Pecan Pie Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Nancy Piran | The Bitter Side of Sweet

Pecan Pie Cinnamon Rolls couldn’t be easier to whip up. Great for breakfast, brunch, or maybe even dessert.

For years I did not like to eat pecan pie. When it came to the holidays I would always reach for the chocolate pudding pie or sea foam salad… even apple pie with ice cream, but never pecan pie.

I think it had something to do with the fact that pecans can be bitter tasting and as a kid I was just not a fan.

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I remember a time in my late 20s when I was living away from home. I spent Thanksgiving with some friends.

It was then I decided to give pecan pie another try. For some reason it tasted like nothing I had remembered when I was a kid. It was good, it wasn’t bitter, and it was very delicious! I was sold!

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A few years later I started making it at home for the holidays. I got a little rambunctious and made it with chocolate chips.

Let me tell you, that was a hit! There is something magical about chocolate chips in desserts, trust me I add them to about everything!

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I ended up making apple pie cinnamon rolls last month, and those seemed to be a big hit with you all, so I decided to try pecan pie cinnamons rolls this month! You are welcome! :)

A few tips concerning this recipe.

  • Allow your filling to cool just for a minute before spooning it onto your puff pastry. I did it too quickly the first time I made them, and my puff pastry started to melt under the hot butter and sugar.
  • Keep your puff pastry super cold. Once you get it thawed out and opened up, roll it out onto parchment paper and keep in the refrigerator until ready to use. This will help keep it from melting.
  • Lastly make sure you allow your butter and sugar mixture to come to a complete boil before removing it from heat. In fact allow it to simmer for at least 3 minutes. Once you allow it to cool it will start to separate if you do not boil it long enough.
  • Finally, enjoy your holiday and eat lots of pie, oh and these pecan pie cinnamon rolls too! 

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Pecan Pie Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

    5 Servings


  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry, thawed
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 ounces Pecans, chopped
  • Powdered Sugar, for dusting, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In small pot add butter and brown sugar. Bring to boil and let it cook for 3 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool for 2 minutes.
  3. Unfold puff pastry on floured surface. Roll out slightly.
  4. Spread evenly over pastry pecan mixture.
  5. Roll up and cut into 10 even pieces.
  6. Place in muffin pan and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Cool for 5 minutes.
  8. Serve and ENJOY!


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Author: Nancy Piran
Recipe Yields: 5 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 5

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 230
Calories 407

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g
  Saturated Fat 6g
Sodium 6mg
Total Carbohydrate 35g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 16g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Nancy Piran

About Nancy

Nancy has been writing about good food on The Bitter Side of Sweet for years now. We're pretty stoked that she's our Puff Pastry fanatic, because it's about to get deliciously epic.

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