Pecan Sticky Buns

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 242 calories
    • Fat 15 g
    • Sat Fat 4 g
    • Cholesterol 15 mg
    • Sodium 131 mg
    • Protein 4 mg
    • Carbohydrate 27 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Iron 2 mg
    • Calcium 34 mg
  • October 2002

Ingredients

  1. Check 6tablespoons butter, melted
  2. Check 1/2cup brown sugar
  3. Check 36 pecan halves, plus 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  4. Check 1 loaf (1/2 2-pound package) frozen white-bread (not pizza) dough, thawed
  5. Check 1tablespoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray. Spoon 1 teaspoon melted butter, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, and 3 pecan halves into each muffin cup; set aside. 
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll the bread dough into a 14-by-8-inch rectangle. Brush with the remaining melted butter, then sprinkle with the cinnamon, chopped pecans, and remaining brown sugar. Roll into a 14-inch-long log. Cut into 12 pieces and place each one cut-side down into a muffin cup.
  3. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Set aside for 25 minutes or until risen slightly.
  4. Heat oven to 325° F. Remove the wrap and bake 15 minutes or until golden. Place a wire rack over a sheet of wax paper. Turn the muffin tin onto the rack, wait 5 minutes, then remove the tin. Cool completely. (Can be made ahead to this point. Return the buns to the cleaned muffin tin. Cover with foil and freeze up to 1 month. Thaw before reheating at 250° F for 10 to 15 minutes. Cool as above.)
  5. TO FAKE IT...AND SAVE 55 MINUTES
    Heat oven to 325° F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray. Spoon 1 tablespoon melted butter, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 3 pecan halves in each muffin cup. Open two 11.3-ounce packages brown-and-serve rolls and divide among the muffin cups. Bake 10 minutes or until golden. Place a wire rack over a sheet of wax paper. Turn the muffin tin onto the rack, wait 5 minutes, then remove the tin.