cranberries

Recipe Instructions

Cream butter and cream cheese until fluffy.

Add 3 tablespoons honey and mix well.  Mix in flour until dough holds together. Form into a ball, wrap and refrigerate 2 hours or longer.

Divide dough in 4 portions; on a floured board roll each portion into a 9-inch circle.

Combine 2 tablespoons honey and lemon juice; mix well. Brush dough with honey mixture; sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon over entire surface.

Combine almonds and dried cherries; drizzle remaining honey over mixture and mix well. Spread 1/4 of almonds mixture onto circle of dough, stopping 1/2-inch from outer edge.  Cut into 8 triangular pieces.  Roll from wide outer edge toward tip.  Gently bend both ends to form a crescent.  Place on oiled parchment paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate 20 minutes or longer.  Repeat with remaining dough and filling.

Bake at 350F 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on racks.

Source:
Family Circle Magazine February 1974

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