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Cinnamon Pecan Pinwheels How-To

cinnamon-pecan pinwheels
Crescents are rolled with cinnamon, sugar and nuts to make these irresistible breakfast treats. MORE+ LESS-
By Angie McGowan

Pecans are one of my favorite nuts. When I was a kid, my great-grandmother had many pecan trees on her property. I remember gathering, cracking and adding pecans to pies, brownies and other goodies.

Here I use them to fix tasty pinwheels made from Big & Buttery Pillsbury® Crescent rolls, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.

Start by unrolling the dough on a work surface. Press all the perforations together so it’s one continuous sheet of dough. Then brush the dough with butter; sprinkle it with brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans. Simply roll the dough up, and slice it into 36 equal pieces.

unrolled crescent dough, sprinkled with cinnamon and pecans, then rolled up

Bake at 350° for 12 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.

These pinwheels are crisp, nutty and full of flavor. I like to serve them warm at breakfast, but they would make a sweet treat anytime.

baked cinnamon-pecan pinwheel

Store leftover pinwheels (if there are any!) in an airtight container.