Deliver maple flavor in the morning


This maple breakfast braid starts the day with a combo of savory and sweet.

This maple breakfast braid starts the day with a combo of savory and sweet. Photo by:


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It's hard to beat a fresh, oven-baked breakfast to start the day, especially one loaded with sausage and eggs complemented by the sweetness of diced apples and maple syrup. This Maple Breakfast Braid delivers a tempting flavor combination perfect for a weekend morning with loved ones.


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1 package (16 ounces) breakfast sausage


1/4 cup maple syrup


2 eggs, beaten


1/2 cup green onions, sliced


2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced


1 1/2 cups dry herb stuffing mix


1 package (17 1/4 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed


2 egg whites


1 teaspoon water



  • Heat oven to 400 F.


  • In large bowl, combine sausage, syrup, beaten eggs, green onions, diced apples and stuffing mix.


  • Dust surface with flour; roll out pastry sheet to 12-by-18-inch rectangle. Transfer pastry to large baking sheet with parchment paper. Spoon half of sausage mixture down center of pastry.


  • Make 3-inch cuts down sides of pastry. Fold one strip at a time, alternating sides. Fold both ends to seal in filling. In bowl, beat egg whites and water; brush over pastry.


  • Repeat steps for second pastry sheet. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until brown, rotating pans after baking 15 minutes.




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