Crescent Roll Blackberry Rugelach…a Practice Run

I recently had a sweet and flaky pastry known as a rugelach. In all my years living in New Orleans, I have never seen one. I have lived in Austin, Texas for over four years and I have finally tried one after seeing them on my frequent trips to the grocery. A rugelach is a Jewish pastry eaten almost any time of the year and is traditionally made in the form of a crescent using dough rolled out in the shape of a triangle (Schocken, 2004). Many fillings can be used such as nuts, chocolate, raisins, or preserves. The one I tasted used raspberry preserves and it was light, flaky, and sweet!

I tried to make my own using Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (which were a bit difficult to work with) because I used Blackberry jam…use preserves as they hold in the oven much better. In addition I sprinkled crushed walnuts atop the jam and rolled the dough. I baked them in the oven using the time recommended on the crescent roll package. It did not turn out as planned but they were very tasty.

My recommendation: Use preserves…and try phyllo dough. Next time I will be placing the ingredients on a few sheets of phyllo dough and rolling it in jelly roll fashion. Update to follow on that experiment.

Here is a picture of a rugelach by Yair Rand

by Yair Rand

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2 thoughts on “Crescent Roll Blackberry Rugelach…a Practice Run

  1. sindioses August 22, 2014 at 2:55 am Reply

    Excellent treat, fun to make and yummiest home made, made by the missus

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  2. thecomfordtable December 23, 2016 at 3:30 am Reply

    I do not recommend using jam or jelly. Use a fruit spread or try making a compote.

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