Cranberry Orange Holiday Wreath

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Makes 1 wreath


4-1 / 2 cups all-purpose flour

1 / 2 cup sugar

1 envelope FLEISCHMANN’S RapidRise Yeast

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon grated orange peel

1 cup milk

1 / 4 cup water

1 / 2 cup butter or margarine

1 large egg

1 egg white, beaten with 1 tablespoon water


Cranberry Orange Filling

1 cup cranberries

2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

3 / 4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

1 cup chopped pecans


Orange Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar, sifted

1 to 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, salt and orange peel. Heat milk, water, and butter until very warm (120o to 130oF). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add 1 egg and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 to 24 hours.

Remove dough from refrigerator; roll to 18 x 10-inch rectangle. Spread evenly with Cranberry Orange Filling. Beginning at long end, roll up tightly as for jelly roll; pinch seam to seal. Join ends together to form ring; pinch to seal. Transfer to greased large baking sheet. With sharp knife, cut slits 2 / 3 through ring at 1-inch intervals. Turn each section on its side to show filling. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Brush dough with egg white mixture. Bake at 375oF for 20 to 25 minutes or until done. Remove from sheet; cool on wire rack. Drizzle with Orange Glaze; decorate with cranberries and orange wedges.

Cranberry Orange Filling
In a saucepan; combine cranberries, orange juice, and brown sugar. Over medium high heat, bring to a boil, stirring constantly to crush cranberries. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes or until thick. Stir in pecans. Let cool.

Orange Glaze
In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and orange juice. Stir until smooth.

Nutrition Information
Per Serving:
Serving size: 1 slice (1 / 16 of recipe)
Serving weight: 3.8 ounces (106 grams) Calories 340; Total fat 12 g; Saturated fat 4.5 g;
Cholesterol 30 mg; Sodium 220 mg; Carbohydrates 53 g; Dietary fiber 2 g; Sugars 25 g; Protein 6 g


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