Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pumpkin Pecan Braid


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 flaky dough sheet

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


Kimberly said...

Um... wow! Did you have to post this now!?! I'm in the middle of my first week of cutting carbs from my diet and that picture alone is almost driving me over the edge! In other words, it looks absolutely fantastic!

tidymom said...

WOW pumpkin is one of my BIGGEST dieting downfalls!! and I LOVE braids and coffee cakes! I am SO going to have to try this! I usually make things like this for Christmas morning!!!


Mom in Sahuaritaville said...

Looks yummy!

Bonnie said...

This looks delicious !!

This is my first visit to your blog. Came over from Diary of a Stay at Home Mom ... Just wanted to say hello and let you know I'd been here ! :)

Jacquelynne said...

I am always looking for good pumpkin recipes- this looks nice and simple and delicious- I think I'll pass it on to my 13 year old daughter (our resident baker) to make for our family. Thanks!!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

I must try this recipe. It looks so yummy.
Just found your blog. I'm a Christian too and it is so nice to make Christian connections.

Kristine said...

Yum, that looks deliciuos.
I just finished copying the recipe.
Can't wait to try it.