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Apricot-Cream Cheese Braid  Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ken Burditt
Added: Sunday, March 13, 2005

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
DOUGH

c granulated sugar
1/3 c butter
tsp Salt
1 (8-oz) carton light sour cream
2 pkgs. dry yeast
c warm water (100-110 deg.)
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
4 c all purpose flour


FILLING
2/3 c apricot preserves
c granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 (8 oz) blocks 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1 large egg lightly beaten
Cooking spray



GLAZE
1 c powdered sugar
2 Tbsp fat-free milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:
Directions:
Dough, combine first 4 ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; cool. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in sour cream mixture and 2 eggs, lightly spoon flour into measuring cup, level. Gradually stir flour into sour cream mixture. Chill over night. Filling, combine preserves and next four ingredients in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Divide dough into 4 equal portions. Turn each portion out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 4 or 5 times. Roll each portion into a 12x8 inch rectangle. Spread one 1/4 of filling on each portion, leaving a inch border. Starting on the long side, carefully roll up each portion jellyroll fashion; pinch seam and ends to seal. Place 2 loaves on each of 2 baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Cut 4 (1/4 inch deep) Xs in top of each loaf with scissors. Cover let rise in a warm place (85 degrees) free from drafts, 25 min. or until doubled in size, Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place 1 baking sheet in the oven (cover remaining loaves to stop drying), and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or lightly browned. Repeat with remaining loaves. Cool loaves slightly.To prepare glaze, combine powdered sugar, milk, and 1 tsp vanilla, stirring with whisk. Drizzle warm loaves with glaze.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 loaves, 10 slices per loaf

 

 

 

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