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Cherry Nut Breakfast Rolls

 Cherry Nut Breakfast Rolls
Your family will be so excited to wake up to these delicious rolls. I love making them for the holidays.—Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110°-115°)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • FILLING:
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen pitted tart red cherries, chopped
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cups finely chopped almonds
  • Few drops red food coloring, optional
  • ICING:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 to 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir
  • in butter, sugar, eggs, salt and 3 cups flour. Add enough remaining
  • flour to form a soft dough. Turn out onto a floured surface; knead
  • until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place dough in a

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Directions (continued)

  • greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and refrigerate 2
  • hours. Meanwhile, combine all filling ingredients in a saucepan.
  • Bring to boil; reduce heat and cook until thickened, stirring
  • constantly. Cool. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Roll out to make a 14-in. x 16-in. rectangle. Spread with filling.
  • Roll up, jelly roll-style, beginning with the long end. Cut into 12
  • slices. Place, cut side down, on a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking
  • pan. Cover and let rise until almost doubled, for about 25 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from
  • pan; cool slightly. Combine all icing ingredients; drizzle over warm
  • rolls. Serve immediately. Yield: 12 rolls.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 403 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 196 mg sodium, 68 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.