Apple Filled Kolacky

    1 hour 5 min

    A Polish recipe for kolacky. A cream cheese and butter pastry is filled with an apple fruit filling, before being baked until golden brown. You can fill your kolacky with anything you feel like.

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    Makes: 3 dozen

    • 175g cream cheese, softened
    • 225g unsalted butter
    • 250g plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 1/2 (395g) tins apple fruit filling
    • 2 tablespoons icing sugar

    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease baking trays.
    2. Using a pastry blender or food processor, cut butter into cream cheese.
    3. In a small bowl, sieve dry ingredients together except for icing sugar.
    4. Work dry ingredients into butter/cream cheese mixture until you have an evenly sized crumb texture.
    5. Knead to form a stiff dough. If the dough gets too soft, refrigerate for about five minutes before continuing.
    6. Roll dough to 5mm thickness.
    7. Using a pastry cutter or glass, cut into about 7.5cm diameter pastries. Keep re-rolling dough until you have used it all. Use your thumb to make an indentation in each pastry. Place a 1/2 teaspoon of filling in the indentation.
    8. Bake for about 20 minutes (until lightly golden). Let cool on a wire rack. Dust lightly with icing sugar. Store in an airtight container.

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    you simply cannot improve upon eastern pastry. Being Polish, I would give this 10 stars if I could..However, I have a few changes and suggestions. Pie filling is not thick enough or have strong enough taste for kolachy, so I use paste. It comes in many flavors and would make a big difference for those who didn't like this recipe. Almond, raspberry, cherry and apricot paste are favorites at my house. I also wonder if they used margerine instead of butter which make a big difference. I also did not use the baking powder as I don't want them to rise. I don't lightly dust with powdered sugar-I sift it on heavily as there is little sugar in the recipe. The recipe says it serves 18 but keep it away from the other 17 as you will want them all for yourself.  -  12 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great cookies! I cut the recipe in half and used strawberry and peach preserves. I let the dough chill for an hour before rolling and I used a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 2 inch squares which worked out perfectly. Parchment paper also came in handy here. I now have a recipe I can use to make these at Christmas.  -  04 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Thank you so much for this recipe! This was a recipe that my mom and my uncle grew up with! We sent these for a perfect gift to my uncle for Christmas. The dough is delicious! We used plum and poppyseed filling in the kolacky like my grandma used to.  -  17 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)