February 13, 2013
The original recipe is:
1/2 cup butter or margarine, very soft
4 ounces sharp process American cheese, thinly grated (1 cup)
1 1/3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons water
1 cup dried apricots (I took 1 1/2 cups prunes)
2-3 tablespoons apple juice (my addition)
1 cup granulated sugar (I tool 1/2 cup)
Cream butter and cheese till light. (I processed cheese in a food processor and added very soft butter) Blend sifted flour into creamed mixture. Add water and mix well. Chill 4-5 hours. Meanwhile, prepare filling. I cooked prunes, sugar and apple juice on a medium heat for 10 minutes, cool and processed in a food processor until smooth. Divide chilled dough in half. Roll each half to 10-inch square, cut 2 1/2-inch squares. Please 1 teaspoon filling on each square; bring up diagonal corners and seal. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 375F for 8-10 minutes.
Dust with confectioner's sugar. (optional)
Using the same dough and filling, I made hamentaschen. They are really good and easy to make it.