Pecan Crescent Twists

Pecan Crescent Twists

Southern Living FEBRUARY 1999

  • Yield: 8 servings


  • 2 (8-ounce) cans refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted and divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or milk


Unroll crescent rolls, and separate each can into 4 rectangles, pressing perforations to seal. Brush evenly with 4 tablespoons melted butter.

Stir together pecans and next 3 ingredients; sprinkle 1 tablespoon mixture on each rectangle, pressing in gently.

Roll up, starting at a long side, and twist. Cut 6 shallow (1/2-inch-long) diagonal slits in each roll. Shape rolls into rings, pressing ends together; place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush rings with remaining 2 tablespoons butter.

Bake at 375° for 12 minutes or until golden.

Stir together powdered sugar and maple syrup until glaze is smooth; drizzle over warm twists.


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