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Easy Valentine Strudels

February 6, 2012

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups all-purpose flour*
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup dairy sour cream
3 tablespoons butter or margarine,melted
Cherry Filling (below)
Pink Glaze (below)

Cut butter into flour and salt with pastry blender. Stir in sour cream until a soft dough forms. Wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Heat oven to 350°. Divide dough into 3 parts. Roll 1 part dough into rectangle, 15 x 10 inches, on lightly floured cloth covered board. (Refrigerate remaining dough.)

Brush butter lengthwise over about 2/3 of rectangle. Gently spread 1/3 of the Cherry Filling over butter. Roll up tightly beginning with fruit side. Place on greased baking sheet, brining ends together to make a heart shape as pictures. Repeat with remaining 2 parts of dough.

Bake until light golden brown, about 40 minutes. Cool 15 minutes; drizzle with Pink Glaze. 3 Strudels.

*Do not use self-rising flour in this recipe.

Cherry Filling

Mix 1 jar (12 ounces) cherry preserves, 1/4 cup orange marmalade, 2 cups thinly sliced almonds and 1 cup golden raisins.

Pink Glaze

Mix 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 to 2 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon butter of margarine, softened, 1/2 teaspoon almond extract and 1 drop red food color.

©1976 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 5, 2016 9:44 pm

    This is really cute! I might try it out this weekend.

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