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Bake-Off® Contest 40, 2002
Milford, Pennsylvania

Rich Crescent Nut Delights

Old-world sweet nut filling is flavored with maple syrup and surrounded with crescent dinner roll dough before it is baked to perfection.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup chopped pecans
1/2
cup chopped walnuts
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash salt
1
tablespoon honey
1
tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 1/2
teaspoons imitation maple flavor
5
teaspoons all-purpose flour
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2
teaspoons cinnamon-sugar

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  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In 2-quart saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar; cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low. Add pecans, walnuts, cinnamon, salt, honey and maple syrup; mix well. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in maple flavor. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 2 Sprinkle 3 teaspoons of the flour over work surface. If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough onto floured surface; press perforations to seal. Sprinkle with remaining 2 teaspoons flour. Roll to form 18x12-inch rectangle. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough onto floured surface. Sprinkle with remaining 2 teaspoons flour. Roll to form 18x12-inch rectangle.
  • 3 Carefully spoon and spread pecan mixture evenly over 1 long side of dough in 4-inch-wide strip, spreading to within 1/2 inch of edges. Starting with topped side, carefully roll up dough. (There may be small breaks in dough.)
  • 4 Spoon 1 tablespoon of the melted butter diagonally on ungreased large cookie sheet. Place filled roll, seam side down, over butter on cookie sheet. Pinch ends to seal. Gently flatten dough until 3 inches wide. Brush top and sides with remaining tablespoon melted butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.
  • 5 Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 25 minutes. Cut lengthwise into 2 long pieces. Cut each half into 1-inch slices. Serve warm or cool.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In 2-quart saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar; cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low. Add pecans, walnuts, cinnamon, salt, honey and maple syrup; mix well. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in maple flavor. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 2 Sprinkle 3 teaspoons of the flour over work surface. If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough onto floured surface; press perforations to seal. Sprinkle with remaining 2 teaspoons flour. Roll to form 18x12-inch rectangle. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough onto floured surface. Sprinkle with remaining 2 teaspoons flour. Roll to form 18x12-inch rectangle.
  • 3 Carefully spoon and spread pecan mixture evenly over 1 long side of dough in 4-inch-wide strip, spreading to within 1/2 inch of edges. Starting with topped side, carefully roll up dough. (There may be small breaks in dough.)
  • 4 Spoon 1 tablespoon of the melted butter diagonally on ungreased large cookie sheet. Place filled roll, seam side down, over butter on cookie sheet. Pinch ends to seal. Gently flatten dough until 3 inches wide. Brush top and sides with remaining tablespoon melted butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.
  • 5 Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 25 minutes. Cut lengthwise into 2 long pieces. Cut each half into 1-inch slices. Serve warm or cool.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
200mg
200%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.