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Christmas Fruit Kringle recipe

Christmas Fruit Kringle.

A kringle is a thin, delicate pastry developedhundreds of years ago in Denmark. Kringles are hand-rolled usingpastry dough that has been allowed to rest overnight before shaping,filling and baking.

Recipe: Christmas Fruit Kringle

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
2 tablespoons warm water
2 large eggs
2/3 cup granulated sugar – divided use
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup dried fruit (raisins, apples, apricots, cherries, etc.),chopped
1/4 cup cinnamon chips
1/2 cup Wisconsin Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, macadamia, etc.), chopped
1 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream

  • In a large bowl, combine flour and salt.Cut in butter. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water(105°F to 115°F | 40°C to 45°C ).
  • In another bowl, combine eggs, 2 tablespoonsugar and buttermilk.
  • Combine dissolved yeast with egg mixture.Add to flour mixture. Stir to make dough. Cover and refrigeratedough overnight.
  • For Filling: Combine remaining granulatedsugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, chopped fruit, cinnamon chips,Cream Cheese and chopped nuts in a medium bowl.
  • Divide dough into 3 parts. Roll 1 pieceinto a 15 x 8-inch rectangle. Carefully spread 1/3 of fillingmixture lengthwise across bottom half of dough. Fold over, pinchto seal and fold all seams underneath. Finished Kringle shouldbe approximately 14 x 4 inches. Transfer to baking sheet. Repeatprocess with remaining 2 pieces of dough and filling.
  • Place in a 375°F (190°C) preheatedoven for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool to roomtemperature. Combine powdered sugar and cream. Drizzle over Kringleand serve.

    Makes 24 bars.

    Note: Cinnamon chips are available in thebaking aisle of most supermarkets.

    Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.

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