I’ve had this recipe for many years. I only make it a couple of times a year, but it’s a keeper. I find it really impresses people and yet it’s very easy to make. Yesterday I made this scrumptuous pastry for James and the guys for Valentine’s day. It’s an especially yummy breakfast treat when served with coffee.
10 oz (1 cup) marachino cherries, drained
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup chopped pecans (save some to sprinkle on top)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. almond extract
2-8 oz. tubes crescent rolls
Chop cherries and nuts and add to cream cheese. Add sugar and extract.
Roll out dough into rectangle.
Spread filling onto dough (excluding edges).
Roll toward you. Pull up and pinch.
Put on cookie sheet in circle.
Make several two inch slits on top, around the circle.
Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.
1 cup powdered sugar.
4 tsp. milk
1 tsp. almond extract
Let the cake cool and mix and drizzle icing over the top. Sprinkle on the remaining nuts. Slice and enjoy!
Things that were hard to bear are sweet to rememberâ€ Seneca