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Kris Kringle Star Bread

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.


2 breads (18 pieces each)

I make this recipe for family and friends every holiday season.—Evelyn Fisher, Haines, Oregon
Kris Kringle Star Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 2 cups chopped walnuts or hazelnuts
  • 1 cup chopped maraschino cherries, patted dry
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • BREAD:
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • Confectioners' sugar icing


  1. In a small bowl, combine filling ingredients. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water. In a large bowl, combine the butter, sugar, eggs, salt, yeast mixture and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down. Divide in half; roll each half into a 14-in. circle. Transfer to 2 greased baking sheets. Cut five 4-in.-long slits into each circle equal distance apart. Set aside half of filling for garnish; spoon remaining filling into the center of each section.
  4. Fold the 2 outer edges of each section over each other to enclose filling, forming star points. Pinch edges together to seal. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Drizzle with confectioners' sugar icing. Spoon reserved filling into the centers.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 155 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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