Holiday Date Roll can be made ahead and only takes 12 minutes to bake!
A Christmas favorite! Seasoned dates and pecans rolled in a fluffy pastry.
- 4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 sticks butter softened
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 whole eggs lightly beaten
- 1 cup dates pitted and chopped
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup pecans chopped
In a large bowl, add flour, soda and salt
In another large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and eggs
Gradually add flour to egg/sugar mixture; combine well
Form dough into three discs; refrigerate for 30 minutes
Chop dates into small pieces
In a small saucepan on medium heat, add dates
Allow date mixture to cook down until most of the water has evaporated; add pecans; keep date mixture warm (low)
Remove dough from refrigerator and roll each disc into a rectangle
Place one piece of dough on floured wax paper; spoon 1/3 of the date mixture onto the dough; top with second layer of dough and spoon another 1/3 of the date mixture onto dough; repeat for final layer
Once all layers are complete, begin to roll the dough using the wax paper as a guide; form into rectangular log; refrigerate for 1 hour
Preheat oven to 375ºF; place date log onto lightly oiled baking sheet; bake for 12-15 minutes
- The pastry dough in this recipe is grainy, not liquid. If you find it difficult to shape, add 1/2 cup water to the dough.