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Cranberry Coffee Braid



Ingredients for Cranberry Coffee Braid

  • 1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 2 cups sweetened, dried cranberries, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 T fresh lemon juice



  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Combine cranberries and orange juice in glass bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Set aside to cool.
  • Roll dough out into an 11 x 15-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Place dough on a cookie sheet.
  • Combine cranberry-juice mixture, nuts and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl. Spread lengthwise down the center of dough in a 4-inch wide strip. Cut dough on either side of filling into 1-inch wide strips. Fold dough strips alternately across center of filling.
  • Cover with parchment paper and a clean kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  • Bake braid for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack.
  • Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small mixing bowl. Drizzle on braid.
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