Friday, September 6, 2013

Dates & Pistachio Rugelach

Dates & Pistachio Rugelach
Adapted & inspired from Gold Medal Flour .com

Ingredients :
225g softened butter
2 Tbsp sugar
227g softened cream cheese (St Moret)
2 cups all purposed flour

For the filling : 
1 cup finely chopped dates
½ cup finely chopped pistachio
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
150 g softened butter
1 Tbsp sugar + 1 Tsp cinnamon ( For topping)

1)      Combine 1 cup of butter , 2 Tbsp sugar & cream cheese . Beat till light & fluffy . Fold in flours till well combined . 
2)      Shape the dough  & divide in 4 balls . Flatten into 1.5 cm  thisck disk with a rolling pin . Wrap each disk with plastic wrap & refrigerate it for at least 1 hour. ( I’ve chilled it for 1 night) .

3)      Preheat oven to 180°C . Line baking tray with baking paper or greased the pan. In a mixer , mix dates , butter, sugar & cinnamon till paste . 

4)      On a floured surface roll out one disk with rolling pin into 5mm thick . Spread ¼ date paste on pastry dough . Sprinkle ¼ of chopped pistachio & cut round into 16 wedges . Roll each wedge from curved edge to point . Place on baking tray & sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon topping . Bake for 13 to 15 mins till golden brown .

Submitting this post to Bake Along event hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours & co –hosting with Lena of Frozen Wings together with Zoe of Bake For Happy Kids


  1. Hi Kit! Date and pistachio sound like a nice combination. And sprinkled with cinnamon sugar - even better!

  2. I'm new to this snack and saw a few posts by blogger friends making this rugelach with jam. Is such an good idea blending the filling instead for easy spreading and folding. Looks so yummy!

  3. Love rugelach! The pistachio date filling sounds amazing, Kit.

  4. The filling of your rugelach sounds really nice! Happy weekend, Kit!

  5. Hi Kit,
    Lovely rugelach! I would never have thought of blending the filling to a paste, a great idea! And the added pistachios is a definite plus!
    I can see that these cookies holds special memories for you.
    Thank you for baking along with us!

  6. Hi Kit, you are clever to blend the filling. Date and pistachio is a delicious combination.

  7. This dat and pistachio ruglach looks yummy. The cookies sound like they would be soft with the cream cheese in them and I love the date and pistachio combination for the filling.

  8. These look really cute - lovely combo.

  9. Rugelach with dates and pistachio sound good!

  10. This is sinful compared to Morning glory coffee cakes lol! Looks to die for but something I should avoid!

  11. hello kit, blending the dates and the nuts is good idea too, not so messy when rolling the dough up. It looks neat! tho this is not your friend's exact recipe, i'm sure he will be pleased that are making these rugelachs and smiling up there:)