Braided Pumpkin Wreaths

Braided Pumpkin Wreaths

Give a seasonal favorite, pumpkin bread, a pretty holiday look with one simple twist.

Prep Time

50

Minutes

Total Time

3:45

Hrs:Mins

Makes

2

wreaths

Bread
5 3/4
to 6 1/2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/3
cup sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
2
packages regular active dry yeast
1
cup canned pumpkin (not pie filling mix)
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1 1/2
cups apple cider or apple juice
Topping
1
egg
1
tablespoon water
2
teaspoons sesame seed, if desired
2
teaspoons poppy seed, if desired
  1. In large bowl, stir 2 cups of the flour, sugar, salt and yeast. In 2-quart saucepan, heat pumpkin, butter and cider; over medium heat, until 120°F to 130°F. Add to flour mixture; beat on medium speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  2. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough. On floured surface, knead until smooth and elastic, 3 to 5 minutes. Place dough in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover with plastic wrap and cloth towel; let rise in warm place until double in size, about 1 hour.
  3. Grease large cookie sheet. Punch down dough. Divide in half; divide each half into 3 pieces. On lightly floured surface, roll each piece into 24-inch-long rope. On cookie sheet, place 3 ropes close together. Braid loosely; pinch ends together, forming a circle. Repeat with remaining dough. Cover; let rise in warm place until almost double in size, 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, beat egg and water until well blended; brush over braids; sprinkle with sesame and poppy seed.
  5. Bake 18 to 24 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire racks. Cool about 1 hour.
Makes 2 wreaths (24 slices each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
Knead in only enough flour, about 2 tablespoons at a time, to make dough smooth, elastic and easy to handle. Too much flour will create a heavy, dense bread.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Slice)
  • Calories 75
    • (Calories from Fat 10),
  • Total Fat 1g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 80mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 ;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.