Pecan Pie Rolls

Treat yourself to the irresistible mix of two classic desserts with our delicious Pecan Pie Rolls. The heavenly combination of cinnamon rolls and rich pecan pie filling creates a delicious treat that will blow your taste buds away.

When you take a bite, you’ll be greeted by the comforting warmth of freshly baked spices and the delicious sweetness of pecans. The cinnamon roll’s fluffy texture perfectly complements the gooey, delicious pecan pie filling, creating an explosion of flavors and textures with every bite.

To top it all off, a drizzle of sweet icing adds the perfect finishing touch, enhancing the overall decadence and satisfying your sweet tooth. Whether served as breakfast, dessert, or a delicious snack, our Pecan Pie Rolls are guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser that will leave you wanting more!


  • 400 ml milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ orange, peel only, finely grated
  • 500g strong white flour, plus some flour for shaping
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 1 medium egg
  • 50g powdered sugar
  • 1 packet of rapid yeast
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • oil for kneading
  • 5 shortbread finger biscuits
  • 100 g pecans, chopped
  • 100g dark brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 25g butter, chilled or frozen
  • 1 egg beaten, for glazing
  • ½ tbsp golden powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

Preparation steps

  1. Put the milk, cinnamon stick, orange peel and 4 tablespoons of flour in a saucepan, whisk well and bring to the boil.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat, add the butter and let it cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Pour the milk mixture into a bowl and discard the cinnamon stick.
  4. Stir in the egg, sugar and yeast, then add the remaining flour and salt.
  5. Mix into a soft and very sticky dough, cover and let rise for 10 minutes.
  6. Lightly oil a worktop and knead the dough for 5 minutes.
  7. Put the dough back in the bowl, cover and let the dough rise for an hour.
  8. Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas 7.
  9. Line the base and sides of a 25cm round loose-bottomed cake tin with baking paper.
  10. Place the shortcrust biscuits in a food storage bag and hit them with a rolling pin until they are very finely chopped.
  11. Place the crushed cookies in a bowl and add pecans, sugar, maple syrup and cinnamon.
  12. Lightly flour the work surface and roll out the dough to about 1 cm thick.
  13. Grate the chilled butter over the dough and spread it evenly.
  14. Sprinkle the pecan mixture over the dough, roll up tightly and cut into 2-3cm slices.
  15. Place them in the mold with the cut side facing up, cover and let rest for 45 minutes.
  16. Brush the rolls with beaten egg, sprinkle with sugar and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  17. Transfer the rolls to a rack to cool.
  18. While the rolls are cooling, place the glaze ingredients in a bowl and slowly add water until the consistency of thick double cream is reached.
  19. When the rolls are cool but still warm, drizzle the cinnamon glaze over them.

Nutritional Information

Equipment and tools

Here are the equipment and tools you need to make Pecan Pie Rolls:

  • mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Pot
  • sheet
  • parchment paper
  • rolling pin
  • Pastry brush
  • Sharp knife
  • Whisk
  • Food processor (optional)
  • Oven

Allergen information

Before making these pecan pie rolls, please note the following allergen information:

  • This recipe contains milk, butter and egg. It may not be suitable for people with milk allergies or lactose intolerance.
  • The recipe also contains nuts (pecans) and gluten (in the flour). It may not be suitable for those with nut allergies or gluten intolerance.
  • Always check the specific ingredients and products you use to ensure they meet your nutritional needs.

Storage and leftovers

If you have leftovers or want to store your Pecan Pie Rolls, here are some tips:

  • Store the rolls in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
  • For longer freshness, up to 5 days, you can also store them in the refrigerator. Allow them to cool completely before storing.
  • If you want to freeze the rolls, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or foil before placing them in a freezer-safe container. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 1 month.
  • To reheat the rolls, place them in the preheated 350°F (180°C) oven for a few minutes until warmed through.

The Health Benefits of Pecan Pie Rolls

Pecan pie rolls are not only a delicious treat, but they also offer several health benefits. Made with healthy ingredients like pecans, cinnamon, and whole wheat flour, these rolls can be a nutritious addition to your diet. Let’s explore the health benefits of pecan pie rolls and why you should consider adding them to your dessert repertoire.

1. Nutritional value

Pecans, the main ingredient in these rolls, are packed with essential nutrients. They are an excellent source of healthy fats, including monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which have positive effects on heart health. Pecans also provide a good dose of protein, fiber and various vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E, manganese and copper.

2. Rich in antioxidants

Pecans are rich in antioxidants such as phenolic compounds, which help protect your cells from damage caused by harmful free radicals. Antioxidants play a critical role in reducing oxidative stress and inflammation in the body, promoting overall well-being and reducing the risk of chronic diseases.

3. Fiber boost

Including whole wheat flour in the recipe adds a significant amount of fiber to pecan pie rolls. Fiber is essential for healthy digestion as it promotes regular bowel movements and prevents constipation. In addition, a diet high in fiber can help control weight and reduce the risk of conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.

4. Blood sugar control

Cinnamon, another key ingredient in these rolls, has been shown to have potential benefits in controlling blood sugar levels. It can improve insulin sensitivity and help regulate blood sugar levels, which is particularly important for people with diabetes or those at risk of developing it.

5. Energy source

Pecan pie rolls are a good source of energy due to the high-calorie pecans. This boost of energy can be particularly beneficial for active people or as a quick pick-me-up on busy days.

6. Enjoyable taste, moderation recommended

Although these pecan pie rolls offer health benefits, it’s important to enjoy them in moderation. They contain added sugars in the form of maple syrup, powdered sugar and powdered sugar, which contribute to their irresistible sweetness. Remember to enjoy them as a treat and not as a daily treat.

Overall, incorporating pecan pie rolls into your dessert choices can be a delicious way to enjoy the health benefits of pecans, cinnamon, and whole wheat flour. With their nutritional value and pleasant taste, these rolls are a delicious addition to any occasion.

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