Yield
Makes about 4 dozen

If you don't have a food processor, cut cream cheese and butter into flour and granulated sugar using a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Form into a dough, and proceed with recipe as directed.

How to Make It

Step 1

Pulse first 4 ingredients in a food processor until crumbly. Combine mixture by hand, forming a dough.

Step 2

Divide dough into 4 equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball; cover and chill 1 hour.

Step 3

Place 1 portion between 2 sheets of lightly floured wax paper; roll to a 15- x 10-inch rectangle. Repeat with remaining portions.

Step 4

Combine pecans and next 3 ingredients. Spread each rectangle evenly with jam, leaving a 1-inch border; sprinkle evenly with pecan mixture. Roll up, jellyroll fashion, and place, seam side down, on a lightly greased baking sheet, tucking ends under to keep jam from seeping out. Brush with melted butter.

Step 5

Bake at 375° for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Remove to a wire rack, and cool 15 minutes. Cut each roll with a serrated knife into 1-inch slices; sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Ratings & Reviews

Jeebsjoe's Review

Jeebsjoe
July 29, 2012
I really don't know why this got so many stars, the dough was a mess to roll out and why should you have to practice like hjr2 said? There are two(2) sticks of butter, no water no knit this together and the dough was dry on the ends. Maybe the other two bakers had more patience than I did...

rbhjr2's Review

rbhjr2
March 10, 2012
I try to make this every year at Christmas because I have friends that ask for it over and over again. It is one of the best tasting treats I've ever made! I wasn't that good at rolling it out at first, but I got better with practice. It's well worth the effort!

joneseygirl98's Review

joneseygirl98
November 07, 2011
Yummy sweet treat for the holidays! I used dried sweetened cranberries instead of the raisins. They were a nice substitution! Got rave reviews from the family! Would be fun to try other jams for a flavor variety too!