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Three Kings Cake
Three Kings Cake

Three Kings Cake

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Cook Minutes 2 Hr 55 Min
Prep : 20 Min Cook: 2 Hr 35 Min
The easy-to-make cream cheese filling replaces the traditional frangipane, or almond custard, used to prepare the traditional recipe.
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10 Servings
Servings
Original recipe yields 10 Servings
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2/3 cup skinned hazelnuts, toasted
1-1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping
1 pkg. (250 g) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup ground almonds
3/4 cup icing sugar
1/4 cup candied citrus peel
1 pkg. (397 g) frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 egg, lightly beaten
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Step 1
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Place hazelnuts in food processor; cover. Process, using pulsing action, until hazelnuts are finely ground. Add whipped topping, cream cheese, almonds, icing sugar and citrus peel; cover. Process until well blended. Transfer to bowl; cover. Refrigerate 1 hour. Meanwhile, roll out each block of puff pastry on floured surface to 14-inch square. Cut a 30-cm (12-inch) circle in each square; place on baking sheets. Discard trimmings. Cover pastry circles with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Step 2
Spoon hazelnut mixture onto centre of 1 of the pastry circles, carefully spread to 1 inch of edge. Brush rim of pastry with egg. Cover with remaining pastry circle. Press edges together to seal. Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to neatly trim edge of dough. Cut hole in top of dough to allow steam to escape. Brush dough with remaining egg.
Step 3
Bake 35 min. or until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting into wedges to serve.
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Variation
Candied citrus peel can be found in the baking section of most grocery stores. If you cannot find it, use the grated peel of 1 orange instead.
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Food Facts
This cake is traditionally served at the feast of Epiphany, the first Sunday after New Year's Day. The occasion marks the Three Kings' visit to baby Jesus. Some people hide a bean in the filling and the person who receives the wedge with the bean is then considered king for the day.
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Special Extra
Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. raw sugar before baking.
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How to Easily Cut the Pastry Circles
Place inverted bowl on pastry. Trace around bowl with small sharp knife to cut out each dough circle. (Top rim of bowl should measure 12 inches in order to get the proper-size pastry circle.)
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Size Wise
Savour a serving of this dessert on special occasions.
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Nutrition
Calories
480
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value
Total fat 35 g
54 %
Saturated fat 10 g
50 %
Cholesterol 40 mg
Sodium 230 mg
10 %
Total carbohydrate 37 g
12 %
Dietary fibre 3 g
12 %
Sugars 12 g
Protein 8 g
Vitamin A
8 %
Vitamin C
0 %
Calcium
6 %
Iron
15 %
Servings
Makes 10 servings, one wedge (87 g) each.
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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