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Maple Pecan Crescent Twists

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 35 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Pecans swirl with sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in this twist that's perfect for Sunday brunch or afternoon coffee.

Bake-Off® Contest 35, 1992
Jean Olson
Wallingford, Iowa

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™ refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Glaze

1/2
cup powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon maple flavor
2
to 3 teaspoons milk

Steps

  • 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.
  • 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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