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Fri, Dec 14 2012 post by Rebecca

Cream Cheese Ring

This is so beautiful on any table and for any occasion. And ... it tastes delicious!

Cream Cheese Ring

I love a yummy cream cheese danish. I have to admit this is one of my weakness.  The Cream Cheese Ring is a great substitute for this treat and I can satisfy my sweet tooth and share with others too.  It is a fantastic looking and tasting dessert to take to one of your holiday parties.

Cream Cheese Ring

Skill: Intermediate

Bake Time: 20-25

Servings: 10-12

 

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Ingredients:

8 Rhodes Texas™ Rolls, thawed and risen

1 8-ounce package cream cheese

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted

1/4 cup dried cranberries

Icing:

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon butter, softened

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

4 teaspoons milk

 

 

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Directions:  Thaw roll dough until thawed and slightly risen.  This is one time when it's a good thing to have your dough warm.  Spray your counter or work surface with non-stick cooking spray. Combine rolls and roll into a 12 x 15-inch rectangle.  This is much easier to accomplish if your dough is warm and slightly risen.

**Tip** If you find that the rectangle you've rolled out springs back and doesn't stay the size you need, let the dough "rest".  Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let it sit for 10 minutes then roll again.  In addition, make sure the dough is rolled evenly. 

 

 

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In a small bowl, blend cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, and butter. Add dried cranberries. Spread filling evenly on dough.

 

 

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Starting with shorter side, roll dough up tightly.

**Tip** This is where it's important to have the dough rolled evenly.  I found the middle of my roll to be quite thick and my rings much larger in this portion of the ring.  When you roll start from middle and work your way to the edges.  Make sure your counter is sprayed really good.  You can even place on parchment paper to help you to roll up tightly.

 

 

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Pinch edges to seal. Join ends to form a ring and place seam side down on a sprayed baking sheet.

**Tip**  I ended up cutting off the end of my roll if because the edges weren't even.  This made a much prettier starting cut. 

 

 

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With scissors or a knife, make cuts nearly to the center of ring about 1 1/2-inches apart. Turn each slice on its side, resting on the adjoining slice.

**Tip** For the start of this process, I actually cut my first slice all the way through.  I found it easier to "marry" the ends together and keep the ring looking pretty.  So the first slice I layed down then sliced and layered the addition slices to that, forming a ring.

 

 

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When making slices if you can keep the portion of the dough that is still connected towards the bottom of the center it will look better too.  Another thing I did that made this step easier,  I used a knife like a spatula to turn each slice then place.  Using my fingers on one side and the knife on the other.  The filling can be messy, this made the ring a lot neater.

 

 

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Cover with sprayed plastic wrap.

Let rise for 20 minutes. Remove wrap and bake at 350°F 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

While baking make icing.  Combine 1 cup powdered sugar,1 tblsp melted butter, 1/2 tsp vanilla, and 4 tsp milk.  Blend well, then ice Cream Cheese Ring while still warm.

 

 

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This recipe is a little more challenging to make look pretty but the taste is awesome.  I made three Cream Cheese Rings to accomplish the look I was wanting.  I hadn't made a recipe like this before so there was a learning curve.  

I can tell you no one was complaining at my house and my neighbors and friends benefited too. ( just spreading a little Holiday cheer) Top with a festive bow. The Cream Cheese Ring is really fun and delicious.  I know it will be a hit at any gathering.  I will hang up my apron for now.  Happy baking!

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Cream Cheese Ring

Servings: 10-12 | Skills: Intermediate | Prep Time: 15 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 20-25 min

This is so beautiful on any table and for any occasion. It tastes delicious!

Cream Cheese Ring
2.0 / 5  (1 vote, 6 reviews )

Ingredients

8 Rhodes Texas Rolls, or 12 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature
1 8-ounce package cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup dried cranberries

Icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4 teaspoons milk

Instructions

Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Combine rolls and roll into a 12 x 15-inch rectangle. In a small bowl, blend cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, and butter. Add dried cranberries. Spread filling evenly on dough. Starting with longer side, roll dough up tightly. Pinch edges to seal. Join ends to form a ring and place seam side down on a sprayed baking sheet.

With scissors or a knife, make cuts nearly to the center of ring about 1 1/2-inches apart. Turn each slice on its side, resting on the adjoining slice. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap.

Let rise about 20 minutes. Remove wrap and bake at 350°F 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Combine icing ingredients. Ice while still warm.

6 Comments

Oh man, it looks so delicious and very tempting. I said on Dec 20, 2012
Oh man, it looks so delicious and very tempting. I can't wait to try out your recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
Duffles said on Dec 20, 2012
Oh man, it looks so delicious and very tempting. I can't wait to try out your recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
Diane said on Dec 15, 2012
Beautiful! Thanks for all the great tips. I'm going to try it :)
Diane
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