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Cinnamon Pecan Braids

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  Active dry yeast 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package)
  Warm water 1 Cup (16 tbs), divided (110 To 115 Degree F)
  Eggs 3 , beaten
  All purpose flour 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For filling
  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened
  Packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ground cinnamon 1 Tablespoon
For glaze
  Confectioners sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon, melted
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Milk 2 Tablespoon

In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water.
Add eggs and remaining water; mix well.
In another bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt.
Cut in butter until crumbly.
Beat into yeast mixture (do not knead).
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
For filling, in a small mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar.
Stir in pecans and cinnamon; set aside.
Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; divide into four portions.
Roll each into a 12-in x 9-in rectangle on a greased baking sheet.
Spread filling lengthwise down center third of each rectangle.
On each long side, cut 3/4-in.-wide strips to the center to within 1/2 in of the filling.
Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across filling.
Pinch ends to seal and tuck under.
Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour (dough will not double).
Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool slightly before removing from pans to wire racks.
Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over cooled braids.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Holiday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 2165 Calories from Fat 1050

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 120 g185.3%

Saturated Fat 63 g315.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 409.3 mg136.4%

Sodium 333.8 mg13.9%

Total Carbohydrates 253 g84.4%

Dietary Fiber 9.3 g37.3%

Sugars 125.8 g

Protein 26 g51.2%

Vitamin A 62.5% Vitamin C 0.77%

Calcium 18.8% Iron 53.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Cinnamon Pecan Braids Recipe