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Apple Honey Rugelach
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
26 mins
Chill Time:
1 hr
Total Time
56 mins

Celebrate a sweet new year with apple honey rugelach! Tender cream cheese pastry crescents, filled with apples and honey- perfect for Rosh Hashanah!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Jewish
Keyword: Apple, honey, rugelach
Servings: 32 32 pastries (approx.)
Calories: 168 kcal
For the cream cheese dough
For the apple honey (charoset) filling
For the topping
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup sparkling sugar (granulated sugar can be substituted)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water
To make the cream cheese dough:
  1. Place the butter, cream cheese, and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until fluffy.  Stir in the flour and salt on low speed until combined.  Divide the dough into 4 equal portions, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for one hour.
To make the apple honey (charoset) filling:
  1. Place the apples, walnuts, red wine, honey, flour and cinnamon in a medium bowl and stir to combine.
To form the rugelach:
  1. Dust the work surface with flour and use a rolling pin to roll one of the dough balls to a circle about 1/8-inch thick.  Top the circle with 1/4 of the charoset mixture, spreading it into a thin, even layer.  Cut the circle into 8 large triangles.  Starting at the large end of a triangle, roll the dough and filling, tucking the point under.  Bend into a crescent shape and place on parchment-lined baking sheets.  Repeat with the remaining dough balls.  Refrigerate the pastries for 30 minutes.
To top and bake the rugelach:
  1. Place the walnuts, sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Brush the rugelach with egg wash and sprinkle with the walnut topping.  Bake the rugelach for 26 to 34 minutes, or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Honey Rugelach
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 44mg2%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.