I love pastries of all kinds, and when I came across this recipe for cherry kolaches back in the summertime I knew I had to make them. I kept putting it off, weather was too hot to be baking, etc. One setback led to the other, and by the time I got around to actually making them I couldn’t find the magazine they were in. Finally found it in a stack upstairs yesterday, and made them. They were great!

My only experience with kolaches previous to this had been of the savory variety. When visiting my mother-in-law while she was living in Texas (they’re a favorite there), we got them for breakfast one day. A every-so-slightly sweet dough, filled with a meat of some kind, eggs, and cheese. Yum!

These are definitely much different. The yeasted dough is still slightly sweet, topped with a cherry topping, then baked. After cooling, a glaze is added to the top of the pastry. I wish I had waited a little longer to drizzle the glaze onto the kolaches. They were still warm, and the glaze got a bit runny. But, it was still delicious! They’d probably also be great with powdered sugar on top instead.


  1. Posted October 3, 2011 at 4:16 PM | Permalink

    I had never heard of Kolaches until I moved to Texas. Now, I cannot imagine not eating them. The ones filled with meat are called klobasnek. My favorites are lemon. These look amazing!

  2. Posted October 3, 2011 at 11:00 PM | Permalink

    I was so sad when the only kolache bakery in Savannah closed down, now I can make these at home! Thank you for the recipe!

  3. Posted October 5, 2011 at 11:26 AM | Permalink

    These are so cute!! I have never heard of these before but they look wonderful. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Renea Kinder-Frazier
    Posted September 22, 2013 at 5:04 PM | Permalink

    These look delicious,I must try them.

  5. kathy
    Posted January 9, 2014 at 1:58 PM | Permalink

    love this recipe works fine in the bread machine and is a small batch i was looking for it to make a small batch thank you

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