Danish Cream Cheese Wreath

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 9-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Cut 1/2 cup butter into 1 cup flour.
  • Sprinkle 2 T. water over flour mixture; mix with a fork.
  • Shape into roll with floured hands.
  • Pat and shape into wreath shape, 11 1/2 inches in diameter with 4 inch wide side and 3 1/2- inch hole in center on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Beat cream cheese, sugar and egg yolk in small bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Spread evenly over wreath to within a 1/4-inch of edges.
  • Heat 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup water to rolling boil in a 2 quart saucepan, remove from heat and quickly stir in the almond extract and 1 cup flour.
  • Stir vigorously over low heat until mixture forms a ball, about 1 minute, remove from heat.
  • Add eggs, beat until smooth and glossy.
  • Spread evenly over cream cheese mixture.
  • Bake until topping is crisp and lightly browned, 40 to 45 minutes; cool (topping will shrink and fall).
  • Drizzle with glaze and garnish with cherries.
  • Glaze: Mix 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 to 2 tablespoon hot water until smooth and desired consistency.
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