For as long as I can remember, my mom made what she called Stollen every year at Christmas. Traditionalists would not recognize our family’s rendition since Stollen is similar to fruitcake. Ours would be described best as a pastry with its tender sweet roll dough cradling fresh or canned fruit, nuts, and spices and sweet glaze topping.
Shaped like a Swedish Tea Ring, it makes a beautiful presentation. Smaller rings can be made for holiday gifts or afternoon tea with friends.