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Braided Danish Recipe

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

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 400°F oven 25 minutes or until bottom is golden brown.

Cool on wire rack.

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