Candy Cane Coffee Cake
Posted by Chyrel
Nothing will brighten your holiday gatherings more than this warm, fruit-filled
1 pouch (16 ounces) pizza crust & roll mix (including yeast packet)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup very warm milk (120°F-130°F)
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
3/4 cup dried fruit morsel blend (such as dried cranberries, apples and
1/2 cup cherry preserves
1 tablespoon water
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2-3 teaspoons milk
Preheat oven to 375°F. For coffee cake, combine pizza crust & roll mix, yeast
packet and granulated sugar in a bowl. Separate 1 egg white from yolk; reserve
white. Add milk, butter, whole egg and egg yolk to a bowl. Stir until mixture
forms a ball.
Turn dough out onto well-floured surface. With floured hands, knead dough 5
minutes. Sprinkle additional flour over surface as needed to reduce stickiness.
Cover; let dough rest 5 minutes.
Chop pecans; combine with fruit morsels in a bowl. Place dough in center of
lightly floured rectangle stone; roll into 12 x 15-inch. Spread preserves in
6-inch strip lengthwise down center of dough to within 1/4 inch of each end;
sprinkle fruit mixture evenly over preserves.
Cut 1-inch-wide strips on each side of fruit filling to within 1/2 inch of
filling. Lift strips of dough across filling to meet in center, twisting each
strip one turn; pinch together in center to seal. Tuck ends up to seal. Lift and
stretch one end of shaped dough using spatula; curve to form cane. Cover; let
rise in warm place 30 minutes.
Lightly beat reserved egg white with 1 tablespoon water; brush over dough using
Pastry Brush. Bake 20-23 minutes or until deep golden brown.
For glaze, mix powdered sugar and milk until smooth; drizzle over warm coffee
cake. Cool 15 minutes. Cut into 1-inch slices.
Yield: 15 servings
Nutrients per serving: Calories 250, Total Fat 8 g, Saturated Fat 2.5 g,
Cholesterol 40 mg, Carbohydrate 42 g, Protein 5 g, Sodium 330 mg, Fiber less
than 1 g
Cook's Tips: One 16-ounce package of hot roll mix can be substituted for the
Pizza Crust & Roll Mix, if desired.