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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Sourdough Braid, THM XO, Sugar-free

Servings 12
Author Glenda Groff



  • 1 cup active sourdough starter
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon vital wheat gluten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 1/4-2 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • sprouted or oat flour for dusting your surface when assembling the braids

Pumpkin Filling

  • 1 3/4 cups canned pumpkin puree
  • 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons Brown Sugar Sweetener Substitute

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 small egg
  • 1 tablespoon Gentle Sweet


  • 1 ounce cream cheese
  • 2-3 tablespoons Half and Half or Cream
  • 1/2 cup Lakanto Powdered Sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Mixing Dough: In mixer bowl combine starter, water, egg,, butter, honey, vanilla, wheat gluten, salt, yeast, and 1 cup of flour. Mix well. Add remaining flour to make a soft dough. Place dough in a covered dish to rise for 4 hours. After 4 hours place into the refrigerator for 11 hours. Pumpkin Filling: Blend pumpkin filling ingredients together unit well combined. Set aside. Cream Cheese Filling: Blend cream cheese ingredients together until smooth. Set aside. To assemble: Divide chilled dough in half. Lightly dust the surface you are working on with sprouted or oat flour. Working with 1/2 of the dough at a time....roll the dough out into a 10 inch by 16 inch rectangle. Spread one half of the pumpkin mixture down the center of the dough. Drop one half of the cream cheese mixture down the center of the pumpkin layer. Spread cream cheese layer with a spoon. With A pizza cutter cut strips as shown below. Fold in strips starting with the right side first. After first braid is completed repeat using remaining ingredients to complete the second bread. Allow the breads to set at room temperature for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake braids for 20-22 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. When totally cooled, blend glaze ingredient's together until smooth. Adding more Half and Half if needed. Drizzle over braids. 2 braids that will serve 12-14 people.