Cherry Candy Cane Breakfast Braid


Cherry Candy Cane Breakfast Braid

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    This candy cane braid is made with frozen bread dough and pre-made cherry pie filling, but no one has to know how easy this recipe is... unless you want them to! 

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 6
    1 loaves Hy-Vee frozen bread dough
    ½ (21-oz.) can That's Smart! Cherry pie filling
    2 c. That's Smart! powdered sugar
    ⅓ c. That's Smart! butter, melted
    Hot water, to thin
    1 tsp. That's Smart! vanilla extract
    Hy-Vee stemless maraschino cherries, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • Large baking sheet
    • Parchment paper
    • Medium bowl
    • Whisk


    1. Thaw frozen Hy-Vee bread dough according to package directions.

    2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper.

    3. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface into a 14x8 inch rectangle. Spread cherry pie filling along center third of rectangle. 

    4. On each long side, cut 3/4-to-1-inch-wide strips being careful not to cut into the cherry pie filling. Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across filling; seal ends and tuck under loaf. Transfer to prepared pan and adjust braid to form candy cane shape.

    5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden. Cool. Meanwhile, combine powdered sugar, melted butter, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl. If desired, thin with a small amount of hot water. Drizzle or pipe glaze over candy cane and garnish with maraschino cherries, if desired. 

    Recipe Source:

    Holiday How-To's, Candy Cane Breakfast Braid