Sweet and Savory Rugelach Share on Pinterest

Sweet and Savory Rugelach

  • 25 minutes
  • 14 ingredients
  • Walnut
  • Easy
  • servings


  • For the dough
  • 1 cup (140 gm) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (113 gm) unsalted butter, cold and chopped
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, cold and chopped
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • For the fig, walnut, and blue cheese filling
  • 1/4 cup fig spread
  • 1-1/2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup (40 gm) Diamond of California® Finely Diced Walnuts
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • For the white chocolate almond filling
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup (50 gm) finely chopped white chocolate
  • 1/4 cup (30 gm) Diamond of California® Heirloom Marcona almonds
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • sprinkling or sanding sugar

The Steps

  1. Pulse the flour and salt in a food processor to combine. Add the butter, cream cheese, and sour cream and pulse, pulse, pulse the mixture until a dough comes together. Don’t overwork it. Pat the dough out on a lightly floured surface into a flat round disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until well-set, a couple of hours or even overnight.
  2. When ready to assemble, roll your disk out onto a lightly floured surface into a round circle, about 1/8-1/4” thick. Make sure your dough isn’t sticking to your
    surface before you add your filling! For the savory rugelach, spread the fig spread all over the entirety of the dough circle and then sprinkle on the blue
    cheese and walnuts. For the sweet rugelach, use a pastry brush to paint on the butter and then evenly sprinkle on the white chocolate and almonds. Use a
    sharp chef’s knife or a pizza cutter to cut the circle into 16 equal-sized wedges. The fat end of each wedge will be about 1” thick. Starting with the wide end,
    tightly roll up the rugelach until they’re little spiral dough pieces and place each one on a small parchment-lined baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Be sure
    your wedges are tightly rolled so that the rugelach don’t come unrolled in the oven. Place the pan in the freezer for 20 minutes or the fridge for an hour to
  3. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Remove from the fridge and brush the whisked egg all over each pastry. Sprinkle sugar on the white
    chocolate pastries. Bake in the preheated oven about 30 minutes, or until the pastries are golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool some before

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