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Pumpkin Coffee Ring

 Pumpkin Coffee Ring
I make this delicious coffee cake, with its creamy pumpkin filling, for almost every holiday gathering, and everyone loves it.
16 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

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Directions

  • In a bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, yeast and salt.
  • In a saucepan, heat water, milk and butter to 120°-130°. Add
  • to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Beat in egg. Stir in
  • enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured
  • surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place
  • in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in
  • a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining sugar until smooth.
  • Add the pumpkin, cinnamon, salt, ginger and nutmeg. Punch dough
  • down; turn onto a floured surface. Roll into a 20-in. x 10-in.
  • rectangle; spread pumpkin mixture to within 1/2 in. of edges.
  • Sprinkle with nuts and raisins. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting
  • with a long side; pinch ends together to form a ring. Place on a
  • greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1
  • hour.
  • Brush dough with egg yolk. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or
  • until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack. For glaze,
  • combine the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve
  • drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm ring. Sprinkle with nuts.
  • Yield: 1 ring.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 217 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 193 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.