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Not Your Grandma’s Rugala


  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 12 Tablespoons “I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter” cooking and baking sticks
  • 2 ½ Tablespoons very cold apple juice concentrate

In food processor, process first 4 ingredients until mixed. While processor is running, pour in the apple juice one tablespoon at a time until pastry forms a ball. It may take a little more or a little less apple juice, so add the last ½ tablespoon only if needed. Dump out on a lightly floured board and press dough together handling as little as possible. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Cut dough into 1/4th’s and roll out each section separately, putting the other sections back into the fridge. Roll out the dough into a rectangle about 1/8th of an inch


  • 1 Tablespoon “I can’t believe it’s not butter”
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ cup finely chopped nuts
  • ¼ cup chopped raisins

Spread butter over rectangle, then sprinkle the rest of the ingredients over the dough. Starting at the longest side, roll into a long roll. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Score the top of the roll into 1/8th ‘s. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cut through the loaf with a sharp knife when you remove it from the oven. A nice topping variation is to change the topping to: ½ cup of your favorite sugar free jam such as Polaner 1/4th cup chopped nuts.

Nutrients per piece (per piece with Polaner topping variation): Calories 125 (104), Carbohydrates 13 G (13 G), Fats 8 G (6 G), Protein 2 G (1.5 G), Sodium 122 mgm (109 mgm)

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