Apple Danish Braid

Recipe by alligirl
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 16
YIELD: 2 braids
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a bowl, combine cream cheese and powdered sugar until well blended. Add egg mixing until smooth.
  • Unroll 1 pkg. of crescent dough; do not separate.
  • Arrange longest sides of dough across width of 12" x 15" baking pan. Repeat with remaining pkg. of dough. Work dough to seal perforations. (or use recipe creations, which isn't scored).
  • On longest side of baking pan, cut dough into strips 1-1/2 inches apart, 3 inches deep using pizza cutter (there will be 6 inches in the center for the filling).
  • Spread half of cream cheese mixture evenly over middle of dough.
  • Cut apple slices crosswise in half; evenly arrange apple slices over cream cheese mixture.
  • Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over apples.
  • Scoop remaining cream cheese mixture over apples; sprinkle with pecans. To braid: lift strips of dough across mixture to meet in center, twisting each strip one turn.
  • Continue alternating strips to form a braid.
  • Tuck ends under to seal at end of braid.
  • Bake 25-28 minutes or until deep golden brown.
  • Remove from oven; brush with syrup using pastry brush. Cut & serve.
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