• Prep Time: 1 hr, 55
  • Cooking Time: 20 min
  • Serves: 4

Pecan Sticky Buns r1

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 Ingredients List

  • For the dough:
  • 1/2 cup warm water, 110-degrees Farenheit
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar + a pinch for the yeast
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter + extra for the bowl
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
  • For the filling:
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened


First, make the dough: combine the warm water with the yeast in a glass measuring cup. Add a pinch of sugar and stir to combine. Let it rest on the counter in a draft-free, warm place until it's foamy, about 5-7 minutes. If it doesn't foam, the yeast is dead; start over.
Next, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter, and set aside to cool slightly.
When the yeast is foamy, stir in the melted butter and remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.
Pour all of the wet ingredients over the flour in a medium bowl. Stir until a soft, shaggy dough forms.
Pick up the dough with one hand, and then use the remaining extra butter to grease the bowl. Add the dough back to the bowl. Flip to coat both sides in butter.
Let the dough rise in a warm place for 45-60 minutes, or until it doubles. If your kitchen is cold, turn the oven to 200-degrees Farenheit for 5 minutes, then turn it off before placing the dough inside.
Next, make the filling. Hint: while the dough rises, let the butter for the filling soften to room temperature.
After the dough has doubled in bulk, flour a surface and roll it out to a 10-inch by 6-inch rectangle.
In a small bowl, combine the pecans, brown sugar and salt. Do not skip the salt; the buns taste flat without it. Add 1 tablespoon of the pecan mixture to the bottom of 4 jumbo muffin cups. Or, alternatively, sprinkle 1/4 cup of this mixture in the bottom of a small baking dish.
Slice 2 tablespoons of the butter evenly and place it over the pecan filling in the pan.
Spread the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter over the dough evenly.
Sprinkle the rest of the pecan mixture over the dough. Roll the dough up into a tight log, and slice into 4 equal pieces. Place each bun in each muffin cup.
Let the dough rise in the pan in a warm place for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375.
Bake the buns for 20 minutes.
Let the buns cool in the pan for a few minutes before turning the pan upside down. Let the caramel drizzle over each bun and serve immediately.

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