Christmas Tree Danish Pastries

I've been making these tender mini trees for nearly 40 years-and folks still keep asking for them! With almond filling, maraschino cherry "ornaments" and iced garlands, the flaky pastries taste...

Directions Sprinkle 1 tablespoon flour on a work surface; place butter on surface and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon flour. Press and roll out with a rolling pin. Scrape butter from rolling pin and...


Ingredients

  • 4-3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 3-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1-1/4 cups warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ALMOND FILLING:
  • 4 ounces almond paste
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 14 green candied cherries, quartered
  • 14 red candied cherries, quartered
  • ICING:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

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