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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 pecan
  • 398 ml. can of tart pitted cherries, drained (I used two cans)


  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp. milk
  1. Combine and drizzle over slightly warm bread.


  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?