• Preparation Time 25 minutes plus 3 hours rising time
  • Baking Time 35 minutes
  • Makes about 10 servings
  • Freezing Excellent

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Ingredients

  • Sweet dough
  • 3/4 cup milk, warm
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups Robin Hood® Best For Bread Homestyle White Flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp grated orange rind
  • 1 1/2 tsp bread machine yeast
  • Filling
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Robin Hood Best For Bread Homestyle White Flour
  • 1/3 cup Smucker’s® Pure Apricot Jam
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp sliced almonds

Serving Size: about 10 servings

Directions

Serving Size: about 10 servings

  • Dough: Add ingredients to bread machine according to manufacturer's directions. Select dough cycle. Remove dough from pan. Cover with tea towel and let rest 10 minutes.
  • Filling: Remove side ring from 9 1/2" (24 cm) springform pan. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to a 15" (37 cm) circle. Place dough on pan bottom. Combine cream cheese and flour in small mixing bowl. Spread cheese mixture in centre of dough where pan is. Spread jam over cheese. Make cuts about 1" (2.5 cm) apart around dough to about 1" (2.5 cm) away from filling. Twist pairs of dough strips together. Bring up to centre covering the filling. Place side ring back on pan bottom. Cover with tea towel. Let rise in warm place for about 60 minutes, or until almost doubled. Brush with beaten egg. Sprinkle almonds on top.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until golden. Cover with foil after 20 minutes if becoming too brown.

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