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pumpkin kringla

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Maggie May Schill
Jacksonville, FL

Kringla is a traditional Norwegian pastry. It is sort of like a pretzel, but sweeter. I've been making them for years, but recently started adding pumpkin to the mix during the autumn months. It adds a delicious, modern touch to this classic baked good. YUM!

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pumpkin kringla

  • 4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 2 lg
    eggs, well beaten
  • 1 c
    pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c
    butter milk
  • 1/2 c
    butter, unsalted (softened)
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    orange zest
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    pumpkin pie spices

How To Make pumpkin kringla

  • 1
    In a mixing bowl, cream sugar, pumpkin, and butter together. Mix eggs into sugar mixture until completely incorporated.
  • 2
    In another mixing bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
  • 3
    Mix butter milk and zests together.
  • 4
    Add butter milk mixture and flour mixture to the sugar mixture, alternating between butter milk and flour until all the ingredients are completely incorporated into a stiff dough.
  • 5
    Chill dough for 24 hours.
  • 6
    Preheat oven to 425'F
  • 7
    Roll dough out into 1/2 inch ropes. Tie ropes into any shape knot you desire. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Use an egg wash before baking, if desired, to get a more glossy finish. Cool for 10 minutes before eating. Glaze with a simple sugar icing if desired for a neat look.