Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake!
This delicious cherry cheese coffee cake can be made for just about any occasion, although often times it is made for Christmas. Since we are far from Christmas as I write this I recommend this delicious dessert for any time of year because it is just that good! Store bought crescent rolls are fast becoming a popular way to whip together a delicious dessert for your family. This recipe does just that! It also combines the tangy and sweet cherry filling with the rich and creamy cream cheese. This recipe is sort of like a cherry pie pocket and that is why we love it so much.
The creator of this yummy recipe comes from the website 'Catholic Cuisine' which is a group shared recipe blog focused on sharing "Recipes for Celebrating the Feasts and Seasons of the Liturgical Year." Jessica, the website founder, has used this sites as a way to bring together other mothers and food lovers who also share in her traditions.
A little tip about this recipe for the Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake - if you are lucky enough to have some cherry trees on your property or else you know someone willing to let you pick yours, this is a great way to save some money and make your own filling. To make your own cherry pie filling (about 4 cups worth)....in a large saucepan, combine 2/3 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup cornstarch and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Add 4 cups of pitted cherries, 1.2 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat and let it cool before using. So now we come to conversions. Will these 4 cups be enough for our 21 oz needed in the recipe? Well, the answer is 21 ounces of cherry pie filling is equivalent to 1.5 cups, so you will have to freeze the leftovers if you are making this recipe.
For the full list of ingredients and directions for the Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake, continue reading this article at the link below to the 'Catholic Cuisine' website.
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