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Pumpkin Rugelach with Sage and Walnuts

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Pumpkin Rugelach with Sage and Walnuts by arielleclementine 

WHO : arielleclementine lives in Austin, TX

WHAT : A wonderful surprise -- savory rugelach. 

HOW :  A tender, classic cream cheese dough is spread with a walnut-and-sage studded pumpkin filling that is so much more than the sum of its parts.

WHY WE LOVE IT : A little rich, and a lot addictive, these nibbly treats will be the star of your next cocktail party. 

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Ingredients at the ready : egg, cream cheese, butter, flour, salt, onion, pumpkin, sage, walnuts, hot pepper. 

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First things first -- the dough. Merrill employs the trusty scoop and scrape.

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Butter awaits pulverization. 

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Cream cheese, sliced and ready to join its buttery companion. 

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Butter, flour, cream cheese, salt. A whir of the blade. Dough! 

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Turn out onto parchment paper. 

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Pat into a round that will be easy to roll out. 

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Merrill tucks in the dough for an enviable two hour nap in the fridge. 

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Now for a little chopping. Shallots! Two big ones! 

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Sage! 

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Walnuts! Chopped as finely as patience allows. 

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Shallots go for a dip in hot oil. 

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Followed quickly by pumpkin, sage and those hot hot chile flakes. 

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The dough is awake! Get rolling. 

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The filling is cooled and the dough is rolled out. Spread! 

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Slice into dainty triangles. 

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Rugelach roll-ups. 

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If this doesn't melt your heart, nothing will. 

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All that work is but a distant memory. 

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Just try to resist us. Just try. Our savory, butter-flakey, nut-studdedness will not be denied.  

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