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The Whole Family Will Love This Pumpkin Breakfast Treat

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This is one of the best breakfasts you will ever make! This Pumpkin Pecan Braid is so delicious - it tastes just like cinnamon buns and pumpkin pie...yum! Serve it warm with some glaze drizzled on top for a mouthwatering breakfast you'll want to eat every day!


  • 1 can crescent dough
  • 1 egg, whisked with 1 teaspoon water, for egg wash

For the pumpkin pie filling:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 egg

For the pecan pie filling:

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 ½ tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tablespoon sugar
  • ½ tablespoon butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon flour
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ heaping cup pecans, coarsely chopped

For the glaze:

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ½ teaspoon maple syrup
  • Dash of cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese using a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in the pumpkin puree until well-combined. Add in the egg, continue to beat until well-combined. Set in fridge.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, brown sugar, egg, sugar, butter, flour, vanilla extract, and pecans. Set in the fridge while you prepare the crescent dough.
  4. Unroll crescent dough onto prepared baking sheet, then press dough into a rectangle.
  5. With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut 1 ½-inch long slices 1-inch apart on both sides of the rectangle. Leave the center uncut - there should be the same amount of slices on each side.
  6. Spread the chilled pumpkin pie filling down the middle third portion of the crescent dough,  then scoop the chilled pecan pie filling on top, trying to mix both evenly.
  7. Fold the slices on each side over, alternating from side to side over the filling to form a braid, then brush the braid with egg wash.
  8. Place in oven and bake for 20-22 minutes (until golden brown).
  9. In a small bowl mix together the ingredients for your glaze.
  10. Once braid is removed let sit for 5 minutes to cool, then drizzle the glaze on top. Enjoy!

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