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Christmas Tree Coffee Cake

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 35 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Enjoy this Christmas tree shaped coffee cake that's drizzled with orange glaze and garnished with candied cherries.

Bread

1
can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
2
teaspoons granulated sugar
1
teaspoon grated orange peel

Glaze

1/4
cup powdered sugar
1
to 2 teaspoons orange juice
4
red candied cherries, halved
4
green candied cherries, halved

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll dough into 2 long rectangles; firmly press perforations to seal. Cut each rectangle lengthwise into 4 strips. Twist each dough strip several times.
  • 2 On ungreased cookie sheet, form tree shape by starting at top of tree. Zigzag twisted strips of dough back and forth across cookie sheet, touching previous strip and making tree wider toward bottom, adding strips as each is finished. End with curl of dough at center of bottom to form trunk. Tree will be about 8 inches from tip to trunk.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix granulated sugar and orange peel. Sprinkle over dough.
  • 4 Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; place on serving tray.
  • 5 In small bowl, beat powdered sugar and orange juice until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over bread. Garnish with cherries. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

Don't like candied cherries? Try fresh raspberries, strawberry slices, dried cranberries or very well-drained maraschino cherries instead. While you're at it, make an extra coffee cake for a friend!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
220mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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