Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Braid

September 18, 2017

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Celebrate the return of Pumpkin Season with Starbucks® Pumpkin Spice Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods and this delicious Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Braid recipe!

It’s officially my favorite time of year!  This time of year, summer starts transitioning into Fall.  You can feel it in the air!  The sun goes down a little sooner and the streets start to get a little quieter at night.  Then, Fall begins and that familiar chill in the air returns.  It’s that chill that has me so excited to celebrate the return of hoodies, Fall activities, and Pumpkin Season!

Even though there are still a few days left of Summer, I have to admit that I’ve already made up my Fall bucket list.  There’s just so much that I want to do during the Fall!  Here in New Jersey, it seems like my favorite season is never long enough to cram in all of the activities we want to do!  So we try to fill our weekends with hiking, pumpkin picking, apple picking, canoeing, and more!  

The return of cooler weather also allows me to do so much more baking!  What goes better with a freshly baked homemade good during the Fall than a Pumpkin Spice Caffè Latte? Now, Starbucks® makes it so much easier to enjoy everyone’s favorite Fall beverage with their limited edition Pumpkin Spice Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods!

Like most Fall-obsessed girls, I usually count down the days until Starbucks® releases the Pumpkin Spice Caffè Latte again.  Thankfully, now I won’t have to wait in line at Starbucks® to get my Pumpkin Spice Caffè Latte fix!

The Starbucks® Pumpkin Spice Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods (6 ct) are made in two easy steps.  First, add the Pumpkin Spice flavor packet to your mug.  Then, insert the coffee pod into your Keurig® and brew.  Stir until the flavor packet contents have dissolved and enjoy a creamy Pumpkin Spice Caffè Latte at home!

I celebrated the return of Pumpkin Season and the Starbucks® Pumpkin Spice Caffè Latte by baking up a Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Braid.  This braid will wow your guests at all of your Fall celebrations!  Despite its pretty presentation, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to make!  

Start with a store bought crescent dough sheet.  Then, whip up a pumpkin spice cream cheese.  Top that with a caramel infused pumpkin puree.  Overlap strips of dough until a pretty braid is formed and bake until golden perfection!  It’s the perfect recipe to pair this Fall with a Pumpkin Spice Caffè Latte!

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Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Braid


  • 1 crescent dough sheet
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp. caramel sauce
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white, beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9x13 baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Spread crescent dough sheet out in the baking sheet so it touches each corner.
  4. In a large bowl, cream together softened cream cheese, pumpkin pie spice, and sugar.
  5. Spread cream cheese mixture down the center of the dough sheet.
  6. In another bowl, mix pumpkin puree, caramel sauce, and vanilla extract until fully incorporated. Spread the pumpkin mixture on top of the cream cheese.
  7. With kitchen scissors, cut the ends of the dough up towards the filled center in 1-inch strips.
  8. Take an end strip and begin overlapping each strip until a braid forms. Tuck in or trim ends.
  9. Use a pastry brush to lightly brush on the egg wash.
  10. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until dough is completely cooked through and golden brown.
  11. Allow to cool before serving.


Pro tip: Make a batch of the cream cheese filling to spread on a toasted bagel!

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The Starbucks® Pumpkin Spice Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods (6 ct) allow you to embrace all of the flavors of the season with real pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. I definitely wanted to play off of those flavors to make a recipe that pairs perfectly with this beverage.  It’s pumpkin spice and everything nice!
You can celebrate Pumpkin Season with Starbucks® Pumpkin Spice Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods (6 ct) found in the coffee aisle at ShopRite stores.  While you’re there, stock up on canned pumpkin to whip up my delicious Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Braid!


What’s your favorite pumpkin spice treat for Fall?


  • Reply Camille Gabel September 18, 2017 at 2:37 PM

    My husband JUST told me last night we need more K-Cups! Guess I know what I’m going to get!

    • Reply Jessica September 18, 2017 at 4:20 PM

      Perfect timing! These were really good!

  • Reply Brooke September 18, 2017 at 3:20 PM

    The Fall coffee always has my heart. I have the Starbucks Fall Blend here now but I’m doing the pumpkin next for sure!

    • Reply Jessica September 18, 2017 at 4:20 PM

      I haven’t tried the Fall Blend yet! That might be next for me! 😉

  • Reply Chelsea @ Olive & Ivy September 18, 2017 at 5:27 PM

    OMG yuuuuuum!!! You had me at cream cheese.

    • Reply Jessica September 18, 2017 at 9:14 PM

      The cream cheese was my favorite part!

  • Reply bysarahhalstead September 18, 2017 at 7:32 PM

    That sounds sooo amazing.

  • Reply Stephanie September 18, 2017 at 9:12 PM

    Omg I need this in my belly!

    • Reply Jessica September 18, 2017 at 9:17 PM

      Right? It’s so good!

  • Reply Kendra September 18, 2017 at 10:41 PM

    This looks perfect for a cold fall morning

    • Reply Jessica September 19, 2017 at 8:27 AM

      Yes! It’s lovely with a PSL! 🙂

  • Reply Jamie Wideman (@MamaMommyMom) September 19, 2017 at 12:10 PM

    My Keurig died back before we moved and I just replaced it with a small, cheap drip pot. I am so sad about that. I was just complaining to my husband this weekend about how I miss my Keurig and need to get a new one.

    • Reply Jessica September 20, 2017 at 8:49 AM

      I tried going without a Keurig and that didn’t last long. If you get to have your Keurig again, definitely try these K-cups. They’re so good!

  • Reply Lisa Marie Heath September 19, 2017 at 5:32 PM

    I have these with me at work now! Love them! And I need some of that Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese goodness over here

    • Reply Jessica September 20, 2017 at 8:49 AM

      Aren’t they great? I need to get another box because these went to fast! The pumpkin braid wasn’t too shabby either! 😉

  • Reply Amy Desrosiers September 20, 2017 at 11:03 AM

    This sweet treat looks so darn good! I so need to recreate it for my family. #client

    • Reply Jessica September 21, 2017 at 7:42 AM

      Thanks! I hope your family enjoys this pumpkin spice cream cheese braid recipe! 🙂

  • Reply sayhellonature September 20, 2017 at 1:44 PM

    Oh my goodness, this sounds AMAZING. I think I may make this for our last fall camping trip. YUM!

    • Reply Jessica September 21, 2017 at 7:43 AM

      That sounds perfect! I hope you enjoy this recipe!

  • Reply Maya LaBoo September 23, 2017 at 11:36 AM

    Wow, this looks delicious! Definitely giving it a try!

    • Reply Jessica September 23, 2017 at 11:40 AM

      Thanks so much! Enjoy this recipe!

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  • Reply Oh My Heartsie Girl October 1, 2017 at 10:42 PM

    Thank you for sharing on #OMHGWW last week, it looks amazing!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!

    • Reply Jessica October 2, 2017 at 6:37 AM

      Thanks so much! You, too!

  • Reply Miz Helen October 2, 2017 at 5:48 PM

    What a great recipe for a cheese braid! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Reply Jessica October 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM

      Thanks so much! Enjoy!

  • Reply Hil D (@Raisingfairies) October 2, 2017 at 9:57 PM

    I love pumpkin everything season!

    Thanks for sharing at #bloggerspotlight

    • Reply Jessica October 3, 2017 at 8:19 AM

      It’s the best time of year! Thanks!

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    Hi Jessica, Your recipe looks delicious! I can’t wait to try your recipe! I’m featuring your recipe tonight on Shoestring Elegance’s What to do Weekends party! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Jessica October 6, 2017 at 8:37 AM

      Thank you so much! I appreciate it!

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