Peaches and Cream Braid
2 package (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 egg, separated
1 can (15 1/4 ounces) sliced peaches in heavy syrup, drained
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon water
2 tablespoons chopped almonds
Powdered sugar (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Unroll 1 package of the crescent dough; do not
separate. Arrange longest sides of dough across width of a rectangle stone.
Repeat with remaining package of dough. Using a baker's roller, roll dough to
seal seams. On longest sides of baking stone, cut dough into strips 1 1/2 inches
wide and 3 inches deep. (There will be 6 inches of uncut dough down center for
2. In a bowl, combine cream cheese and powdered sugar; whisk until smooth.
Separate egg (set aside yolk for later use); add egg white to cream cheese
mixture, whisking until smooth. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly down center
of dough. In a bowl, combine peaches and spice blend; toss gently using. Spoon
peaches evenly over cream cheese mixture.
3. To braid, lift strips of dough across mixture to meet in center, twisting
each strip one turn. Continue alternating strips to form braid. Tuck ends up to
seal at end of braid. Combine reserved egg yolk with water; brush egg mixture
over dough. Chop almonds; sprinkle over dough.
4. Bake 25-28 minutes or until deep golden brown. Remove to a cooling rack.
Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar if desired. Serve warm.
Yield: 12 servings or 24 sample servings
Nutrients per serving: Calories 240, Total Fat 16 g, Saturated Fat 6 g,
Cholesterol 40 mg, Carbohydrate 20 g, Protein 5 g, Sodium 470 mg, Fiber less
than 1 g
Source: Pampered Chef