Strawberry Danish Breakfast Braid


– 1 (8 oz.) tube, crescent dough sheet – 4 oz. cream cheese – 1/4 c. granulated sugar, divided – 2 c. fresh strawberries, chopped – 1 Tbsp. corn starch – 2 Tbsp. turbinado or raw sugar Glaze: – 1 c. powdered sugar – 3 Tbsp. cream cheese – 1-2 Tbsp. milk


Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On parchment paper, roll out the crescent dough and pinch together any holes or perforations.

Step 2

In a bowl, cream together the 4 oz. cream cheese and 2 Tbsp. of granulated sugar. Spread into the center of the dough, leaving about 4" on each side. Using kitchen shears or a knife, cut diagonal 1" strips along the sides of the dough.

Step 3

Rinse and cut the strawberries. In a bowl, add the remaining 2 Tbsp of sugar and the cornstarch. Mix together to coat the berries. Pour the berries over the top of the cream cheese area of the dough.

Step 4

Gently fold over each end of the dough on to the berries. Continue with all the strips of the dough until all the strawberries are encased. Sprinkle the top of the dough with the turbinado or raw sugar granules. Bake at 375 for 15-18 minutes or until dough is golden brown.

Step 5

While pastry is baking, mix together the glaze by creaming together the powdered sugar, cream cheese and milk. Mix until smooth. When breakfast braid comes out of the oven, drizzle with glaze. Slice and serve.

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