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Pecan Sweet Roll Rings

 Pecan Sweet Roll Rings
Jill Cooley of Raleigh, North Carolina relies on tubes of refrigerated crescent roll dough to create these tender treats. Loaded with chopped pecans, cinnamon and nutmeg, the eye-appealing rings feature a sweet glaze.
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Directions

  • Unroll crescent dough and separate into eight rectangles; seal
  • perforations. Brush with 2 tablespoons butter. In a small bowl,
  • combine the pecans, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Sprinkle 1 tablespoon over each rectangle; gently press into dough.
  • Roll up jelly-roll style, starting at a long side. Pinch seams to
  • seal. Twist two or three times.
  • Cut six shallow diagonal slits in each roll. Shape each into a ring;
  • pinch ends together. Place on a greased baking sheet; brush with
  • remaining butter.
  • Bake at 375° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. In a small
  • bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and syrup until smooth; drizzle
  • over the warm rolls. Yield: 8 rolls.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 281 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 281 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.