> Skip to content

Recipe  •  27 May 2024


Cinnamon Pecan Rolls

Nutty, sweet, cinnamon goodness.

The Dutch oven gives the outside of these cinnamon pecan rolls a buttery, crispy crust that complements both the sweetness of the cinnamon and the crunch of the pecans. Drizzled with tree juice, the thought of these rolls will roll you out of your sleeping bag or bed and into your apron. Surely you'll impress everybody enough to take the rest of the day off, buddy-enjoy it!

Makes: 12 rolls


  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • 1 pound (450g) refrigerated pizza dough
  • 6 tablespoons (¾ stick) softened butter, plus more for greasing
  • ½ cup pecan halves
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Unnavored dental floss, for slicing
  • Grade A tree juice (maple syrup), for serving


  1. Onto a large, lightly floured cutting board, roll out the pizza dough to a large rectangle, about 12 x 18 inches.

  2. Spread the butter evenly onto the pizza dough.

  3. Place the pecans in a zipper bag and use a mallet, someone's elbows, or a steel-toed boot to crush them into small pieces

  4. In a medium bowl, mix the brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon, and salt. Sprinkle evenly over top of the pizza dough.

  5. Starting with the long end of the dough, roll the dough into a log. Pinch the ends and seal the seam with your fingers.

  6. Use the dental floss or a sharp serrated knife to cut the log into 1½-inch slices to form your rolls.

  7. Butter the bottom of a large Dutch oven and place the rolls in one layer on the bottom.

  8. Cover and let the dough rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.

  9. Place the Dutch oven over medium heat and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, checking on the rolls occasionally, until golden brown.

  10. Remove from the heat, drizzle with tree juice, and enjoy!

Feature Title

Old Time Hawkey's Recipes from the Cedar Swamp
Step into Old Time Hawkey's magical world with 100 comforting recipes and stories inspired by the beauty of northern Michigan
Read more

More features

See all recipes
Pumpkin Pancakes

Who needs pumpkin pie when you have pumpkin pancakes?

Chicken Dumpling Soup

Battle a chilly brisk day with this chicken dumpling soup.

Spaghetti Alla Nerano

A simple and delicious authentic vegetarian pasta.

Double Chocolate and Hazelnut Quinola

Who said delicious dessert had to be unhealthy?

Baked Spiced Aubergine with Hummus Mint and Pomegranate

A scrumptious eggplant with a marinade packed full of flavour.

Chermoula Chicken with Papaya

A delicious chicken with a tasty traditional North African marinade.

The Best Swedish Meatballs

These Swedish meatballs are made from scratch, full of flavour, and smothered with a rich and creamy sauce everyone—even your picky eaters—will like. Try them served over over egg noodles or rice for a warm, hearty meal.

Creamy Zuppa Toscana

This is a hearty and creamy soup made with bacon, sausage, kale, and all sorts of delicious seasonings. It's the perfect combination of flavours that will warm you up on a chilly day.

Cucumber, Pickled Wild Garlic Oil, Thick Yogurt, Walnuts, and Honey

A healthy and mouth-watering traditional North Macedonian dish, packed with flavour.


Learn how to made a traditional Balkan baked treat.


Learn how to perfect a delicious burek. You can swap out the minced meat for any other ingredients!

Looking for more recipes?

See all recipes