Braided Danish Recipe

This Braided Danish has a tasty ricotta cheese and jam filling.

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1 cup ricotta cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
2 Tablespoons butter at room temperature
1 Tablespoon all purpose flour
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup jam
2 sheets (1 lb.) frozen puff pastry dough, thawed


In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, sugar, egg, butter, flour, orange rind and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed, until well blended.

Unfold pastry into rectangle; place on baking sheet. With a sharp knife or pastry scraper, make 2-inch-deep cuts at 1-inch intervals on long sides of pastry.

Spread the ricotta cheese mixture down center 3 inches of pastry. Spread the jam down the center. Crisscross strips over filling, alternating sides and bringing strips all the way across filling.

Bake in preheated 400F oven 25 minutes or until bottom is golden brown.

Cool on wire rack.

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