Cherry Cheese Ring

Cherry Cheese Ring

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Ingredients

  • ¾ C milk
  • 3 C flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • ¼ C unsalted butter
  • 3 T Pioneer® Sugar
  • 1 pkg. dry active yeast
  • 1 egg

Filling:

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese
  • ¾ C almonds, chopped
  • 1 jar (10 oz.) maraschino cherries
  • ½ C Pioneer® Sugar
  • 1 tsp. almond extract

Glaze:

  • 1 C Pioneer® Confectioners Powdered Sugar
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • 4 tsp. milk

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, heat milk and butter until very warm.

Dough:

  1. In a large bowl, blend warm liquid, 1 cup flour, Pioneer® Sugar, salt, yeast and egg until moistened. Beat 2 minutes. By hand, stir in remaining flour to form a soft dough. Knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size. (Approximately 45 minutes).

Filling:

  1. In a small bowl beat cream cheese, Pioneer® Sugar and extract until smooth. Fold in cherries and almonds until well blended; set aside.

Dough:

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Roll out dough into a 15 x 13-inch rectangle. Spread cherry cheese filling over dough. Starting at longer side, roll up rectangle, pressing edges to seal. On a greased cookie sheet, place seam-side down. Form into a ring, firmly pressing ends together. With sharp knife, cut almost through ring at 1-inch intervals. Turn each section slightly on its side. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

Glaze:

  1. Mix Pioneer® Confectioners Powdered Sugar, milk and almond extract until smooth. While cheese ring is still warm, drizzle with glaze. Garnish with additional almonds and cherries if desired.
 
**From the Kitchen of: Barbara Wheeler of Royal Oak, MI.
 
 

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