Cherry Breakfast Braid

This sweet and tasty recipe is a simple, homemade favorite with dough, fresh cherries, and a delicious glaze!

Best Cherry Breakfast Braid Recipe

This sweet, homemade cherry breakfast braid is so yummy plus it’s absolutely beautiful! Dough is stuffed with a cream cheese and cherry filling before being braided and baked. A decadent glaze is drizzled on top before serving. It looks fancy but is so simple to make and is so tasty. It’s one of my favorite ways to indulge! I can’t wait to share this cherry breakfast braid recipe with you.

Want more tasty recipes? We love this sausage breakfast casserole. This cherry dump cake is a favorite for anyone who tries it. This mini cherry cream cheese danish is a wildly popular idea and this coffee cake will satisfy your sweet tooth. Also, you won’t want to miss our old-fashioned blueberry hand pies.

Cherry Breakfast Braid

Cherry Breakfast Braid

Cherry Breakfast Braid

What is Breakfast Braid?

Once you start baking breakfast braids, you’ll want to include them on your menu regularly. They are delicious and so easy to make!

Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert, a breakfast braid can be sweet or savory.

You start with dough that is then filled with either a savory filling like meat, eggs and cheese or a sweet filling like fruit. We love the cherry breakfast braid we’re sharing today but you could also use blueberry, apple, raspberry, or peach.

The dough is braided together over the filling before being baked to a gorgeous golden brown and then topped with a made from scratch glaze drizzled on top. You can’t beat the rich, irresistible flavor! I think it’s one of the best recipes you could make.

The result is an impressive and tasty treat that is so beautiful. It’s stunning when served as part of a brunch spread because it looks so gorgeous and fancy.

But you’ll know the secret: it’s so quick and simple to make homemade!

Cherry Breakfast Braid Recipe

Our yummy recipe is crazy easy to make thanks to the refrigerated dough and our effortless cherry filling. You’ll find this cherry breakfast braid hard to resist. It’s easy to indulge in the entire braid by yourself.

Cherry Breakfast Braid Ingredients

Cherry Breakfast Braid Ingredients

Cherry Breakfast Braid Ingredients

FOR THE BRAID:

  • 1 8-ounce package refrigerated crescent roll sheet
  • 1 1/2 cups of cherries
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • zest from 1/2 a lemon about 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

FOR THE FILLING:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 egg for egg wash

FOR THE GLAZE:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

You could also add a dash of almond extract if you like that combination.

You could make this recipe even faster by using canned cherry pie filling if you would like. I prefer the flavor and texture of the fresh cherries, though!

How to Make a Cherry Breakfast Braid

How to Make a Cherry Breakfast Braid

How to Make a Cherry Breakfast Braid

In a medium-size bowl gently toss cherries with sugar, flour, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, whisk together cream cheese, butter, sugar, and flour.

Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and roll out the sheet of crescent dough.

On the middle third of the dough, spread the cream cheese mixture. Pour cherries on top of the mixture. On the outer two thirds, cut diagonal lines down each side.

Gently fold each piece over the top of the cherries. Gently fold over each end.

In a small bowl, whisk 1 egg. Brush the beaten egg over the top of the braid.

Best Cherry Breakfast Braid

Best Cherry Breakfast Braid

How Long to Bake a Cherry Breakfast Braid

Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 20 minutes.

How to Make Cherry Breakfast Braid Glaze

While the braid is resting, make the glaze: melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a small bowl. Pour in vanilla and gently whisk in powdered sugar until it has a drizzle-like consistency.

Cherry Breakfast Braid Recipe

Cherry Breakfast Braid Recipe

Drizzle over the top of the braid. Slice and serve.

More Delicious Recipes

Once you make this cherry breakfast braid, you’ll understand why it’s a favorite in our family!

Best Cherry Breakfast Braid Recipe

FOR THE BRAID:

  • 1 8- ounce package refrigerated crescent roll sheet
  • 1 1/2 cups of cherries
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • zest from 1/2 a lemon about 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

FOR THE FILLING:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 egg for egg wash

FOR THE GLAZE:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • In a medium-size bowl gently toss cherries with sugar, flour, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Set aside.

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together cream cheese, butter, sugar, and flour.

  • Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and roll out the sheet of crescent dough.

  • On the middle third of the dough, spread the cream cheese mixture. Pour cherries on top of the mixture. On the outer two thirds, cut diagonal lines down each side.

  • Gently fold each piece over the top of the cherries. Gently fold over each end.

  • In a small bowl, whisk 1 egg. Brush the beaten egg over the top of the braid.

  • Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 20 minutes.

  • While the braid is resting, make the glaze: melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a small bowl. Pour in vanilla and gently whisk in powdered sugar until it has a drizzle-like consistency.

  • Drizzle over the top of the braid. Slice and serve.

Calories: 400kcal

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