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Cherry Danish

Cherry DanishThese ruby-studded pastries will be the first to disappear from your brunch table. You can…

Cherry Danish

Cherry Danish


1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°) 1 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°) 3/4 cup shortening, divided 1/3 cup sugar 3 large eggs, room temperature, divided use 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon each ground mace, lemon extract and vanilla extract 4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling GLAZE: 1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk 1/3 cup chopped almonds


In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water.

Add the milk, 1/4 cup shortening, sugar, 2 eggs, salt, mace, extracts and 2 cups of flour; beat until smooth.

Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.

Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes.

Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.

Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down.

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On a large floured surface, roll dough out to a 24×16-in.


Dot half of the dough with 1/4 cup shortening; fold dough lengthwise.

Fold the dough 3 times lengthwise, then 2 times widthwise, each time dotting with some of the remaining shortening.

Place dough in a greased bowl; cover and let rise 20 minutes.

On a floured surface, roll dough into a 16×15-in.


Cut into 8×3/4-in.

strips; coil into spiral shapes, tucking ends underneath.

Place in 2 greased 15x10x1-in.

baking pans.

Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Beat remaining egg.

Make a depression in the center of each roll; brush with egg.

Fill with 1 tablespoon pie filling.

Bake at 375° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool on a wire rack.

Combine confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and milk; drizzle over rolls.

Sprinkle with almonds.

Nutrition Facts 1 pastry:

  • 137 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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