Cherry Candy Cane Braided Bread

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A rich dough and colorful cherries make this festive holiday bread irresistible. I love to serve it at Christmastime for my family, fellow teachers and students. It makes a welcome holiday gift, too.

This delicious cherry filled candy cane braided bread is drizzled with a sweet vanilla icing! It’s the perfect treat for the holidays.


  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 c . butter softened
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 1 T . instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp . salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can cherry pie filling

Vanilla Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons to 4 hot water


  1. Heat the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Mix in butter; stir until melted. Let cool until lukewarm.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 1/4 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt; mix well. Add water, egg and the milk mixture; beat well. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition.
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