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Make-Ahead Cinnamon Braids

Make-Ahead Cinnamon Braids

 
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Ready in 30 minutes
Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (13.8 oz) tube refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
 

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Remove pizza dough from tube and knead, working in the pecans, until a cohesive dough forms.
2. Divide dough into 4 equal balls. Divide each ball into 3 pieces. Roll each piece into a thin, 5-inch strip, and lay out the strips out on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
3. In a bowl, beat together egg yolk and 1 tsp water. Brush the dough-strips with the egg wash. Separately, mix the sugar with the cinnamon, and sprinkle 1/2 of the mixture onto your work surface. Roll the dough strips in cinnamon sugar until fully coated.
4. Transfer 3 strips to a lined baking sheet. Press the bottom ends together, then work upwards, braiding the strips around one another until you reach the top. Press top-ends together to seal the braid. Repeat until you have 4 separate braids, then sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon-sugar and bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
 

Nutrition

Per serving: 203 calories, 4g fat, 1g saturated fat, 19mg cholesterol, 375mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 14g sugar, 5g protein