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Raspberry Breakfast Braid

We like using blackberries, marionberries, a mixture of raspberries and blackberries, or all three in this quick and easy pastry. —Tressa Nicholls, Sandy, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1-1/4 cups fresh raspberries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup vanilla frosting


  • Preheat oven to 425°. Place biscuit mix in a large bowl. Cut in cream cheese and butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 8-10 times.
  • On a greased baking sheet, roll dough into an 18x12-in. rectangle. Spoon raspberries down center third of dough; sprinkle with sugar.
  • On each long side, cut 1-in.-wide strips about 2-1/2 in. into center. Starting at 1 end, fold alternating strips at an angle across raspberries; seal ends.
  • Bake until golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool slightly. In a microwave-safe dish, microwave frosting on high until it reaches desired consistency, 5-10 seconds; drizzle over pastry.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 185 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 319mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • teryn69
    Jan 5, 2021

    I appreciate that not everyone loves to bake from scratch like I do. This recipe would work wonderfully for those that don't like to spend a lot of time fussing with dough that needs to rise. With that being said, the recipe has given me a great idea for my next filled braided bread. I need to think on the cream cheese, whipping it up with probably some powdered sugar and vanilla, spreading it down the middle with raspberries on top, then braiding. Sounds delicious!

  • Robin Sherry
    Nov 6, 2013

    Sounds good! going to give it a try

  • keverwann
    Aug 2, 2013

    Made with a sweetened cream cheese, egg, and orange zest filling in addition to 2-3 cups of frozen raspberries. I didn't let them thaw, just popped them in frozen. I didn't add any frosting or glaze as the cream cheese filling added a nice flavor and sweetener. I made it the night before and tried it warm. It was good, slightly better than the next morning (after spending the night in the fridge), but not so much better that I need to get up super early to make it in the morning instead.

  • loroo
    May 23, 2013

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    Apr 28, 2013

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    Mar 12, 2013

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  • mrsnelson1530
    Feb 22, 2013

    I substituted and put in raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries. Tasted good, my braid wasn't the best but oh we'll.

  • dlshope
    Dec 4, 2012

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  • aug2295
    Dec 2, 2012

    I made my own frosting as suggested and drizzled it over straight out of the oven. Came out delicious. It was a little more involved than I anticipated though, so I wouldn't recommend this if you have divided attention in the morning, but if you have a half an hour to dedicate to prep, do it, your family will thank you!

  • tnichs
    Jul 17, 2012

    This braid is much better with a powdered sugar frosting like I suggested when I submitted this recipe - mix 1/4 cup butter (or 2 TBLS. each of cream cheese and butter) , about 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and some milk to make the frosting smooth. spread over entire braid when it is still a bit warm. So much better than just a tiny drizzle of not so good purchased frosting! - Tressa*You can also use frozen berries but do not thaw first, use them straight from the freezer, or just use fresh berries*