Here is something that you might want to try the next time you make bread. This is more convenient style recipe but it can be adapted to homemade bread and pie filling.
Let the frozen bread loaf rise once. Knead, reshape and place in a greased loaf pan. Let rise again. Make 2 slits in the top of the loaf to a depth equal to 1/3 rd of the loaf. Divide and place the cherry pie filling in the slits. Let rise again to full size and brush the top of the loaf with melded butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove the loaf from the pan and cool. This bread can be served either warm or cold.
From A Flyer From The National Red Cherry Institute