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Four Star Rugelach + Cinnamon Twists

 

.
9

Yield

36

servings

Prep

40

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

1

hrs

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

Dough
1 pint cottage cheese
*
2 cups all-purpose flour
teaspoon salt
*
8 ounces butter
chilled
Filling
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons apricot preserves (jam)
strained
1 cup walnuts
chopped
2 ½ ounces currants
dried

Directions

Spoon cheese into a sieve over a bowl and allow it to drain.

Using a rubber spatula, toss cheese occasionally.

Remove 1 cup of the drained cheese for the dough.

Process flour and salt just to combine. Scatter all the butter pieces over and process with on/off pulses until butter appears to disappear into the flour mix.

Scatter the 1 cup cottage cheese over the mix and process with on/off pulses just until comes together into a cohesive ball.

Divide dough into quarters; shape each into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate until firm, at leat 4 hours; or freeze, well wrapper, up to 1 month.

Line baking sheet wtih foil. Combine sugar and cinnamon.

Remove one dough package at a time from refrigerator. Set aside for 10 minutes before rolling on a lightly floured surface, roll into a circle.

With a small metal spatula, spread only 1 tablespoon jam very thinly over dough.

Sprinkle with 2 tablespoon cinnamon-sugar, then with ¼ cup nuts and 2 tablespoon currants.

With rolling pin, lightly roll to press filling ingredients into the dough.

Using a sharp knife, cut circle into 16 pie-shaped wedges; roll.

Place 1 inch point down, on foil-lined sheet.

Make 36 pastries.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 23g (0.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 10860% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 1% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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