Hungarian Nut Rolls
Total TimePrep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. + cooling
Makes4 loaves (12 slices each)
- 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sour cream
- 3 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
- 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/4 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4-1/2 cups ground California Walnuts
- 1 large apple, peeled and grated
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Add the sugar, salt, butter, sour cream, eggs and 3 cups flour. Beat on medium speed for until smooth, 3 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
- Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the sugar, butter, egg and cinnamon. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from the heat; gently stir in walnuts and apple. Cool completely.
- Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 4 portions. Roll each into a 12x10-in. rectangle. Spread filling to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seams to seal. Place seam side down on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
- Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Combine icing ingredients; drizzle over loaves.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 222 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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Dec 28, 2019
This is a very good recipe! I just made one adjustment that added that extra flavor— I zested orange peel into the dough which gave the bread that little extra flavor!
Dec 29, 2015
Delicious! I will be making these nut rolls year after year!
Jan 20, 2015
Yes they can be frozen! My Hungarian sister in law makes these all the time when visiting the US. Before she leaves, she makes about 8 and I freeze them.
Nov 15, 2014
Can these be frozen? I made them for gifts but did not freeze them as I wasn't sure. I sure would appreciate any help with this.
Dec 26, 2013
This is my new keeper for holiday giving. I revised the filling somewhat and made 35 for family, friends and neighbors. I made the filling as written, but added 1/2 cup sugar to chopped walnuts, 1 cup chopped shredded coconut, and 1 tspn pure almond extract. I blended the walnuts into cooked mixture immediately prior to filling as this aided smoother spreading of filling. I have baked nutroll for 30 years, but this new version using this recipe and my additions received rave reviews. No need to add prepared confectionery sugar topping to rolls.
Dec 26, 2009
This is an excellent recipe - true to my mother's original. I gave them as Christmas gifts and have already received requests for the recipe
May 8, 2009
We made this at our church to sell and the comment was best ever! Liz
Nov 14, 2008
These make wonderful holiday gifts for special friends or family members. :-)