Maple Pecan Twist

Maple Pecan Twist

This quick pecan pastry is filled with a sweet nut mixture and has a maple-flavored glaze.

30 min. prep time
15 twists
252 Ratings



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 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, melted


1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
3 to 4 teaspoons milk


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

Combine all filling ingredients in bowl; set aside.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Nutrition Facts (1 twist)

Calories: 315

Fat: 18g

Cholesterol: 40mg

Sodium: 240mg

Carbohydrates: 36g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #8641©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

My husband and I just made this and it was lovely. We made it exactly to the recipe, the only thing we will change next time will be to add a Tb or two of extra maple syrup into the filling. Other than that it was wonderful. Definitely something to try if you are interested
I will make this again..Very good and it didn't take all day to make...Kids love it!

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