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Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Bread

 Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Bread filled with a zesty lemon cream cheese mixture and bursting with fresh blueberries. Drizzled with a simple lemon glaze.

Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Bread by Deliciously Sprinkled

There is just something magical about the combination of blueberries and lemon. Just the thought of these two flavors together makes my mouth water. And ever since I made the amazingly delicious Blueberry Crumb Sticks, I have been wanting to make another simple, delicious recipe using blueberries. This Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Bread is bursting with the bright, happy flavors of blueberry and lemon. Perfect for Spring!

This moist and creamy bread loaf, bursting with fresh blueberries, and lemon zest brings together that amazing cheesecake flavor, with a braided bread loaf twist. Drizzled with a simple lemon glaze making this a lovely breakfast or brunch bread that the whole family will love.

Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Bread Recipe by Deliciously Sprinkled

JUST A QUICK TIP:

✔  I have made this bread recipe many times, and I love switching up the fruit filling. Mix it up by using strawberries, raspberries, bananas or even chocolate!

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE ON HOW TO MAKE THIS BLUEBERRY LEMON CREAM CHEESE BREAD:

step by step Blueberry Lemon Bread

Yield: 16 Servings

Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Bread

★ Make sure to read my TIPS above before you start baking!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
★ Make sure to read my TIPS above before you start baking!

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 can refrigerated breadstick dough
  • 1/4 cup lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup fresh, frozen, or canned blueberries
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Instructions

PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.

STEP 1: Using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer, beat cream cheese until creamy. Add egg yolk, lemon juice and 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Beat until well mixed. Set aside.

STEP 2: Remove breadstick dough from can. Unroll and separate dough into two rectangles.

STEP 3: Place dough rectangles horizontally on prepared baking sheet that is positioned vertically to you. Press seams together to seal.

STEP 4: Spoon cream cheese mixture onto center of dough. Sprinkled lemon zest and blueberries over cream cheese mixture.

STEP 5: Separate dough at perforations up to cream cheese mixture, slightly stretching dough strips. Beginning at top edge of dough, braid strips to cover filling. Tuck last two ends under at bottom of bread.

STEP 6: In a small bowl, beat egg white and water with a fork until blended to form an egg wash. Brush egg wash over braided bread.

STEP 7: Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool for at least 45 minutes before serving.

MAKE VANILLA GLAZE:

STEP 8: In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, and lemon juice. Mix until smooth. Drizzle glaze over bread before serving.

36 comments on “Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Bread”

  1. I wanted to make this bread but didn’t have the Pillsbury bread sticks, so I made a recipe for braids that I’ve made many times. I used this filling & it’s wonderful! Lucky for me, my recipe makes 4 braids. I went to a church dinner and someone else brought braids with an apricot filling, it was good but I think I like this one better. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Oh gosh, this bread! It’s gorgeous! And lemon and blueberries really are a magical combo! Have a great weekend!

  3. This bread is amazing! You’ve combined my two favourites! Definitely would love to give the recipe a go- would make a brilliant Easter breakfast, for sure! 🙂

  4. You cannot go wrong with the blueberry/lemon combo.

    Just in time for Easter!

    Thanks for a great recipe!

  5. Blueberry and lemon is one of my favorite combinations. Just like you said, it’s a great combo for spring. I’ve never used refrigerated breadstick dough, but now I’m curious! — you have me intrigued. This bread looks absolutely beautiful!

  6. Oh I love this idea! So handy to make for a quick breakfast or brunch!

  7. Oh my gosh, Jenn!! This bread might be the prettiest Easter/Spring deliciousness I have seen so far. You can bet this will make an appearance this Sunday. I am pretty sure I will have sweet, sweet dreams tonight! You rock, lady!

  8. This bread is so vibrant and fresh. I would love a slice for breakfast or even dessert!

  9. So beautiful Jen! I’d be afraid to eat it. Just kidding. I ‘m all over that!
    Have a beautiful Wednesday!

  10. I cannot get over how pretty this is! Wow, give me a moment.
    OK, back 🙂 Blueberry and lemon is the best ever and fits this season to a ‘t’! Pinned!

  11. Sooo, this is like the pretties thing ever! I absolutely love the blueberry+lemon combo and I love that you put them together in this gorgeous braided bread! This would definitely be perfect for Easter brunch. Pinning! 🙂

  12. Those pictures are amazing! Love the step-by-step! Trying this bread recipe for my next brunch is at the top of my “to make” list!

  13. This look so amazing. One of my most favorite flavor combination!

  14. And now I’m craving blueberries 🙂 Love this bread Jenn – so beautiful! Pinned!

  15. Oh geez, girl you are speaking my love language! I have an incredible weakness for blueberry danish, and your gorgeous bread looks so similar and soo dang good. I love that you also snuck lemon CC inside with the blueberries. Perfection. 🙂 pinned!

  16. Gorgeous! Wish I had a piece to go with my morning coffee!

  17. What a genius use for bread stick dough!! Your pictures are gorgeous 🙂

  18. I love the idea of using bananas and chocolate, but this blueberry and lemon pairing is perfect for Spring!

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