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Lemon Pecan Twists

Lemon Pecan Twists
Lemon Pecan Twists
4.7 / 5  (3 votes, 1 review )

Fresh for Spring ~ Lemon Pecan Twists simply delicious.

Prep Time: 20 min (not including thaw time)
Bake Time: 15 min
Servings: 8
Skills: Intermediate


  1. 12 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature
    1/2 cup chopped pecans
    1/3 cup brown sugar
    1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
    2 tablespoons butter, softened

    1 cup powdered sugar
    1 tablespoon butter, melted
    4-5 teaspoons lemon juice


Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Roll combined rolls into a 24x9-inch rectangle. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest 10-15 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine pecans, brown sugar and lemon peel. Remove wrap from dough and brush middle third with half of the softened butter. Sprinkle buttered area with half of the brown sugar mixture. Fold one of the remaining dough thirds over filling. Brush folded dough with remaining butter. Sprinkle with remaining brown sugar mixture. Fold remaining dough third over filling. Pinch edges to seal.

Cut into 8 equal strips (about 1-inch each). Hold each strip at both ends and twist in opposite directions 2 or 3 times.

Place on a sprayed baking sheet. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise 30-45 minutes.

Remove wrap and bake at 350°F 10-15 minutes. Combine icing ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over twists.

(1) Comment

Lemon Pecan Twists
Kathleen said on May 21, 2010

Thanks. I see now what my problem was. This recipe sounds really good; I'm looking forward to trying it myself.