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Maple Nut Twist

 Maple Nut Twist
It's easy to see why my family loves this sweet and satisfying staple during the holidays. Packed with warm cinnamon and brown sugar, everyone is a fan of this light and tender bread. —Brynn Rader, Olympia, Washington
16 ServingsPrep: 55 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) hot roll mix
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • FILLING:
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons maple flavoring
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the contents of roll mix and yeast packets
  • with sugar. Stir in water, butter, egg and maple flavoring; mix
  • well.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5
  • minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top.
  • Cover with plastic wrap; let rise in a warm place until doubled,
  • about 1 hour.
  • Combine first five filling ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into

2 of 2

Maple Nut Twist (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • thirds.
  • Roll one portion of dough into a 12-in. circle; transfer to a greased
  • 12-in. pizza pan. Brush with a third of the butter; sprinkle with a
  • third of the filling. Repeat two times with the remaining dough,
  • butter and filling, placing each circle of dough over the previous
  • layer. Pinch outer edges to seal.
  • Place a small glass at the center of the dough. With scissors, cut
  • from the outside edge to the glass to form 16 wedges. Remove glass;
  • twist each wedge three times. Cover with plastic wrap coated with
  • cooking spray; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30
  • minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Uncover dough. Bake 20-25 minutes or until
  • golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 wedge equals 338 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 251 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.