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Prickly Pear Quick Coffee Cake Braid
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Prickly Pear

Serves/Makes:8 or more servings

  • 2 cups (475 ml) flour
  • 3 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 3 oz (84 grm) cream cheese
  • 1/3 c milk
  • 1/2 c preserves--any flavor you choose
  • sliced almonds
  • powdered sugar glaze
  • Mix flour, baking powder and salt together.
  • Cut in butter and cream cheese until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Blend in milk.
  • Knead 8-10 times on lightly floured surface.
  • On cookie sheet sprayed with PAM roll dough into a 12 X 8" rectangle.
  • Spread preserves down center third of dough.
  • Make 2 1/2" cuts at 1" intervals on sides.
  • Fold strips over filling, alternating sides.
  • Bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes.
  • Drizzle the warm coffee cake with simple powdered sugar glaze.
  • Sprinkle with sliced almonds.
Makes an impressive presentation and always goes over well.

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