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Cinnamon Pecan Ring

 Cinnamon Pecan Ring
Yogurt tenderizes the golden yeast dough in this tasty recipe developed by our Test Kitchen.
14 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2-3/4 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecan, toasted
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • ICING:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fat-free milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, yeast, salt and baking
  • soda. In a saucepan, heat the yogurt, milk, water and 2 tablespoons
  • butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat on medium
  • speed for 2 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form soft
  • dough.

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Cinnamon Pecan Ring (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl coated with cooking spray; turn once
  • to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled,
  • about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Roll into a 14-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Melt
  • remaining butter; brush over dough. Combine pecans, brown sugar,
  • cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle evenly over dough to within
  • 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long
  • side; pinch seam.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil; coat well with cooking spray. Place
  • dough seam side down on prepared pan; pinch ends together to form a
  • ring. With scissors, cut from the outside edge two-thirds of the way
  • toward center of ring at 1-in. intervals. Separate strips slightly
  • and twist. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • Brush with egg white. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until
  • golden brown. Immediately remove from pan to wire rack. Combine
  • icing ingredients; drizzle over warm ring. Yield: 14 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One piece equals 229 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 216 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.