I have never even thought about making rugelach before and even looking at this recipe, it didn't seem like something I would like since I generally don't care for things with dried fruits. I decided to make the lekvar using the recipe in the book. Since the book said the prune would make 1 cup and apricot would make 3/4 cup, I made them both, and like others, ended up with WAY more than I needed. I am not familiar with lekvar but I think this stuff tastes pretty good.
|I used the dried apricots and prunes from Trader Joe's|
|Finished apricot and prune lekvar.|
The next evening I prepared to cut and bake my rugelach. They were messy to cut as all the filling tried to seep out. I ended up with about 50 pieces in total, baked in two batches. I had a little filling come out as they baked but not too bad, fortunately.
After they cooled a bit I tasted them and they are yummy! I like both the apricot and the prune--I really couldn't choose one over the other. These are rich and buttery, but addictive. I put most of them in the freezer to keep us from eating so many.
|Finished rugelach. Yum!|