Here's my Nana. She made strudels, she made kimish breads, she made sponge cakes and honey cakes. She even made her own gefilte fish. But I don't remember her ever making rugelach. I think I know why....it's a lot of work, it's a lot of nuts, it's a lot of prunes and raisins, and it's a lot of mess in the kitchen. But other than that, they were mighty tasty when all was said and done.
Here's my Nana's serving plate. It holds the rugelach I made for Tuesdays with Dorie.
Cream cheese dough is not hard to make. Rolling it into a rectangle, well that's another matter.
Rugelach ready to go into oven, with assembly stages in photos underneath. Yes, I made the prune lekvar (bottom left). The lekvar may be the best "find" in this recipe.
Would I make this recipe again? Maybe. Probably. We'll see.
To see what others' did this with this recipe, you can visit Tuesdays with Dorie here.