Maple Pecan Crescent Twists

Pecans swirl with sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in this twist that's perfect for Sunday brunch or afternoon coffee.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 8

Ingredients

Twists

1/2
cup finely chopped pecans
3
tablespoons granulated sugar
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8
teaspoon ground nutmeg
2
cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Glaze

1/2
cup powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon maple flavor
2
to 3 teaspoons milk
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 1 large or 2 small cookie sheets with cooking spray, or lightly grease with shortening. In small bowl, mix pecans, granulated sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: Unroll both cans of dough; separate into 8 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheets: Unroll both cans of dough; cut to form 8 rectangles.
  • 3 Brush each rectangle with melted butter. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon pecan-sugar mixture evenly over each rectangle; press in lightly. Starting at longer side, roll up each rectangle; pinch edges to seal.
  • 4 With sharp knife, cut one roll in half lengthwise, forming 2 strips. With cut side up, carefully overlap strips 2 times to form twist. Press ends together to seal. Place on cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Sprinkle with any remaining pecan-sugar mixture.
  • 5 Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 6 In small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth, adding enough milk for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm rolls. Serve warm.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Roll
    Calories
    340
    (
    Calories from Fat
    180),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    20g
    20%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    Trans Fat
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    460mg
    460%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    35g
    35%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    16g
    16%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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