AuthorRita's Kitchen
RatingDifficultyBeginner

A puff pastry braid makes a delicious and impressive sweet treat for brunch or dessert. If you ever want to feel like a French pastry chef, then make this Puff Pastry Braid recipe.

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins
 1 Sheet Puff Pastry, thawed
 4 oz Cream cheese, softened
 ¼ cup Powdered sugar
 1 tsp Vanilla
 1 Egg
 1 tbsp Water
 ½ cup Jam, jelly or fruit of choice
1

Preheat oven to 400 ºF

2

Mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla until well blended.

I just used a fork and a small bowl.

3

Unfold one pastry sheet onto your lined cookie sheet.

Line with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

I didn't roll it out, but you can if you want it a little bigger.

4

Cut 1-inch strips from the center out along each side.

If you want to create a folding notch, trim off the top and bottom strips.

5

Smear cream cheese mixture evenly on the middle section only.

Add your fruit choice or jam, or pie filling to the top of the cream cheese.

6

Fold the notches up and over the center, then fold each strip over the fruit, overlapping and alternating, creating a braid.

7

Create an egg wash by adding 1 tablespoon water to an egg and beat.

Using a pastry brush, paint on a light coat covering over the pastry.

8

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Ingredients

 1 Sheet Puff Pastry, thawed
 4 oz Cream cheese, softened
 ¼ cup Powdered sugar
 1 tsp Vanilla
 1 Egg
 1 tbsp Water
 ½ cup Jam, jelly or fruit of choice

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 400 ºF

2

Mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla until well blended.

I just used a fork and a small bowl.

3

Unfold one pastry sheet onto your lined cookie sheet.

Line with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

I didn't roll it out, but you can if you want it a little bigger.

4

Cut 1-inch strips from the center out along each side.

If you want to create a folding notch, trim off the top and bottom strips.

5

Smear cream cheese mixture evenly on the middle section only.

Add your fruit choice or jam, or pie filling to the top of the cream cheese.

6

Fold the notches up and over the center, then fold each strip over the fruit, overlapping and alternating, creating a braid.

7

Create an egg wash by adding 1 tablespoon water to an egg and beat.

Using a pastry brush, paint on a light coat covering over the pastry.

8

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Puff Pastry Braid Fruit Filled