When I think of soul-soothing, heartfelt scents that immediately transport me to a place of comfort and nostalgia, it’s invariably the waft of fresh pastries baking in the oven. Among the myriad pastries that bring about such emotions, there’s one standout — the Pecan Cream Cheese Roll. This exquisite pastry is not just a dessert; it’s a testament to family traditions and unforgettable memories, epitomizing the fusion of crunchy pecans and luscious cream cheese.
On a fateful holiday visit to my grandmother’s quaint cottage, my senses were captivated by a familiar yet uniquely mesmerizing aroma emanating from her kitchen. There they were, the rolls, fresh out of the oven, boasting a perfect golden hue, lightly coated with a shimmering glaze. With the very first bite, I was transported to a world of flavors – the soft, melt-in-the-mouth pastry, the creamy richness of the cream cheese, and the delightful crunch of the pecans. That experience was nothing short of culinary poetry, a moment that has been etched in my memory.
And now, I pass on to you the cherished recipe of the Pecan Cream Cheese Rolls, hoping you relish them as much as I do.
.Pecan Cream Cheese Rolls Recipe.
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten (for the egg wash)
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cream cheese and butter until they form a smooth, creamy texture.
Slowly incorporate the all-purpose flour into the mixture, blending until a supple dough emerges.
Lay out the dough on a flour-dusted surface and flatten it into a rectangle, approximately 1/4-inch in thickness.
Mix together the pecans, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and salt in a separate bowl.
Evenly sprinkle this delightful pecan mixture atop the dough.
Carefully roll the dough from its longer edge, ensuring a firm log formation.
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and prep a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Slice the dough log into 1-inch segments and arrange them on the baking sheet.
Gently brush the sliced rolls with the beaten egg to give them a glossy finish.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes, ensuring they attain a golden brown color and the fillings bubble with delight.
Allow the rolls to cool a bit before serving and witnessing the magic unfold.
May these Pecan Cream Cheese Rolls bring warmth, joy, and delicious memories to your table! Enjoy!