It's buttery, flaky and thoroughly delicious. It's Kringle — Wisconsin's Official State Pastry.
This distinctive oval-shaped treat has been a Racine County tradition since Danish immigrants brought it to Wisconsin in the mid-19th century.
An authentic Danish Kringle is 32 layers of flaky, buttery dough filled with a variety of fruits and nuts and baked until golden brown. Popular varieties include pecan, almond, raspberry, cherry, apple, strawberry and cream cheese. Racine bakers get creative with seasonal selections like turtle, cranberry, pumpkin, cinnamon and key lime.
Kringle making is a time- and labor-intensive process. Bakers repeatedly fold together butter and flour and then refrigerate the dough to produce a delicate, flaky texture.
The effort is well worth it! Kringle from Racine County has gained an enthusiastic worldwide following. The pastry has been featured on the Food Network, the Travel Channel, the “Today Show,” "CBS Sunday Morning" and other national TV outlets.
Kringle is available at local bakeries, grocery stores and other outlets throughout the area. Our bakers proudly ship their Kringle all over the world — particularly during the Christmas season.
One slice is never enough of the Official Wisconsin Pastry from America’s Kringle Capital!
Also available at Borzynski’s Farm and Floral Market, Georgetown Village Market, Lakeview Pharmacy, Kwik Trip (I-94 and Highway 20), Citgo (I-94 and Highway 20), M&M Citgo, Lou Perrines in Kenosha, BP Kenosha Travel Mart, Gooseberries in Burlington, Trader Joe's, Wal-Mart stores, Racine and Kenosha area; Sam’s Club in Kenosha; Woodman’s Markets, Piggly Wiggly stores, Woodman's Markets, Festival Foods, and Sentry.