Holiday Apple and Cheese Braid

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Jun. 13, 2012

Vickie Jo Ann share an easy and delicious recipe sure to impress family friends.


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)



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.


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


16. Cut in slices and serve as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Bit Difficult
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 369Calories from Fat 101

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.9%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 357 mg14.88%

Total Carbohydrates 60 g20%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 30 g

Protein 8 g16%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet