Cream Cheese-Filled Sweet Bread

Cream Cheese-Filled Sweet Bread

Few things can rival freshly baked sweet bread, warm from the oven. And when you roll it up with a luscious cream cheese filling and cover it with a warm vanilla glaze, the result it out-of-this-world delicious.

This Cream Cheese-Filled Sweet Bread is a tradition each Christmas morning in our family. Why not bake some this Christmas to start a new tradition of your own?




1 (8-ounce) container sour cream (not reduced fat)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
2 packages dry yeast (4 1/2 teaspoons)
1/2 cup warm water (105-115 degrees)
2 eggs, beaten
4 cups all-purpose flour



2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in the bowl of an electric stand mixer. Stir to combine.
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract





  • Step 1

Combine sour cream, sugar, butter, and salt in a saucepan; heat until butter melts. Cool to 105-115 degrees. Dissolve yeast in warm water in the bowl of an electric stand mixer or a large bowl; allow to bloom for 5 minutes.

  • Step 2
Stir in sour cream mixture and eggs. Using your mixer’s paddle attachment, gradually stir in flour. (The resulting dough will be sticky.) Cover dough tightly, and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.

  • Step 3

Divide dough into 4 equal portions. Turn each portion onto a heavily floured surface, and knead 4 or 5 times. Roll each portion into a 12- x 8-inch rectangle.

  • Step 4

Spread one-fourth of the filling over each rectangle, leaving a 1/2-inch margin around the edges. Fold in each of the short sides, and then carefully roll up dough jellyroll fashion, starting at long side. Pinch the seam and ends to seal.

  • Step 5

Place loaves, seam side down, on greased baking sheets. Use a sharp knife or kitchen shears to make 6 equally spaced x-shaped cuts across the top o each loaf.

  • Step 6
Cover the loaves and let rise for for 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes. Drizzle loaves with glaze while warm.

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