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Holiday Apple And Cheese Braid

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Vickie & Jo Ann share an easy and delicious recipe sure to impress family & friends.
Ingredients
  Butter 2 Tablespoon, divided
  Granny smith apples 4 Cup (64 tbs), cored, peeled and chopped
  Brown sugar 8 Tablespoon, divided (1/2 cup packed)
  Almonds 3 Tablespoon, chopped
  Frozen bread dough/Crescent roll dough 1 Pound, thawed
  Brie cheese/Cheddar cheese 4 Ounce, cubed
  Raisins 4 Tablespoon (1 tablespoon reserved for garnish)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a skillet over medium heat, melt one tablespoon butter.
2. Add in the apples, and sauté for 10 minutes.
3. Stir in 1/4 cup brown sugar and allow to cook for 5 minutes and remove from heat.
4. Add in the almonds, stir to mix and set aside.
5. On a floured surface, roll dough out into a 15"x12" rectangle and place on a greased baking sheet.
6. Smear the apple mixture lengthwise down the center of the dough.
7. Arrange Brie sliced over the apples mixture and make diagonal cuts 1-1/2 inches apart on both sides of dough to within 1-1/2 inches of filling.
8. Alternately fold strips over filling with each strip overlapping.
9. Cover the baking sheet and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
10. Preheat the oven to 350F.
11. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt remaining butter and stir in remaining brown sugar.
12. Brush the sugar butter mixture over risen loaf.
13. Sprinkle with raisins, lightly pressing them into dough.
14. Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden.

FINALIZING
15. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

SERVING
16. Cut in slices and serve as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Breakfast
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday
Ingredient: 
Apple
Restriction: 
Low Cholesterol
Preparation Time: 
140 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
185 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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