I found this recipe in the food section of the news paper. It makes a really nice addition to any brunch or coffee and dessert evening with friends. The filling is sour cherry that makes this a special treat and just a bit different from a traditional cinnamon loaf.


-3 3/4 cups of flour
-1/2 cup sugar
-1 pkg quick rise yeast

-1 tsp salt
-1 cup milk
-1/4 cup water
-1/2 cup butter or margarine
-1 large egg

1- Combine 1 1/4 cup flour, sugar, dry yeast and salt.

2- Heat milk water and butter til very warm and butter is melted.

3- Gradually add to dry ingredients.

4- Beat 2 minutes, scraping bowl.

5- Add egg and 1/2 cup flour. Beat 2 more minutes, adding enough flour to make stiff batter.

6- Cover with greased plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-24 hours.

7- Divide dough in half.

8- Roll each half into a 18x10 in rectangle.

9- Spread with cherry filling to 1/2" from the edge.

10-Roll up and pinch to seal, make a ring.

11- Place on greased baking sheets.

12- Cut in 1" intervals 2/3 through. Twist each section sideways.

13- Cover till double about 1 hour.

14- Bake at 375 for 20-25 min.

15- Remove to rack to cool.

16- Drizzle with glaze

Cherry Filling

-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1/2 flour
-1/2 cup chopped pecans

1-398 ml. can of tart pitted cherries, drained
(I used 2 cans)

-1 cup icing sugar
1-2 tbsp. milk


  1. This would be a great addition for a brunch, Char..I love sour cherries!

  2. Looks wonderful! Kathy

  3. I'm always game for cherries! Looks yummy.

  4. MMM! This sounds so good. Just a note I made the multi-grain bagels listed on this site this morning and they were wonderful. Thanks!

  5. For several years I've made a similar ring using cherry pie filling - this will be much better. Shape into a heart and you have a Valentine's treat! Kate1946

  6. Cherries are in season right now and I keep buying them to snack on! What a great recipe! Thanks!

  7. Oh Charlotte...this is crazy good! Wowsa! I love it....GREAT GREAT shot too! I am coming over right now...I'll bring my Starbucks I just brought in from the car on my way home from an extra piece there for me?

  8. I have been cooking with tart cherries for the past six months. They are a great addition to any of the recipes I have used them. They add a good zing to the taste. I recently discovered a free tart cherry book (with tart cherry recipes). It is a good book and best of all it is free. It is called Tart Cherry Health Report. You can get it from Traverse Bay Farms. It has a number of cherry juice , fresh cherry recipes and more. Best all it is free.

  9. I adore cherries! This looks wonderful!! Did you double the sugar mixture for the filling, too, along with the cherries?