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Cream Cheese Danish Braid Recipe

Light and creamy cream cheese danish, braided for a tasty dessert
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Proofing Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins


Cream Cheese Braid Dough Ingredients

  • 8 Oz Commercial Sour Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Butter Melted
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Warm Water
  • 2 Tbsp Quick Rise Yeast
  • 4 Cup Flour
  • 2 Eggs Beaten


  • 16 Oz Cream Cheese Softened
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs Beaten
  • 1/8 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla


Bread Dough Instructions Part 1

  • Combine; Sour Cream, Sugar, Butter, Salt, and Water in glass bowl.
  • Microwave glass bowl combination till warm, hot about 1 Minutes.
  • Beat egg into warm mixture.
  • In a separate bowl, add flour and yeast.
  • Combine both bowls and mix by hand.
  • Leave in bowl, cover with light towel for 30 minutes.
  • The dough should rise about double its original size.
  • You can put the bowl in a warm oven about 200 degrees so it rises faster.


  • Combine; Cream Cheese, Sugar, Eggs, Salt, and Vanilla in a bowl while bread is rising.
  • Mix together in electric mixer.

Dough Instructions Part 2

  • Take risen dough out of bowl. Use some flour to roll the dough out of the bowl
  • Divide dough into 3-4 balls and roll out into oval shape.
  • Spread 1/2 Cup filling on oval bread, tuck sides of bread around the filling to cover the filing.
  • Tuck ends and lay on a greased cookie sheet
  • Pat down air bubbles, slit top.
  • Let rise 15 minutes in oven at 150 degrees.
  • Once risen, bake at 375 for 20 minutes with a little bowl of water underneath.
  • Add tinfoil on top and bake for another 10 minutes. They should get golden on top then you are done!