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Nut Roll

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  •  4.4 stars stars based on 23 reviews
  •   86% would make this again
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Delicious home-made bread with a sweet and nutty pecan or walnut filling.

Makes about 20


1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
4 eggs
1 package yeast (about 2-1/2 teaspoons)
1/4 cup warm water
4 cups flour
2 tsp. salt

Nut filling

4 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 cups sugar, half brown, half white
1 stick of melted butter
2 eggs, beaten

Cream sugar and butter together. Add eggs one at a time Dissolve 1 yeast in 1/4 cup warm water and add to creamed mixture. Sift 4 cups flour and 2 tsp. salt together. Add to mixture and mix. Place in greased bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight.

Mix all filling ingredients together.
Roll out 10" X 14" size dough, spread half of the nut filling on and roll up. Repeat with second dough roll. Seal edges, cover with towel and place in warm spot until dough rises, or for an hour, whichever comes first. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Brush with melted butter if desired the last fifteen minutes before roll is done.

Note: Kristin, who donated this recipe, says: "My mother makes this every year. I can't remember a year when she didn't."

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Reviews of Nut Roll:

1-5 of 23 reviews   Next >>

  Barb D in Pittsburgh  Nov 23, 2014
Would not make this again.
My mother used to make nut rolls every holiday. My attempt did not turn out like hers. I ended up finding them online from a cute little family bakery called Butter Maid. They are delicious and remind me of hers. 3 stars

  Shelley Baker in Clarksville,Pa  Dec 11, 2013
Would make this again.
My mother use to make these every Christmas as far back that I remember and now I want to do the same 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 10, 2013
Would not make this again.
never would make it again 1 star

  A cookie baker  Dec 18, 2011
Would not make this again.
Did not rise well, tops split open 2 stars

  Aaron in Wooster, OH  Dec 5, 2010
Would make this again.
This recipe has replaced whatever recipe my Hungarian grandmother used to make nutroll! It is that good! Easy enough for this fumble-fingered guy to bake. I make a whole bunch of these and give them out to family and friends.

The only addition I make, is I mix in a little powdered sugar with the butter that I brush on in the last few minutes. Great recipe, and now family and friends ask for it every year!
5 stars

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