Cherry Puff Trees Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 5 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings3
Main Ingredient


 Active dry yeast1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package)
 Warm water1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Milk1 Cup (16 tbs), scalded
 Shortening1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 All purpose flour3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), sifted
 Eggs2 , well beaten
 Chopped candied cherries1 Cup (16 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 827 Calories from Fat 357

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 40 g62.1%

Saturated Fat 11 g55.2%

Trans Fat 4.5 g

Cholesterol 148.5 mg

Sodium 744.6 mg31%

Total Carbohydrates 109 g36.4%

Dietary Fiber 1.3 g5.4%

Sugars 75.6 g

Protein 11 g21.5%

Vitamin A 4.8% Vitamin C 0.01%

Calcium 11% Iron 13.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2) Soften the yeast in warm water.
3) Mix the scalded milk, shortening, sugar and salt.
4) Cool to lukewarm.
5) Stir in 2 cups of flour and beat until smooth.
6) Add eggs and yeast and mix well.
7) Beat in remaining flour to make a very thick batter.
8) Beat 1 1/2 minutes or until smooth.
9) Cover and let rise until double in bulk, about 1 hour.
10) Add cherries and stir down.
11) On greased baking sheets, mark 3 triangles, each 8 inches tall and 6 inches wide, using a rubber spatula.
12) Drop batter by teaspoonful within marked triangles - one spoonful at top, two for second row and so on, ending with sixth row of six spoonsful.
13) Add two spoonsful for "trunk".
14) Let rise until double, about 1 hour.
15) Bake at 375°F for about 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
16) When slightly cooled, brush with Orange Glaze.

17) Serve cold.