Though rugelach is enjoyed year-round, this fruit-and-nut dessert is
especially popular during Hanukkah. Cream cheese in the dough, which is chilled for
hours before it is rolled out and filled, makes for an extra-flaky crust.
The base for these stuffings is the same, making it easy to serve both vegetarian and meat versions (for a full batch of meat stuffing, use an additional 1 1/2 pounds of sausage). This can accompany our Spice-Rubbed Roast Turkey.
The golden globes of the fruit world make tart-sweet "cups" for dollops of tangy creme fraiche, creating a delightful union of flavors. Serve these as a snack or starter -- anytime you want a bite (or two) of sunshine.