Honey Cinnamon Rollups



2 cups ground California Walnuts

1/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

12 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed

1/2 cup butter, melted


1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

1 tablespoon lemon juice


Preheat oven to 350°. Combine walnuts, sugar and cinnamon.

Place 1 sheet of phyllo dough on a 15x12-in. piece of waxed paper; brush with butter. Place a second phyllo sheet on top, brushing it with butter. (Keep remaining phyllo covered with a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.) Sprinkle with 1/4 cup walnut mixture. Using waxed paper, roll up tightly jelly-roll style, starting with a long side, removing paper as you roll. Slice roll into 4 smaller rolls; transfer rolls to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Repeat with remaining phyllo dough and 1/4 cupfuls of walnut mixture. Bake until light brown, 14-16 minutes. Cool dish on a wire rack.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine all syrup ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Drizzle cinnamon rolls with syrup; sprinkle with remaining walnut mixture.

Test Kitchen Tips

Substitute your favorite nut or combination of nuts for the walnuts. Pecans, pistachios and almonds are exceptional in this recipe.

Get creative with the spices. Instead of just cinnamon, try a mixture of cardamom, allspice and ginger. And you can never go wrong with pumpkin pie spice.

Check out more desserts you can make with phyllo dough.


1 cinnamon rollup: 132 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.