Cinnamon Pecan Braids

Cinnamon Pecan Braids

"Whenever there's a bake sale, I make these braids. They're so eye-catching that most of the loaves get snapped up by the people working the sale! --Connie Dahmer, Marion, Illinois"
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  1. 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.
  2. For filling, in a small mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Stir in pecans and cinnamon; set aside.
  3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; divide into four portions. Roll each into a 12-in. x 9-in. x rectangle on a greased baking sheet. Spread filling lengthwise down center third of each rectangle.
  4. One 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 alternately 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).
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly before removing from pans to wire racks. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over cooled braids.

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EXCELLENT! I recommend adding more filling.

I am about to sit here and eat a whole loaf of this by myself! This is sooo good. A bit time consuming, but worth it for 4 of these. I doubled the filling recipe as well, and while I had some le...

Whoa .. this was sooo good. I was tired of baking the usual cookies and muffins for my kids lunches at school .. so decided to try this recipe .. I modified it by ommitting the pecans and addin...

This was spectacularly delicious! I Doubled and made 8 loafs. I gave one to everyone seated at my easter table this year. Everyone raved and raved about them! My husband helped "braid" :) that w...

SHORTCUT!!! Use crescent rolls dough! I did and it was GREAT! (and less headache too) Just spread it on thin. The filling goes a long way. OR Phillsbury has crescent roll dough in 1 full sheet...

This recipe was easy to make and very tasty. We made two of the loaves without pecans, and they came out nicely (though the ones with pecans were better). Definitely will make this again!

Great recipe! I also doubled the filling per another review, and it was great! I had to bake it for a little less time, but that is probably a difference in my oven. Everyone loved it!

Doubled the filling (except the nuts) but it was way too much! I froze the left over. Couldn't figure out how to braid so I cut each rectangle lengthwise in half, spread the filling, rolled them...

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