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Pecan Kringles

 Pecan Kringles
This is a recipe I have had for over 50 years! It is a favorite of my friends and family so I make them as gifts to give.—Betty B. Claycomb, Alverton, Pennsylvania
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1 egg, separated
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ICING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl,
  • combine the flour, sugar and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly.
  • Stir in the yeast mixture, milk and egg yolk; beat until smooth
  • (dough will be very soft). Do not knead. Cover and refrigerate
  • overnight.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a well-floured surface; divide in half.
  • Return one portion to the refrigerator. Roll remaining portion into
  • an 18-in. x 6-in. rectangle. Beat egg white until stiff peaks form;
  • brush half down the center of rectangle. Combine pecans and brown

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Pecan Kringles (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • sugar; sprinkle half over dough.
  • Fold sides of dough over filling, overlapping by 1-1/2 in.; pinch
  • seam to seal. Carefully place seam side down on an ungreased baking
  • sheet. Shape into a U-shape; pinch ends to seal. Repeat with
  • remaining dough, egg white and filling. Cover and let rise in a warm
  • place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 15
  • minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Combine
  • confectioners' sugar and enough milk to achieve desired consistency;
  • drizzle over kringles.
  • Yield: 2 kringles (12 servings each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 193 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 59 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.