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Very Cherry Crescent Ring

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Ingredients
  Maraschino cherries 10 Ounce, drained (1 Jar)
  Cream cheese 8 Ounce, softened (1 Package)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Almond extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped pecans 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Refrigerated crescent rolls 16 Ounce (2 Tubes Of 8 Ounce Each)
For glaze
  Confectionery sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Milk 4 Teaspoon
  Almond extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pecan halves 10
Directions

Set aside five cherries for garnish.
Chop remaining cherries; place in a mixing bowl.
Add cream cheese, sugar, almond extract and pecans; beat until blended.
Unroll crescent roll dough.
Place dough together, forming one large rectangle; seal seams and perforations.
Fold dough in half lengthwise; roll into an 18-in x 12-in rectangle.
Spread filling to within 1 in of edges.
Roll up tightly, jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal.
Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet; pinch ends together to form a ring.
With a scissors, cut from outside edge two-thirds of the way toward center of the ring at 1 -in intervals.
Separate strips slightly; twist to allow filling to show, slightly overlapping previous piece.
Bake at 375° for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Cover loosely with foil if the top browns too quickly.
Using two large spatulas, carefully remove to a wire rack.
For glaze, combine confectioners' sugar, milk and almond extract.
Drizzle over warm ring.
Garnish with pecans and reserved cherries.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Breakfast
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cherry
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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