Thursday, July 28, 2016

Lekvar.........


Lekvár is a very thick, sometimes coarse jam of pure ripe fruit. It comes in several flavors here. I like the prune and apricot Lekvár best. It makes such a delicious cookie with a cream cheese dough. Why not make both flavors and enjoy a variety?
 Lekvár Cookies
8 oz cream cheese, softened
8 oz butter, softened
2 tsp sweet cream
2 cups flour
Work cream cheese, butter and flour as for pie crust. Moisten with sweet cream. Knead lightly until smooth. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Next day, sprinkle dough board with flour and sugar, roll out dough. Cut in squares, place a teaspoon of Lekvár in center of square. Bring opposite corners up to meet and press corners slightly. Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes. Cool and dust generously with powdered sugar. Keep in uncovered tin to retain crispness. I was told this is a Hungarian cookie. No matter where it came from, it is delicious and you really need to make them and enjoy them. I have enjoyed this recipe since 1969. You might say it's a family favorite.
Till next time.......

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