Pumpkin-Pecan Braid

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Turn classic holiday pantry ingredients--canned pumpkin, spices, pecans--into a lazy-morning treat. This braid comes together easily with crescent roll dough, and the aroma will surely be a wake-up call for your family!

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

Coffee Cake:

  • ¾ cup canned pumpkin

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon ground ginger

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 egg, separated

  • ½ cup chopped pecans

  • 1 (8 ounce) can Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations™ refrigerated flaky dough sheet

Glaze:

  • ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 2 teaspoons milk

  • 1 tablespoon chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and egg yolk. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans.

  2. If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough onto cookie sheet; firmly press edges and perforations to seal. Press to form 13x7-inch rectangle. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough onto cookie sheet. Press to form 13x7-inch rectangle. Spread filling in 3 1/2-inch-wide strip lengthwise down center of dough rectangle to within 1 inch of ends.

  3. With scissors or sharp knife, make cuts 1 inch apart on long sides of dough rectangle just to edge of filling. Fold strips at an angle across filling, overlapping ends and alternating from side to side. Beat egg white in small bowl until foamy; brush over dough.

  4. Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until deep golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; place on serving platter.

  5. In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and enough milk for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm coffee cake. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon pecans.

Tips

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

331 Calories
17g Fat
42g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 331
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 386mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 135mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.