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How to Make a Fruit Filling Bread Braid, now don’t be scared! This is actually an easy walkthrough on how to make a delicious fruit braid loaf! You can totally do this!

How to Make a Fruit Filling Bread Braid from @kitchenmagpie

Making a Fruit Filled Bread Braid Looks Complex, But it Isn’t.

I have made more fruit filled bread braids than I can count, at this point! From using jam to fresh Saskatoon berries in a filling, there have been countless variations on this bread. Check out the step by step instructions and photos below to learn exactly how to make a fruit filled bread braid. You guys, if I can do it, so can you!

How to Make a Fruit Filling Bread Braid

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 I use a bread maker dough for this recipe, but if you turn it into a regular dough that you make yourself, it works just fine!

Steps to Making a Fruit Bread Braid

  • Put it on a lightly floured surface.
  • Separate into two pieces, roll them into two rectangles that are about 14 inches by 9 inches.
  • Cut them to somewhat resemble this.
  • How to cut the dough for a Fruit Filling Bread Braid
  • Spread your pie filling in the middle.

This is the point where I screamed  “OMG it looks like I know what I am doing!” Criss-cross the pieces of dough to create what you see below. Where it looks like I know what I am doing!how to fold the dough criss-cross on a fruit bread braid

  • Placed on a greased sheet.
  • Brush with melted butter. Can’t you feel your butt getting wider by the second? Butter here…butter there…butter straight to my…
  • Cover, and let them rise until they look like below. Puffy. Like your eyes after a bad nights sleep.

Folded dough on two fruit bread braids completed and ready to bake

  • Preheat your oven to 350 and bake until they are golden brown. My oven took only 17 minutes.
  • Slice and be amazed at what you created. It looks like I knew what I was doing!

Saskatoon Braid Recipe

How to Make a Fruit Filling Bread Braid Recipe Tips & Tricks

  • Take your time. This is actually a really easy recipe and you can do it!
  • Try not to stretch the dough out when you are braiding it. Don’t put in too much filling and you won’t have a problem with the dough stretching too much.
  • Use any filling type that you want! You can use canned pie fillings in this recipe as well.

Happy baking everyone! You’ll be doing fruit filled bread braids from now on! The filling variations are endless! You can simply use jam if you aren’t up to making a homemade fruit filling.

Love,

Karlynn

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How to Make a Fruit Filling Bread Braid
Prep Time
4 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
 
Step by step instructions and photos showing you How to Make a Fruit Filling Bread Braid - this is my Saskatoon berry version!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Bread Braid
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 579 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tbs butter or margarine
  • 3 tbs sugar
  • 3 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp Saskatoon Filling
  • 3/4 tsp yeast
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh saskatoon berries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
Instructions
  1. First you add the milk. Check your instructions for your own bread machine, but mine is wet ingredients first.Beat that egg and throw it into the milk. Add the butter.Then the flour and then the yeast. Use your pasta/dough setting.
  2. Time for the sauce.
  3. Bring the water and lemon juice to a boil in the pot.Once its boiling, add your saskatoons or blueberries, and bring to a boil again. Turn down the heat on the burner at this point.
  4. Whisk together your sugar and cornstarch, then add to the pot.
  5. Stir constantly until the mixture is clear, and it does clear up, even though at first it looks like it will stay a cornstarch cloud forever. Put your masterpiece in the fridge to cool.
  6. When the dough is ready, Put it on a lightly floured surface.
  7. Separate into two pieces, roll them into two rectangles that are about 14 inches by 9 inches. Cut the dough like the picture above.
  8. Spread your pie filling in the middle.
  9. Criss cross the dough until the filling is covered and place on a greased sheet.
  10. Brushed with melted butter.
  11. Cover, and let them rise until they look like puffy.
  12. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and bake until they are golden brown.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make a Fruit Filling Bread Braid
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 579 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 71mg 3%
Potassium 228mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 112g 37%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 28g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 5.3%
Vitamin C 2.9%
Calcium 9.4%
Iron 28.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Hey guys, I'm Karlynn! Welcome to The Kitchen Magpie, my website full of family friendly recipes, cocktails & homesteading tales of chickens & cows from the family farm! Make sure to check out my bestselling cookbook, Flapper Pie & a Blue Prairie Sky ,stay tuned for info on my second cookbook!

5 Comments

  1. Karlynn – I am also from Edmonton…Saskatoons are one of my favorite berries.  I will try making this tomorrow for a pot luck on Saturday!

    Thanks!!

    C.

  2. I don’t have bread machine..can I make the dough on a mixer or not at all?

  3. craigbrenn Reply

    This sounds amazing.  Have you every tried this with layer of cream cheese under the berries?  I am going to try this recipe tomorrow, I’ll make one with a cream cheese layer & one without.

  4. YUMMY!!! I will have to try this recipe! 🙂 Love Saskatoons! Love your site BTW! How do you find the time to do all this? See you at the wedding in 2.5 weeks! 🙂

  5. I don’t sleep. That’s how how I find the time 😉 We can’t wait to see everyone at the wedding too, its going to be a helluva good time!

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