Cream Cheese-Apricot Pastries (Rugalach)

Cook Time: 20
Servings: 8-10

Ingredients:

1 (8oz) cream cheese
1 stick of unsalted butter (about 100 grams)
1/2 cup of sugar
2 cups of flour
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup ( 10-12oz) of apricot jam
1 table spoon Powdered sugar

These wonderful pastries  will become your favorite. You will need very few ingredients, but the pastries are incredibly delicious.
Sometimes I put raisins or cranberry instead of blueberry; chopped walnuts or cashews instead of pecans. Use what you have.

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In a food processor pulse together cream cheese and butter. Add 2 table spoons of sugar and flour, continuing pulsing until crumbly.

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Combine the mixture by hand forming a dough ball.
Divide dough in half, cover with clean kitchen towel and chill for about 20-30 min.

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Roll each ball of a dough into thin rectangle or oval shape sheet, approximately in size of 12×15 in.

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Spread a jam evenly over each sheet of dough; sprinkle evenly with remaining sugar, pecans and blueberry.

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Roll up the rectangle from one end towards the opposite side, forming the roll as on the picture bellow .

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Place rolls on the lightly greased baking sheet, seam down, folding both ends of rolls underneath, to prevent jam from seeping out. Let it chill for about 15 minutes.

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Brush with butter and sprinkle with some sugar. Bake in a preheated over at 350F for about 20-25 minutes, or until the golden brown, depending on your oven.

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When pastries cooled down, cut each into 1-inch slices & sprinkle with powdered sugar, and enjoy it.

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