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Orange Pecan Spirals

Subject: Orange Pecan Spirals
From: Mary
Date: 1/7/2020, 4:03 PM

On 1/7/2020 1:53 PM, mary wrote:

Found in a library cookbook in Tacoma WA circa 1990. Thank you

Hello Mary,

Absolutely the only recipe that I can find with that name is this one: Turn to 10

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Subject: Orange Pecan Spirals
From: mary 
Date: 1/20/2020, 5:03 PM

Hello!  Thank you for the response (sorry, it went to my spam folder)
Long story short.....just 2 hours ago I found the recipe in some papers in our (damage) other house!!

Orange Pecan Spirals 
2 C all purpose flour
1  T baking powder
1/2   t  salt
1/4  C sugar
1/2  C cold butter, cut in 8 pcs
1 egg room temp
1/2  C  whipping cream, room temp
1/3  C  orange marmalade,  room temp
1/3  C  finely chopped pecans
Cinnamon-Orange glaze

Cin-Orange glaze
1  C  powdered sugar
1/2  t  ground cinnamon 
2 to 4  T  orange juice

Oven to 450° F
Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.  
•In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar
•Use a pastry blender or 2 knives to cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal; set aside.
•In medium bowl, lightly beat egg and whipping cream until blended.
•Stir into flour mixture only until dough holds together.
•Turn out onto lightly floured surface and gently knead 10-12 strokes.
•Roll out dough to 8"×15" rectangle,  spread with marmalade and sprinkle with nuts.
•Fold in half lengthwise to make 15"×4" rectangle. 
•Cut crosswise into 1" strips.
•Holding each strip at both ends, twist in opposite directions twice, making a spiral.
•Place on baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.   Drizzle glaze over.



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