Malawach Pesto Rugelach with Goat Cheese
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 8 rugelach
  • 1 sheet of malawach, defrosted
  • ½ tablespoon pesto (more or less to your liking)
  • goat cheese, amount according to your liking
  • 4 grape tomatoes, quartered
  • Egg wash for garnish
  • Sesame seeds for garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. Place defrosted malawach on clean surface and brush with pesto.
  4. With a pizza cutter, cut the circle into eight equal wedges.
  5. Crumble goat cheese evenly over the entire malawach. Then, place one quarter of a tomato closest to the wide wedge of each malawach triangle. Starting with the wide edge, roll each triangle towards center. Place each rugelach, seam side down, on lined baking sheet. Brush the tops with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until slightly golden.
To make ahead, you can assemble and keep them in the fridge, then pop them in the oven right before guests arrive.
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