Lemon Almond Poppyseed Braid

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Prep Time: 20-30 min.
Bake Time: 30 min.
Servings: 8-12
Difficulty: Intermediate

A beautiful braid that will stun the table. Filled with a sweet and tart lemon filling accented with the flavor of almond.

Ingredients

18 Rhodes dinner rolls
1 cup lemon curd
1/2 cup sugar
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1 Tablespoon poppyseed
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup of sugar

Icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons of lemon juice

Instructions

Mix together lemon curd, sugar, cream cheese, lemon zest, poppyseeds, and almond extract.

Spray counter lightly with cooking spray. Combine rolls and roll into a 13 x 18-inch rectangle. Leaving 2 inches at the top and bottom clean, spread lemon filling lengthwise in a 4-inch strip down the center of the dough.

Make cuts 1 1/2 inches apart on long sides of dough to within 1/2-inch of filling. Begin braid by folding top and bottom strips toward filling. Then braid strips left over right. Finish by pulling last strip over and tucking under braid.

Lift braid with both hands and place on a large sprayed baking sheet. Brush with egg and top with 1/4 cup of sugar.

Bake at 350ºF 30-35 minutes.

While baking, mix together powdered sugar and lemon juice to make icing. Remove braid from oven and ice while warm. Refrigerate braid until cooled. Slice and serve cold.

COMMENTS
  • Veronica Blake
    May 9, 2019

    I’m still waiting on the free coupons you offered me.

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      May 9, 2019

      Veronica, that coupon is on it’s way! Thanks for keeping us on our toes! Happy Baking!

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  • May 9, 2019

    This reminds me of a Danish from entenmann’s that we can’t get anymore – will have to try it!

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  • Carolyn brown
    May 10, 2019

    Is it possible to substitute a fruit pie filling instead of the lemon ? Thank you

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  • Terry Griffith
    May 13, 2019

    Never tried it but it sure looks good and yummy

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  • Roberta Boylan
    May 13, 2019

    What is lemon curd?

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      May 13, 2019

      Lemon curd is similar to pie filling but smoother and with a more intense filling. You can make it yourself or you can find in your local grocery store. Enjoy!

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  • Ann paxton
    May 13, 2019

    What is Lemon curd

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      May 13, 2019

      Lemon curd is similar to pie filling but is smoother with a more intense flavor. You can buy already prepared from your grocer or there are recipes that you can find on line to make it yourself. Enjoy!

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  • Laura
    May 4, 2020

    Great recIpe — thanks!! Just a tip: preparing the braid on parchment makes it easier to lift role onto baking sheet.

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      May 5, 2020

      Yes, it is yummy! And the parchment is a great suggestion!! Thanks for the tip!

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  • May 4, 2020

    You need a tutorial……….directions are very confusing, please

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      May 5, 2020

      That is a great idea! I will pass that on and see if we can do that! Thanks for that great suggestion!

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  • Pam
    May 4, 2020

    Really like there cinnamon rolls. Like making them for my family during this rough time…I deliver them and let them know by phone they are on the porch..Thanks for delicious rolls..

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      May 5, 2020

      Glad you enjoy our Cinnamon Rolls! You are very nice to share with your family and friends! Enjoy!

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  • May 5, 2020

    tried the printer friendly symbol, but there wasn’t any ingredients list, just instructions..

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      May 5, 2020

      You’re right!! We will get that fixed! Thanks for taking the time to let us know.

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  • Janet Olson
    May 8, 2020

    How much difference is there between using 18 rolls, or one loaf of your frozen dough?

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      May 11, 2020

      Thank you for your question! If you are using the Dinner Rolls, 12 rolls = 1 loaf of our Bread Dough. If you have our Texas Rolls 8 Rolls= 1 loaf of our Bread. Hope that helps!

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      May 11, 2020

      Let me explain a little more. This calls for 18 Dinner rolls so you might want to use a loaf and a half to make this recipe.

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  • Gen
    May 9, 2020

    Can I make this using thawed Rhodes bread dough? I always have those in my freezer.

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      May 11, 2020

      You can use the Bread Dough. But this uses 18 Dinner Rolls which would be about 1 1/2 loaves of the Bread Dough. Thanks for asking!

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  • vAUNELL tEMPLE
    May 11, 2020

    PRINTER STILL ISN’T WORKING. fIRST PAGE IS BLANK, 2ND PAGE IS AN ENTIRE PHOTO OF THE BRAID AND LAST PAGE IS FORM TO SIGN UP FOR EMAIL. gO FIND THOSE TECH GUYS AND GIVE THE SOMETHING TO DO. tHEY ARE PROBABLY TASTING THE NEXT DELICIOUS TREAT!!!!

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      May 12, 2020

      So sorry! I just reminded them but you could also copy and paste the recipe into a Word document and then print it, if that helps!

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