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Caramel-Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

These irresistible rolls are perfect as an Easter brunch idea! - Louis Jacobsen, Dallas, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    15 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • CARAMEL SAUCE:
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • FILLING:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Add the eggs, butter, sugar, salt and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, for sauce, melt butter in a large saucepan. Stir in brown sugar and corn syrup. Boil over medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with pecans; set aside.
  • Punch the dough down. Turn onto a floured surface. Roll into a 17x15-in. rectangle. Spread butter to within 1/2 in. of edges. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal.
  • Cut into 15 slices. Place cut side down over caramel sauce. Cover; let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° until golden brown, 30-35 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes; invert onto a serving platter.
Nutrition Facts
1 roll: 533 calories, 22g fat (6g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 389mg sodium, 80g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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