Cherry Cheesecake Bread Braid Recipe

Category Recipe Title Prep Time Rise Time Bake/Cook Time Total Time
Dessert Braids Cherry Cheesecake Braid 20 min 5 min 25 min 50 min


About this Recipe

By: Fast Easy Bread

Bread braids are so easy but the finished product looks like it took all day to make. This is no exception. The cherry cheesecake bread braid is a sweet dessert that will tickle your taste buds.     


Braid Filling

  • 4 oz cream cheese 
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar and
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 can of cherry pie filling

It is very important that you use bread flour. Do not use all-purpose flour for this recipe. You can substitute almost any sweetener for the sugar such as honey or brown sugar at a 1:1 ratio. The Saf-Instant Premium Yeast and the Liquid Soy Lecithin can be purchased in the Homemade Bread Bundle or the Homemade Pizza Bundle

Filling: Mix the cream cheese with the brown sugar and vanilla.  

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and mix dry ingredients. (yeast is a dry ingredient)

Step 2

To avoid a mess, make a dimple in dry ingredients with tsp. Squeeze the lecithin into the bottom of the dimple about the size of a quarter. Add water slowly, add 3/4 cups and then the remaining 1/4 cup. Mix for 1 minute and check consistency. The dough mixer should be sticky and pull itself off bowl.

Step 3

Mix/knead in mixer on medium setting for 5 minutes or knead for 5 minutes by hand.

Step 4

Spray counter and hands with cooking spray and knead for a few seconds to form smooth ball.

Step 5
Roll dough into a 15-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Place on a greased cookie sheet.
Step 6

Spread cream cheese mixture lengthwise down center third of rectangle, then add the cherry pie filling.

Step 7

On each long side, cut 1-in.-wide strips about 2-1/2-in. into center. Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across filling.

Step 8

Pinch ends to seal and tuck under.  Coat with butter and sprinkle with granulated sugar.

Step 9

Cover and let rise for 5 minutes then bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Step 10

Remove from oven and place on cooling rack or cutting board with 2 spatulas. Serve and enjoy!

People Who’ve Made This

“I’m no baker so if I can make this bread then anyone can do it. This is so fast and easy!”

Cory R.

I love making bread, but don’t like the time involved sometimes. This stuff is great. I can’t believe I can make delicious bread in under a hour. It is also so easy to use.

Lindsey F.

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