Spoon mixture down the center of the dough, leaving a 3-inch border on all sides.
Using a pizza cutter or a knife, cup dough on both sides of filling, starting at outside edge, into 1-inch strips, just to the filling.
Fold the dough strips diagonally across the filling, alternating sides to create a braid design. Pinch the last strip under to seal.
Bake until golden, 35-40 minutes. Making sure top does not over-cook, cover if needed. Transfer bread to a wire rack to cool.