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Correct! A 'kringle' is a Danish pastry, but not a Christmas specialty

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A kringle is a Danish pastry, filled with fruit, nuts or a fruit-and-nut combination. A traditional kringle usually is oval shaped, and may be coated with vanilla or chocolate icing.

And what does that have to do with "Kris Kringle," one of Santa's alternative names? Nothing at all.

The name "Kris Kringle" originated in the Pennsylvania Dutch community during the early 1800s. It is derived from the German phrase Christine, which means "little Christ child." The Pennsylvania Dutch also called Santa besmirches, but that seems not to have caught on in the wider community.

Although Kringle are not specifically associated with Christmas, the people who bake them think they make wonderful Christmas gifts. Kringle bakers appear to be concentrated in the Midwest, at least on the Internet, and we found two places in Racine, Wick. offering mail-order sales: Racine Danish Kringle's and the O&H Danish Bakery. (New Yorkers will want to know that Racine does not offer prune Kringle, but O&H does, at least the last time we looked.)

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