Posted 12/13/2011 9:28:11 AM
I have been making this forever, and it's a never-fail smash hit every single time. The most requested filling is the dried apricot/red maraschino cherries, followed very closely by a kind of sweetened cream cheese/maraschino cherry mixture. For Christmas I shape it into either into the candy cane or a wreath, and decorate with red & green maraschino cherries. Other times of year I'll usually use a date/walnut filling, and either shape into a circle or just a "straight" coffee cakes.