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Cherry-Almond Focaccia

Ingredients

  • 1 (30 ounce) package (12 rolls) frozen cinnamon roll dough (with icing)
  • 1 cup frozen unsweetened pitted tart cherries, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons toasted, sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup granola (no dates or raisins)
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions

  1. Thaw dough according to package directions. Cut each roll into 4 pieces. Arrange pieces about 1/2 inch apart on a greased 12-inch pizza pan or in a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan. Gently press pieces together to form a crust.
  2. Toss cherries with 1/4 cup powdered sugar; spoon over crust. Top with almonds and granola. Cover; let rise in a warm place 1 hour.
  3. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or till center is done, covering with foil the last 10 minutes, if necessary.
  4. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes.
  5. Combine icing packets, remaining 1/4 cup powdered sugar, milk and almond extract; drizzle over bread.

Posted by kdipaolo at Recipe Goldmine May 21, 2001.