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Apple, Cinnamon and Pecan Nut Puff Pastry Rolls

Apple, Cinnamon and Pecan Nut Puff Pastry Rolls


The smell of toasty nuts and cinnamon is enough to get anyone out of bed this holiday season!

  • Serves: 8 |
    8 servings
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  • Prep Time : 20 mins |
  • Cook Time : 30 mins
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Pastry Rolls
1 Tbsp (15 ml) butter for frying
8 apples, peeled and grated
2 Tbsp (30 ml) sugar
squeeze of lemon juice
1-2 tsp (5-10 ml) ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp (30 ml) castor sugar
200 g pecan nuts, roughly chopped
2 x 400 g rolls of ready-made puff pastry

Lemon glaze
½ C (125 ml) icing sugar
squeeze of lemon juice

Pastry Rolls
Preheat oven to 200 ºC.

Heat the butter in a frying pan and gently sauté the grated apple together with the sugar and lemon juice until soft (about 10 minutes). Remove and place into a sieve and apply pressure to the mixture with the back of a spoon to remove any excess liquid. Set aside and allow to cool.

Roll the puff pastry out on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of about ½ cm. Evenly spread half of the cooled apple mixture across the entire base of the pastry. Sprinkle generously with ground cinnamon, 1 Tbsp castor sugar and 100 g of the chopped pecan nuts.
Roll tightly into a log and slice into 4 equal rounds. Repeat these steps with the remaining ingredients.

Place the rolls onto a lightly greased baking tray with a little space in between them and bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes or until risen, golden brown and cooked through.

Lemon Glaze
Mix the icing sugar and lemon juice together – the consistency should be a thin drizzle.

Once the cinnamon rolls are baked, remove from oven and place onto a baking tray to cool slightly. Drizzle with lemon glaze and serve warm or cold.