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Maple Pecan Twist

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

30 Minutes

10-12 Minutes



8 Servings


About the Recipe

This quick pecan pastry is filled with a maple syrup sweetened nut mixture and topped with a maple-flavored glaze.



  • 1 1/3 cups finely chopped pecans

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup cold butter

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 3 to 4 teaspoons milk


Step 1

  • Heat oven to 450°F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.​

Step 2

  • Combine all filling ingredients in bowl; set aside.​

Step 3

  • Combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in another bowl. Cut in 1/2 cup butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.​

Step 4

  • Whisk sour cream, 1/4 cup milk and egg together in another bowl until smooth. Stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture just until dough forms.

Step 5

  • Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 12 to 15 times. Roll out dough, on prepared baking sheet into 15x12-inch rectangle. Brush with melted butter; sprinkle filling over half the length of dough to within 1 inch of edges. Fold dough over filling; cut dough into 15 (1-inch) strips. Twist strips about three times; press ends onto sheet.

Step 6

  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet; remove to cooling rack.

Step 7

  • Combine all glaze ingredients in bowl; mix well. Drizzle over twists.

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