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Fruit Bread Twists

 Fruit Bread Twists
"My husband loves this fruit-filled bread, so I fix it for him often," shares Sandra Hessler of Caro, Michigan. It's easy to prepare with frozen white and wheat bread dough, yet it's lovely enough for a special occasion.
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen white bread dough, thawed
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen whole wheat bread dough, thawed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 package (8 ounces) mixed dried fruit, chopped
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Cut each loaf of bread dough in half lengthwise. Roll each portion
  • into an 18-in. x 5-in. rectangle. Brush lightly with water. Combine
  • sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough. Sprinkle with fruit. Roll
  • up each rectangle, jelly-roll style, starting with a long side.
  • For each loaf, twist one white and one wheat rope together, pinching
  • ends to seal. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover with plastic
  • wrap coated with cooking spray; let rise in a warm place until
  • doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Remove plastic wrap. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until
  • golden brown. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks. Combine glaze
  • ingredients; drizzle over loaves. Yield: 2 loaves.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 159 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 190 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.