*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                             Danish Almond Ring
 
 Recipe By     : Pillsbury’s 33rd Bake Off
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:30
 Categories    : Bread/Muffins/Rolls
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/4  Cup           Sugar
    3      Tablespoons   Margarine -- softened
    3 1/2  Ounces        Almond Paste -- broken in pieces
    1      8 Ounce Can   Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls
    1      Whole         Egg -- beaten
    2      Teaspoons     Sugar
      1/4  Cup           Almonds -- sliced
 
 Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Lightly grease cookie sheet.
 In a small bowl, using fork, combine sugar, margarine and almond paste; mix
 well.  Set aside.
 
 Unroll dough into 2 long rectangles; over lap long sides to form 1 large
 rectangle.  Firmly press perforations to seal.  Press or roll out 16x8 inch
 rectangle; cut lengthwise into three equal strips.  Place 3 tablespoons
 filling mixture evenly down center of each strip.  Gently press filling to
 form 1 inch wide strip.  Overlap side of dough over filling; firmly pinch
 edges to seal.  On ungreased cookie sheet, loosely braid 3 filled strips.
 Form braid into ring; pinch ends of strips together to seal.  Brush with
 egg; sprinkle with sugar and almonds.
 
 Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 22 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool 5
 minutes; remove from cookie sheet.  Serve warm.
 
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