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Holiday Biscuit Bubble Ring

 Holiday Biscuit Bubble Ring
My family loves this traditional Christmas treat so much that I like to surprise them with it throughout the year. It does take some time to prepare, but the effort is worth it when I see my family's smiling faces.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup chopped red candied cherries
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine


  • Cut cream cheese into 20 pieces. Roll each into a ball; cover and
  • refrigerate. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the flour, 2
  • tablespoons sugar and baking powder. Cut in shortening until mixture
  • resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk just until moistened.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead about 8-10 times.
  • Roll out into a 15-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Combine cinnamon and
  • remaining sugar. Sprinkle 5 teaspoons cinnamon-sugar over dough; set
  • remaining mixture aside.

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Holiday Biscuit Bubble Ring (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Cut dough into twenty 3-in. squares. Place one cream cheese ball in
  • center of each. Fold dough around ball; pinch seams to seal. Roll in
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter.
  • In a small bowl, combine the pecans, cherries and remaining butter;
  • spoon half into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan.
  • Sprinkle with half of the remaining cinnamon-sugar. Place 10 balls,
  • seam side up, over topping. Repeat layers.
  • Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10
  • minutes before inverting onto a serving platter.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine glaze ingredients. Bring to a boil;
  • cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour over bread. Serve warm.
  • Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 521 calories, 32 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 415 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.