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Cherry Breakfast Braid

This sweet and tasty recipe is a simple, homemade favorite with dough, fresh cherries, and a delicious glaze!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cherry Breakfast Braid, Cherry Breakfast Braid Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 400kcal

Ingredients

FOR THE BRAID:

  • 1 8- ounce package refrigerated crescent roll sheet
  • 1 ½ cups of cherries
  • tablespoon  of sugar
  • tablespoons  of flour
  • zest from ½ a lemon about ½ teaspoon
  • teaspoon  lemon juice

FOR THE FILLING:

  • ounces  cream cheese
  • tablespoons  of butter
  • tablespoon  of sugar
  • tablespoons  of flour
  • egg for egg wash

FOR THE GLAZE:

  • tablespoon butter
  • cup  of powdered sugar
  • teaspoon  of vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a medium-size bowl gently toss cherries with sugar, flour, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together cream cheese, butter, sugar, and flour.
  • Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and roll out the sheet of crescent dough.
  • On the middle third of the dough, spread the cream cheese mixture. Pour cherries on top of the mixture. On the outer two thirds, cut diagonal lines down each side.
  • Gently fold each piece over the top of the cherries. Gently fold over each end.
  • In a small bowl, whisk 1 egg. Brush the beaten egg over the top of the braid.
  • Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 20 minutes.
  • While the braid is resting, make the glaze: melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a small bowl. Pour in vanilla and gently whisk in powdered sugar until it has a drizzle-like consistency.
  • Drizzle over the top of the braid. Slice and serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 400kcal