The original rugelach recipe came from
Jewish communities in Europe. The miniature
crescent-shaped pastries, stuffed with
either raisins or chocolate, are especially
popular at Hanukkah. Here, agave nectar is
substituted for white sugar.
Ingredients8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
2 cups spelt or whole wheat flour
½ cup agave nectar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
¾ cup raisins
Nutrition FactsPer serving: 527 calories, 34 g fat (21 g saturated), 51 g carbohydrates, 7 g protein, 5 g fiber, 90 mg sodium (4% Daily Value).
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- In a food processor, blend cream cheese and butter until combined, about 3 minutes. Add flour and blend until dough is soft, about 2 minutes.
- On a floured surface, roll the dough into 4 balls, cover in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 3 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove dough from refrigerator and remove plastic wrap. Roll dough balls into circles about 1/8 inch thick and 8 inches wide. Brush each circle generously with agave nectar, then sprinkle each with about ½ teaspoon cinnamon and about 1½ tablespoons raisins.
- With a knife or pizza cutter, cut circles into 14 wedges. Roll wedges up from wide end to narrow. 5. On a thin baking sheet, bake rugelach about 20 minutes, until lightly toasted.