Honey Cinnamon Rollups
Total TimePrep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min.
- 2 cups ground walnuts, toasted
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 12 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 350°. Combine walnuts, sugar and cinnamon.
- Place one sheet of phyllo dough on a 15x12-in. piece of waxed paper; brush with butter. Place a second phyllo sheet on top, brushing it with butter. (Keep remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.) Sprinkle with 1/4 cup walnut mixture. Using waxed paper, roll up tightly jelly-roll style, starting with a long side, removing paper as you roll. Slice roll into four smaller rolls; transfer rolls to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Repeat with remaining phyllo dough and 1/4 cupfuls of walnut mixture. Bake until light brown, 14-16 minutes. Cool dish on a wire rack.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine all syrup ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Drizzle cinnamon rolls with syrup; sprinkle with remaining walnut mixture.
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Editor's NoteTo toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts1 cinnamon rollup: 132 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
May 8, 2018
I had planned to make a different treat tonight thinking I had puffed pastry in the refrigerator. I had phyllo dough and remembered I'd saved this recipe so I gave it a go. One of my kids took a bite apprehensively thinking there was meat in it and was delightfully surprised with the sweet flavor. My son asked, "How many can I have?" after he'd already eaten 3-4. To have several kids that don't even like nuts, I'd say this is a winner since they keep going back for more. Yay!! I did not have enough of the mixture to sprinkle any on top and my syrup is rather thin. Perhaps I need to adjust the boil time since things boil at a lower temperature at high altitude.
Mar 19, 2018
Just made these yesterday. They came out fantastic! ... and i am definitely not a skilled baker. Couldn't find ground walnuts so I bought diced and rolled them with my rolling pin a bit. They could have been rolled a little tighter but like I said I'm no pro and I didnt have the wax paper. Ran out of the nut/cinnamon/sugar mixture so there was none to sprinkle on top but no one was the wiser. The syrup didnt get thick like I was expecting, even after cooking it a bit longer than called for but worked just fine. I had to keep my kids and husband from eating them before I could get the syrup on them. Husband said "these taste like baklava" and I read him the description lol! Thanks TOH!
Jan 13, 2018
To Stu. I'm not a math major but I figured it was right on the nuts. You have 12 sheets, matched into 2s. Now that is six. Each sheet gets 1/4 cup. That's 6/4 or 1 1/2 cups. Giving you the rest to sprinkle. Could be wrong but figured it a couple times and was right on both.
Jan 12, 2018
Looks good, but I'm questioning the ingredient list for ground walnuts. It states 2 cups, but the directions state 1/4 cup ground walnuts for each of the 12 rollups. That's 3 cups in total, plus the extra for sprinkling. So, I'm wondering which is correct… certainly 1/4 seems like a lot & may be excessive. Further that would mean somewhere around 5-6 cups of whole walnuts ground to fine pieces… that's a lot of $$$ for the 48 little bite-sized pieces the recipe yields. May be some reads the comments & can advise.
Jan 12, 2018
Lovely recipe will try to get it made at home-love spices like cardamom etc-loved drinking flavoured milk sometimes.
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