Lemon Cheese Braid

Lemon Cheese Braid

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gaynel mohler


Found this recipe in an old recipe book, read over it and the inner ingredients sound wonderful Seems simple enough to put together. I am re-typing it exact so hope no confusion on the "braid" part


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1 loaf
50 Min
30 Min


  • 1
    loaf frozen bread dough thawed overnight in refrigerator
  • 1 pkg
    8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1
    egg yolk
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    grated lemon rind
  • 1
    egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water

How to Make Lemon Cheese Braid


  1. allow dough to stand at room temperature on a lightly floured surface for 1 hour
  2. roll and push to an 18 X 8" rectangle, let rest while making filling
  3. Beat cheese, egg yolk, sugar and vanilla in a small bowl with electric mixer, stir in lemon rind
  4. Place dough on large greased cookie sheet. spread cheese mixture down center third of dough.
  5. cut dough from outside to filling spacing cuts 1" apart
  6. overlap dough strips alternately from left to right to cover cheese mixture.
  7. brush braid with egg mixture, let stand in warm place 30 minutes.
  8. bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. remove to rack. serve warm

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About Lemon Cheese Braid

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads Other Breads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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