Kringle Recipe


Kringles can be filled with fruit or nuts. Cherry, apple and almond are popular and traditional fillings. Special thanks to Racine native MJ Diem for sharing her mother's Kringle recipe which has been adapted here.

Recipe Facts

Active: 60 mins
Total: 3 hrs
Serves: 12 servings

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For the Kringle:

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 cups flour

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, chilled

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 cup sour cherry jam

For the Icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a small bowl mix together sour cream and vanilla. Set aside.

  2. Using a pastry blender or (several pulses with a food processor) cut together flour and butter so butter is reduced to small pea-sized bits. Stir in sour cream mixture. Blend well to form a dough. Divide into two disks. Flatten disks slightly, cover and chill at least 2 hours or overnight.

  3. Preheat oven to 450°F. In a small bowl whisk together egg and sugar. Set aside. On a floured work surface, roll out each dough disk into a 12 by 6 inch rectangle. Spread filling down center in a thin strip leaving two inches clear on each side and an inch and a half at both ends. Fold sides over center then fold ends up, press lightly to seal. Brush with egg wash.

  4. Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Drizzle icing over warm kringle. Cool on wire rack. Store in a covered container. Best within a day.

Special equipment

baking sheet, pastry cutter or food processor, parchment paper

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
308 Calories
20g Fat
30g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 308
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 17mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 81mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)