Sweet Nutcracker Braid

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 60 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 8 servings

Ingredients

Bread

2/3
cup chopped pecans
1/2
cup finely chopped dates
1/4
cup raisins
1
tablespoon sugar
1/8
teaspoon cinnamon
1
sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
1/3
cup apricot preserves

Glaze

3/4
cup powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon vanilla
1
to 2 tablespoons milk
1/4
cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray large cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. In small bowl, combine 2/3 cup pecans, dates, raisins, sugar and cinnamon; mix well.
  2. 2 Unfold puff pastry; place on sprayed cookie sheet. Roll to form 14x10-inch rectangle. Spread preserves in 4-inch-wide strip lengthwise down center of pastry. Sprinkle fruit and nut mixture over preserves.
  3. 3 With scissors or sharp knife, make cuts 1 inch apart on long sides of pastry to within 1/2 inch of filling. Fold strips at an angle across filling mixture, overlapping ends and alternating from side to side.
  4. 4 Bake at 375°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; place on serving platter. Cool 15 minutes.
  5. 5 In small bowl, blend powdered sugar, vanilla and enough milk for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cooled braid. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup pecans.

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