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Cherry Almond Braid

Posted by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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 I took this to a Volunteer Thank-you Breakfast at the school. I got lots of compliments. This is not my photo, I forgot to take one.

Using parchment paper made for an easy cleanup, and made it easy to transfer to the serving plate. I just picked up two ends of the paper, then slid the braid on the plate. Easy-peasy!

Cherry Almond Braid

8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries
2 (8-oz.) packages refrigerated crescent rolls

GLAZE:
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 to 2 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon butter, melted
Additional sliced almonds and red maraschino cherries for decoration

In a large mixing bowl, cream together cream cheese and sugar. Stir in extract, almonds, and maraschino cherries (use a paper towel to sop up extra cherry juice). Meanwhile, unroll crescent rolls on an ungreased cookie sheet, 15x10-inch, forming a rectangle and sealing perforations. Spread cream cheese mixture down center third. Fold long edges over filling and overlap. Pinch seams to seal. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. To make glaze: combine confectioners' sugar, milk, and butter in a small mixing bowl. Spread over cherry almond braid. Place maraschino cherries attractively down long sides of braid, sprinkling sliced almonds down the center.

by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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Harris06
by Megan on Dec. 12, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Super cute, thanks for sharing!

sanj1213
by Juanita on Dec. 12, 2012 at 4:17 PM
Pretty
gmadiane
by Bronze Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 5:02 PM

that looks very nice

proudmommy690
by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 9:46 PM
Tfs
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lalasmama2007
by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 11:07 PM

TFS!

emilyrosenj
by Margaret on Dec. 13, 2012 at 6:25 AM
Looks good I bet it was tasty!
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copperswifey
by Silver Member on Dec. 14, 2012 at 11:08 PM

That is really pretty :)

mommythree0508
by on Dec. 21, 2012 at 11:06 PM

cute

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