Blueberry Pecan Braid

February 09, 2018

Blueberry Pecan Braid

A store-bought pastry turns simple into magnificent. Crispy, sweet, crunchy and delicious — what’s not to like?


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6-8


  • 1 sheet ready-made puff pastry
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup pecans (broken pieces are perfect for this)
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup blueberry preserves
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Thaw pastry to room temperature, and roll out lengthwise about an extra inch. In a bowl combine sugar, pecans & cinnamon – mix well. Unfold puff pastry and place on a parchment covered cookie sheet. Spread the cream cheese down the center 1/3rd of the pastry, top with the preserves and finally with the pecan mixture.
  3. Cut the dough down each side of the cream cheese mixture into 10 strips on a downward angle roughly 1/2 inch apart. Braid it starting with the first strip and overlapping side to side on top of the mixture. Turn the ends under or press together with a fork to seal. Brush the pastry with the egg/water mixture.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool slightly before cutting. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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