Pumpkin-Pecan Braid

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!

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 6

Ingredients

Coffee Cake

3/4
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8
teaspoon ground ginger
1/8
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1
egg, separated
1/2
cup chopped pecans
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet

Glaze

1/2
cup powdered sugar
2
to 3 teaspoons milk
1
tablespoon chopped pecans
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    330
    (
    Calories from Fat
    150),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    16g
    16%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    35mg
    35%;
    Sodium
    310mg
    310%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    41g
    41%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    26g
    26%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    100%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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