I made this recipe for brunch the other day, and everyone couldn’t stop licking their plates

There’s something incredibly comforting about the aroma of freshly baked pastries filling the home, especially on a leisurely weekend morning. Among these delightful scents, the fragrance of Pecan Cream Cheese Rolls holds a special place in my heart, a symbol of family tradition and sweet indulgence that has brightened many gatherings. The combination of the nutty pecans and the creamy richness of the cream cheese creates a sublime taste experience that’s truly heavenly.

I vividly recall my first encounter with these divine pastries at my grandmother’s cottage during the holidays. The welcoming scent that hit me upon entering her kitchen was unforgettable, and the sight of those golden-brown rolls emerging from the oven was a promise of the bliss that was about to unfold. Tasting them for the first time was a moment of pure joy—a buttery, flaky pastry filled with luscious cream cheese and the perfect crunch of pecans. It’s a memory that has inspired me to share this cherished recipe, allowing others to weave their own memories around the magic of Pecan Cream Cheese Rolls.

Pecan Cream Cheese Rolls Recipe


1 can Refrigerated Crescent Roll Dough (8 rolls)

8 oz Cream Cheese (softened)

1/2 cup Sugar

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1/2 cup Chopped Pecans

2 tablespoons Butter (melted)

1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Powdered Sugar for dusting (optional)


Preheat the Oven: Start by setting your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Prepare the Filling: In a mixing bowl, blend the softened cream cheese with sugar and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Prepare the Dough: Unroll the crescent roll dough on a clean surface and separate it into individual triangles.

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Add the Filling: On each triangle of dough, evenly spread a generous layer of the cream cheese mixture. Then, sprinkle the chopped pecans over the cream cheese.

Roll the Dough: Starting from the wider end, roll up each triangle tightly to form the crescent shape.

Apply the Topping: Brush the top of each roll with melted butter, and sprinkle a mix of cinnamon and a little extra sugar over them.

Bake: Arrange the rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake them in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes, or until they turn golden brown.

Cool and Serve: Let the rolls cool down for a few minutes after baking. If desired, dust them with powdered sugar before serving.

These Pecan Cream Cheese Rolls are more than just a recipe; they’re an experience, a way to bring joy and warmth to your table. Whether it’s a special occasion or a simple family breakfast, these rolls are sure to make any moment memorable. Enjoy the baking and the blissful moments that follow.

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