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Sugar Free Rugelach

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars

"No artificial ingredients. Cream cheese pastry filled with raisins, nuts and cinnamon. Naturally sweet."
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servings 179
Original recipe yields 32 servings (64 cookies)


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  1. Cream together the margarine and cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer. Blend in the vanilla. Mix in the flour. Chill the dough.
  2. To make the Filling: Mix together the chopped raisins, chopped walnuts, and cinnamon. If you have a food processor, place the whole walnuts and raisins into the bowl, sprinkle with the cinnamon, and chop them together by processing in short pulses.
  3. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions. Roll out each portion into a 10 - 12 inch circle 1/8 inch thick on a lightly floured board or between two sheets of waxed paper.
  4. Spread a light layer of preserves (approximately 2 tablespoons) onto each dough circle. Sprinkle each circle with approximately 1/4 cup of the chopped nut-raisin-cinnamon mixture.
  5. Cut each circle into 16 wedges using a pastry cutter or a pizza cutter. Roll each wedge from base to point. Place point down on a lightly greased or parchment lined baking sheets.
  6. Bake for 15-17 minutes at 375 degrees F (or until golden). Remove to racks to cool.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 179 calories; 10.6 19.9 2.5 8 92 Full nutrition

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These are VERY good. BUT, as a diabetic/ nutrition freak I must caution users that just because a recipe does not have refined or added sugar does NOT mean that it is "safe for diabetics." Natu...

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Although easy to make, it was too doughy for our tastes. I rolled the dough thin and it took twice as long to bake. The end result was light and dough-tasting.

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These are VERY good. BUT, as a diabetic/ nutrition freak I must caution users that just because a recipe does not have refined or added sugar does NOT mean that it is "safe for diabetics." Natu...

Wonderful! I need good sugar free items for several members of my family and this is the best cookie recipe yet. I used 1/3 C. Splenda in dough and 2 Tbls. in raisin/nut mixture. I divided the d...

Both of my parents are diabetic, and since I love to bake, I always like to bring something home to them for family get togethers that they can eat (and is yummy.) It was a family occasion ...

These are great but they are not for diabetics. Grains are as bad for a diabetic as sugar and that includes flour.

Since I made some changes (not by choice) they had a lovely mild sweet taste to them. Great way to snack and satisfy your cravings without feeling guilty. A few of these could serve as a quick...

Fantastic recipe. Everyone loves it. No need to tell anyone it is sugarfree. I made several variations. I made some with sugarfree Raspberry Preserves, and some with Sugar Free Maple syrup an...

This recipe I altered by using whole wheat flour instead of the white and I believe it added a delightful nutty crunch. Though , it was harder to see if they were golden brown! I regret not pu...

The 4 star rating is for the recipe itself. It is a good recipe for those who aren't diabetic. However, don't eat this if you are a diabetic nor prepare it for someone who is a diabetic. There a...

I had never heard of Rugelach before, but after making it more times then I can count, this recipe is wonderful! The residents that I cook for that are diabetic, really appreciate how great the...