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Hungarian Nut Rolls Recipe

This Hungarian nut rolls recipe is sure to become a new holiday tradition your family will love! The nut filling is sweet, moist, and flavorful. This recipe was a winner in our Dozen Days of Nog recipe contest, courtesy of Donna B.

Servings: 30

Active time: 25 minutes

Total time:

Nut Filling Ingredients


  • 1 1/2 lb walnuts, ground
  • 2 1/2 c sugar
  • 2 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg(s)
  • 1 large cooking apple (grated)
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 c butter, melted


  1. Combine walnuts, sugar, eggs, apple, and cinnamon.
  2. Add the melted butter and mix well.
  3. Heat mixture in large saucepan until the ingredients blend well and thicken slightly. Let cool and set aside to spread on rolled dough.

Dough ingredients

  • 2 yeast cakes ( or 2 packages of dry yeast)
  • 1/2 c warm milk
  • 6 c sifted all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 c sour cream
  • 1 c butter (melted or very soft)
  • 3 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg(s), beaten

Makes 4 large or 6 medium rolls

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm milk (105-115°F).
  2. Combine flour, salt, sugar, sour cream, melted butter, and eggs in a medium bowl. Add yeast and milk mixture, blending very well.
  3. Divide dough into 4 or 6 parts depending on length of nut roll wanted. Roll about 1/4-inch thick, spread with nut filling and roll up jellyroll fashion.
  4. Let rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in size. Bake in 350° oven for 30 to 40 minutes.

Icing Ingredients (optional)

  • 2 c powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp milk
  1. Combine sugar and milk; drizzle over loaves.


The nut filling mixture is more than needed for the Hungarian nut rolls. Any extra can be frozen and used as a topping for apple pie, or baked sweet potatoes, or used in a coffee cake recipe.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (1/30 of recipe)
Total Servings 30

Amount Per Serving:

Nutrition Category Amount
Calories 440
Calories from Fat 250
Total Fat 28g (43% DV)
Saturated Fat 10g (50% DV)
Trans Fat .5g
Cholesterol 55mg (18% DV)
Sodium 130mg (5% DV)
42g (14% DV)
Dietary Fiber 2g (8% DV)
Sugars 21g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4%
Iron 10%

Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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