Cherry-Cheese Crescent Braid

Cheers to cherries, cream cheese and crescent rolls. Now that's a delicious coffee cake!

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 8

Ingredients

Braid

1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
1/2
cup pineapple cream cheese spread (from 8-oz container)
2
tablespoons sugar
1
egg, separated
1/2
cup chopped candied red cherries
1
tablespoon water
1
teaspoon sugar

Glaze

1/3
cup powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon almond extract
1
to 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough onto cookie sheet, forming 13x7-inch rectangle. Firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough onto cookie sheet, forming 13x7-inch rectangle.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and 2 tablespoons sugar with spoon. Beat in egg yolk. Stir in cherries. Spoon lengthwise down center of dough rectangle in 2 1/2-inch-wide strip. Cut 1-inch-wide strips on each side of cream cheese filling to within 1/2 inch of filling. Fold strips at an angle across filling mixture, alternating from side to side.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix egg white and water; beat well. Brush egg white mixture over dough. (Discard any remaining egg white mixture.) Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar.
  • 5 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until deep golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; place on serving tray. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 6 In small bowl, beat powdered sugar, almond extract and enough milk for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle glaze over warm braid. If desired, garnish with additional candied cherries. Cool 15 minutes before slicing. Serve warm. Store in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    230
    (
    Calories from Fat
    100),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    11g
    11%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    Trans Fat
    1 1/2g
    1 1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    40mg
    40%;
    Sodium
    340mg
    340%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    29g
    29%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    18g
    18%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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