Chocolate-Apricot Rugelach

This is my own recipe for chocolate rugelach. Try it because it's really delicious!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
24 rugelach



  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 1 (8 ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened

  • ½ stick cold unsalted butter, cubed

  • ¼ cup ice water, or as needed

  • nonstick cooking spray


  • ½ cup apricot preserves

  • 1 medium orange, zested

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1 tablespoon coarse sugar, or as needed


  1. Pulse flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor until combined. Add cream cheese and cold butter; pulse until butter is the size of peas. Add 1 tablespoon ice water and pulse until combined. Continue adding water as needed until dough stays together when squeezed.

  2. Divide dough in half. Form each piece into a disc, wrap with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 days.

  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray the paper with nonstick spray.

  4. Remove dough from the refrigerator and let rest at room temperature for 15 minutes.

  5. Mix apricot preserves and orange zest together for filling.

  6. Roll both discs of dough into 1/4-inch thick circles. Spread apricot preserve mixture over top of each circle and sprinkle with chocolate chips.

  7. Cut each circle into 12 wedges. Start at the wide edge and roll each wedge toward the point to create a crescent. Brush beaten egg over each crescent and sprinkle with sugar. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven until light golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

146 Calories
6g Fat
21g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 108mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 77mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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