Cherry Cheese Danish Ring

READY IN: 10hrs




  • Dough:
  • In measuring cup combine milk, sugar and yeast.
  • Let stand until frothy, 5 minutes.
  • In large bowl combine flour, salt, and cardamom.
  • With pastry blender cut in better until well distributed with some 1/2" pieces remaining.
  • Combine eggs with yeast mixture; stir into flour mixture until sticky dough forms.
  • Cover; regrigerate until thoroughly chilled; at least 6 hrs or overnight.
  • Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface.
  • Roll out into 20x9" rectangle, re-flouring dough as needed.
  • With long side of dough facing you, fold short sides over in thirds.
  • Wrap; chill 30 minutes.
  • Unwrap dough; on lightly floured surface, with long side facing you, roll out dough into 20x9" rectangle.
  • Repeat folding.
  • Wrap; chill 30 minutes.
  • Repeat rolling and folding two more times.
  • Wrap and chill until ready to use, at least 45 minutes.
  • Filling:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Combine cheese, sugar, flour, 1 yolk, zest, and nutmeg until smooth; set aside.
  • Roll out dough into 24x9" rectangle.
  • Spread cheese mixture down center of dough in 22x3" strip.
  • Fold 1 long side of dough over filling; brush with water.
  • Fold remaining dough over, gently pressing to attach.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Shape roll, seam side down, into ring on baking sheet; press ends together to seal.
  • With scissors cut about 3/4" through outer edge every 1" all the way around to allow filling to peak through while it bakes.
  • Using knife to help separate, twist each piece slightly to expose filling inside.
  • Beat remaining yolk with 1 tbsp water; brush over ring.
  • Bake 40 minutes until golden brown (cover edges with foil if browning too quickly).
  • Remove from oven; spoon cherry filling over top of each cut.
  • Bake until filling is hot, about 5 minutes.
  • Cool on pan on rack 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pan; cool completely on rack.
  • Glaze:
  • Combine powdered sugar with milk and drizzle over ring.