pets de souer
My friend gave me this recipe only because it came up in a conversation one day. I thought I would give it a try because it sounded so easy and good. It’s so simple you don’t have to write it down. I don’t care much for the name; it kind of makes these delicious treats sound less appetizing. I created a variation to these treats by adding a nut mixture instead of just the traditional cinnamon and sugar. Maybe I should just call these pinwheels, it’s much better suited.

1 double crust pie crust recipe

1 cup ground nuts (pecans, walnuts, or hazelnuts)
¾ cup brown sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
½ cup butter (melted)

Mix filling in small bowl. Roll out pie dough into a rectangle, to about ¼ inch thickness.
Spread filling over top, roll up dough tightly. Dampen the ends with water so dough won’t unroll.
Slice into 1 inch slices, lay slices on parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake at 375°F for 12 – 15 minutes until golden brown.

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  1. Dyrda Paulette says:

    Hi …a comment about the name of”pets de sœurs”…the name originated in Quebec and it is a tradition to make these when making pies
    You do not mix dough and prepare a recipe for “pets de sœurs “…when preparing dough for making pies there is always a bit of dough left and good homemakers did not throw out these small bits so they rolled out the left over dough,spread it with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon and shaping it into a roll then cutting out small “knots” and baking these
    I have maybe only 6 or 8 of these left over treats when making pies and they are savored
    So you understand they are small leftovers coming out of making pies ..thus the “funny name ”
    If you are preparing a recipe to make “”nun’s farts” you are not living up to the true traditional “nun’s farts”

    1. Thank you for this history!

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