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Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontazs; Styling: Amy Burke Photo by: Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontazs; Styling: Amy Burke

Bite-Size Cinnamon-Pecan Twirls

Southern Living OCTOBER 2010

  • Yield: Makes 20 miniature rolls
  • Total: 33 Minutes


  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 (8-oz.) can refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar


1. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake pecans and butter in a lightly greased 8-inch round cake pan 2 minutes. Swirl pan to combine, and bake 2 more minutes. Remove from oven, and stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon; spread mixture over bottom of pan.

2. Unroll crescent roll dough, and separate into 4 rectangles, pressing perforations to seal. Stir together granulated sugar and remaining 1/2 tsp. cinnamon; sprinkle over rectangles. Roll up each rectangle tightly, starting at 1 long side; press edges to seal. Cut each log into 5 slices; place slices, cut sides down, in prepared pan. (Space slices equally in pan; slices will not touch.)

3. Bake at 375° for 14 to 16 minutes or until center rolls are golden brown and done. Remove from oven, and immediately invert pan onto a serving plate. Spoon any topping in pan over rolls.


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