Makes 6 servings – 6 WW Points per serving!

Saturday morning we woke up to our first frost and it was BRR!  Grumpy was up early because he intended to go out bow hunting.  I was going to try to sleep and stayed in bed at first, but it was no good.  I was awake and nothing I could do about it.  I got out of bed and made my cup of coffee and sat in the living room while Grumpy commented that he really didn’t want to go out.  At first I thought it was because he didn’t want to go in the cold and when I said something he reminded me that it was because he didn’t like to go out alone.

Ever since we have moved, Grumpy hasn’t enjoyed hunting as much because he doesn’t have his dad.  I can guarantee that if my boots and bibs had arrived in the mail before this morning, he would have been packing me up to go.

Grumpy left and I sat at my computer for a little bit writing up posts and looking over photos.  I finally decided I needed to get up and get breakfast going because I expected Grumpy home by 9 or a little after.  

I used the Pillsbury Crescent Sheet, subbed a heaping teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice for the spices mixture, reduced the sugar to 1/4 cup and didn’t mix nuts in with the pumpkin.  I did consider a cheese filling layered with the pumpkin, but found I had no cream cheese – or I would have definitely added that to the recipe!  When warm I drizzled it with a maple glaze and topped with some toasted walnuts.  A delicious and easy recipe to make.  It looks like you spent hours in the kitchen when you barely spent 10 minutes preparing it.  This is ready in all of 30 minutes!

If you don’t care for pumpkin, you can always create your own filling for this braid.  Apple, Cheese, Cherry, Blueberry, the possibilities are endless and yummy!  However, the pumpkin was awesome and I wouldn’t hesitate to make this one again!

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Pumpkin Danish with Maple Drizzle
Yield: 6 servings

Pumpkin Danish with Maple Drizzle

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

A buttery crescent roll dough filled with pumpkin filling and baked to perfection. Finish off with a drizzle of maple syrup glaze!


  • 1-8 oz can Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations™ refrigerated flaky dough sheet
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped and toasted


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix pumpkin, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and egg yolk.
  3. If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough onto cookie sheet; firmly press edges and perforations to seal. Press to form a 13x7-inch rectangle.
  4. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough onto cookie sheet. Press to form a 13x7-inch rectangle.
  5. Spread filling in 3 1/2-inch-wide strips lengthwise down center of dough rectangle to within 1 inch of ends.
  6. With a sharp knife, make cuts 1 inch apart on long sides of dough rectangle just to edge of filling.
  7. Fold strips at an angle across filling, overlapping ends and alternating from side to side.
  8. Beat egg white in a small bowl until foamy; brush over dough.
  9. Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until deep golden brown.
  10. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; place on serving platter.
  11. In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar and maple syrup. Drizzle over warm coffee cake.
  12. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon pecans.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 339Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 37mgSodium 236mgCarbohydrates 50gFiber 2gSugar 23gProtein 4g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy, but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.

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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Barbara Bakes October 14, 2012 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    I didn't know Pillsbury made dough sheets now. That's a great idea. Such a pretty braid!

    • honeyb October 14, 2012 at 3:06 pm - Reply

      The sheets are great for a recipe like this and handy to have when you don't feel like doing all the work! Thanks Barbara!

  2. bellini October 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    This is our kind of breakfast Shelby, and I am also a pumpkin fanatic!

    • honeyb October 14, 2012 at 3:02 pm - Reply

      🙂 and I have more pumpkin to come. When there are just two people in the house it takes a little longer to use up your ingredients!

  3. Chocolate Shavings October 14, 2012 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Love the look of this Danish braid – looks lovely!

  4. From Valeries Kitchen October 14, 2012 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    This is just beautiful! You have inspired me to get working in my kitchen today 🙂

  5. From Valeries Kitchen October 14, 2012 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    This is just beautiful! You have inspired me to get working in my kitchen today 🙂

  6. Kathleen October 14, 2012 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photos. Just pinned on two boards!!!

  7. Rosita Vargas October 14, 2012 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Esta receta me encanta es una delicia,abrazos y abrazos

  8. teresa October 15, 2012 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    so yummy! i can't wait to try this!

  9. Bella October 12, 2019 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Confused when we’re supposed to use the syrup?

    • Shelby Law Ruttan October 13, 2019 at 8:55 pm - Reply

      Bella, I updated this post to add the recipe card so the instructions were more clear. The maple syrup is used to make the drizzle (with confectioner sugar)

  10. Anonymous February 1, 2020 at 3:20 pm - Reply


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