Raspberry Cream Cheese Bread

Recipe by Courtly
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READY IN: 55mins
YIELD: 1 braid
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In mixing bow, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Add butter, sugar, eggs, salt and 1 cup of flour.
  • Mix well.
  • Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic.
  • Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
  • Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled in size; 45 minutes.
  • Meanwhile combine cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla extract.
  • Set aside.
  • On a floured surface, roll dough into a 15 x 9 inch rectangle.
  • Place on a greased baking sheet.
  • Spread cream cheese filling lengthwise down center third of dough.
  • Spread the raspberry pie filling on top.
  • On each long side, cut 1 inch wide strips, 3 inches into center.
  • Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across filling; seal ends.
  • Cover and let rise for 20 minutes.
  • Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool if desired.
  • Combine icing ingredients and drizzle over braid.
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