Braided Cherry Dessert

I recently attended a Rhodes Blogger Demo Night.  I was excited to be an attendee.  One of the items that was made for us was this dessert.  The demo instructor wasn’t planning on baking it for us because she already had so many other goodies for us to try.  With a little convincing a few of the bloggers got her to bake it anyway.  I’m SO glad they did!  One bite and I knew this is what I wanted to make for my next step-by-step recipe!  It was so delicious.  This is my first experience with a braid, so forgive me because it isn’t perfect by any stretch of the imagination.  It tastes amazing and that’s [mostly] all that matters.  Give it a try, you will love it.  Perfect for a holiday get together, you will be a hit if you serve it at your next party.

 

For the braid you will need: 2 loaves Rhodes™ Bread, thawed and risen -or- 12 Rhodes Dinner rolls, thawed thawed to room temperature, cream cheese, butter, softened, lemon juice, sugar, cherry pie filling, and an egg.  For the icing you will need: powdered sugar, more butter, milk, vanilla or almond extract, and cherries, if desired.
 Spray board or counter with non-stick cooking spray. Either place loaves end to end and roll together, or combine the dinner rolls.  I used the rolls, so I combined them together.
Form dough into a 12×30-inch rectangle. With a clean ruler, gently mark a 4-inch space down the center. Then mark dough on either side of center into 1-1/2 inch strips horizontally.
 Mix cream cheese, butter, lemon juice and sugar together.  If you want, take a little taste, it’s delicious!
 Spread filling down the center of braid.  I added a little to each edge as well.  I cut my braid before topping it, but you can wait until after.  Either one works.
 Top mixture with cherry pie filling. Oooohhh, it’s so pretty!
 Begin braid by folding top row toward filling. Then fold strips left over right, right over left. Fold bottom end towards filling and finish by stretching last strip and tucking under.
 Using both hands, carefully lift braid onto a large baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Brush with egg and cover with sprayed plastic wrap. Let rise until double.
 Bake at 350°F 25-30 minutes. Or longer if dough isn’t done.  If top is browning too quickly, cover with foil for remainder of baking period.  Remove from pan and let cool. Combine icing ingredients and drizzle over braid.

Braided Cherry Dessert

Serves 12
This is a delicious and fun dessert - you'll love it!
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334 calories
45 g
43 g
13 g
10 g
6 g
134 g
487 g
8 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
134g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 334
Calories from Fat 112
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g
20%
Saturated Fat 6g
30%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 43mg
14%
Sodium 487mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates 45g
15%
Dietary Fiber 3g
10%
Sugars 8g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A
8%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
24%
Iron
18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 loaves Rhodes Bread, thawed and risen -or- 12 Rhodes Dinner rolls, thawed
  2. cream cheese
  3. butter
  4. softened
  5. lemon juice
  6. sugar
  7. cherry pie filling
  8. 1 egg
For the icing you will need
  1. powdered sugar
  2. more butter
  3. milk
  4. vanilla or almond extract, and cherries, if desired.
Instructions
  1. Form dough into a 12x30-inch rectangle. With a clean ruler, gently mark a 4-inch space down the center. Then mark dough on either side of center into 1-1/2 inch strips horizontally. Mix cream cheese, butter, lemon juice and sugar together. Spread filling down the center of braid.Top mixture with cherry pie filling. Begin braid by folding top row toward filling. Then fold strips left over right, right over left. Fold bottom end towards filling and finish by stretching last strip an tucking under. Using both hands, carefully lift braid onto a large baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Brush with egg and cover with sprayed plastic wrap. Let rise until double. Bake at 350°F 25-30 minutes. Or longer if dough isn't done. If top is browning too quickly, cover with foil for remainder of baking period. Remove from pan and let cool. Combine icing ingredients and drizzle over braid.
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calories
334
fat
13g
protein
10g
carbs
45g
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Adapted from Rhodes Bake N Serv
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Enjoy!  It’s soooo yummy!

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