Recipe #578  

Maple Pecan Clusters

Maple Pecan Clusters Recipe | Holiday and Specialty Breads | The combination of maple and pecans will make this a permanent favorite at your house. <br />Makes 48 small rolls.

The combination of maple and pecans will make this a permanent favorite at your house.
Makes 48 small rolls.

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter OR margarine
1/4 cup Karo® Dark Corn Syrup
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon maple flavoring 
5 to 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 envelopes Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter OR margarine
1 teaspoon Spice Islands® 100% Pure Bourbon Vanilla Extract
2 eggs
White Chocolate-Pecan Filling
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

Combine brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat; stir until sugar dissolves completely. Remove from heat; stir in pecans and maple flavoring. Pour into fluted tube pan; set aside.

Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Heat water, milk and butter until very warm (120° to 130°F). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs, vanilla and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.

Divide dough into 48 equal pieces; roll each piece into smooth balls. Layer balls alternating with White Chocolate-Pecan Filling in prepared pan. Pour melted butter over dough balls. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 2 hours.

Place a baking sheet under the fluted tube pan; Bake at 350°F for 40 to 45 minutes or until done. Let cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Turn onto serving plate; serve warm. 

White Chocolate-Pecan Filling
Combine sugar, chocolate chips, pecans, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Stir to blend.

Nutritional Information:
Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Serving size: 1 roll    Serving weight: 1.5 ounces (44 grams)
Calories 170; Total fat 7 g; Saturated fat 3.5 g; Cholesterol 20 mg; Sodium 60 mg; Carbohydrates 24 g; Dietary fiber less than 1 g; Sugars 13 g; Protein 2 g