Easy Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

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Total Time
37mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 22 mins

Found this recipe in a Pillsbury Appetizer and Dessert Cookbook. Made 2 of them for a birthday brunch party and everyone raved about them and thought I slaved all day over them....Easy and look wonderful. I used the Pillsbury Crescent recipe creactions seamless dough sheets, but you can use the regular crescents just press perforations to seal.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheet with shortening. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in almond extract, almonds and cherries; set aside.
  2. Unroll dough onto cookie sheet: press into 13 X 7 inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal. Spoon cream cheese misture lengthwise down center of 1/3 of rectangle.
  3. On each long side of dough rectangle, make cuts 1 inch apart to edge of filling. Fold opposite strips of dough over filling and cross in center to form a braided appearnace; seal ends.
  4. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar and milk until smooth; drizzle over coffee cake. If desired, garnish with additional sliced almonds and cherries. Store in refrigerator.