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Quick Christmas Braid

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  Frozen bread dough 16 Ounce (1 Loaf)
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon, softened
  Packed brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped pecans 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sifted powdered sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Milk 5 Teaspoon
  Red sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Pecan halves 1 Tablespoon

Thaw frozen dough completely; roll to 12-inch square.
Cut in 3 strips.
Spread butter down lengthwise center of each strip.
Combine brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over butter.
Top with chopped pecans.
Bring dough up around filling, sealing edges, to form three ropes.
Place on greased baking sheet; braid loosely.
Let rise till double, about 30 minutes.
Bake in 375° oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
(Cover braid with foil last few minutes if necessary to prevent over-browning.) Combine powdered sugar and enough milk to make thin glaze.
Drizzle over braid while still warm.
Sprinkle with red sugar; trim with pecan halves.
Makes 1 loaf.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2445 Calories from Fat 617

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 70 g107.4%

Saturated Fat 18.6 g92.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 67 mg22.3%

Sodium 2162.7 mg90.1%

Total Carbohydrates 413 g137.7%

Dietary Fiber 14.4 g57.6%

Sugars 206.7 g

Protein 32 g63.8%

Vitamin A 16.1% Vitamin C 0.96%

Calcium 31.6% Iron 59%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Quick Christmas Braid Recipe