Caramel Pecan Rolls

Caramel Pecan Rolls

Soft and sweet caramel-covered rolls, bursting with pecans


24 rolls


Basic Sweet Roll Dough**
3 T butter, softened
1/2 c granulated sugar
1 t ground cinnamon
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 c butter
2 T light corn syrup
1/2 c chopped or halved pecans


1. Roll each half of Basic Sweet Roll Dough** into a 12x8-inch rectangle.

2. Brush each with half of the softened butter. Combine granulated sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough.

3. Roll up each piece of dough, starting with long side; seal seams. Slice each roll into about 12 pieces.* 

4. In saucepan combine brown sugar, 1/4 c butter, and corn syrup. Cook and stir just till butter melts and mixture is blended.

5. Distribute mixture evenly in two greased 8-9 inch round baking pans. Top with pecans.

6. Place rolls, cut side down, in baking pans (on top of the pecans). Cover; let rise till double.

7. Bake at 375 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes. Cool about 30 seconds; invert on rack and remove pans.

Caramel Pecan Rolls
Additional Notes: 

*A quick and easy way to slice rolls while preserving their shape, is to use a clean piece of dental floss. Wrap the floss around the roll of dough and cross ends. Continue pulling ends (opposite of each other) until dough is cut.

**Basic Sweet Roll Dough recipe:

2 c flour
1 T dry yeast
1 c milk
1/4 c sugar
1/4 c shortening
1 t salt
2 eggs
1 1/2-2 c flour

1. In large mixer bowl, combine 2 cups flour and 1 T dry yeast. 

2. Heat milk, sugar, shortening, and salt till warm (115-120°), stirring to melt shortening. Add to dry mixture.

3. Add eggs. Mix well by hand and then stir in 1 1/2 to 2 cups flour, making a moderately stiff dough. 

4. Knead on a lightly floured surface till smooth (adding more flour as you need it, if needed). Shape into a ball.  Place in a greased bowl, turning once. Cover; let rise till double.

5. Punch down; divide in half. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.

This recipe was submitted by guest chef Bonnie Faber.

Preparation Time: 

40 minutes

Cooking Time: 

20 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

These rolls are delicious. I love the caramel nut layer on the top... yum! They do get a little drier after a day or so, but with rolls this good, they don't last that long most times ;) I think freezing the extras as soon as they're cool, and then taking from the freezer as needed would keep them tasting fresher after the first day. So, I give this recipe: 9/10


Cinna-what? That is what this recipe will have you saying afterwards. I like a good cinnamon roll and these are a neat alternative that is absolutely delicious. Who needs Cinnabon when you can make Bonnie's Caramel Pecan Rolls? My only recommendation is you have a washcloth near by to first soak up your drool and then to wash your hands afterwards as these are sticky. Maybe they should be called, "Sticky Bonnie Buns"?


Please see the recipe above for my full review! Thanks! ~Tammy


These didn't last long at our house! I especially liked the dough recipe! Personally, I would double the sugar and the syrup part next time. I like 'em really gooey and sinful! :) I mean, if you're going to make sweet rolls you might as well you all out!


I'd have to honestly say that this is my favorite dessert. I make them fairly often and whenever I take them somewhere they are quickly gobbled up! If you put them in a microwave for a couple seconds they taste like they're fresh from the oven even if they're a couple days old. I recommend these if you like high quality sweet breads and caramel.


Again easy to make and all enjoyed the treat yesterday! I know that the left over will be gobbled up today!! :) Delicious!!


I used this recipe in conjunction with my bread dough recipe. Everyone loved them and the flavors reminded us of the cinnamon rolls from Great Harvest Bread Company! =)


I used my own sweet dough, but followed the filling and topping instructions from this recipe. It converted my husband from "Just make plain cinnamon rolls, I like them that way" to, "Let's have THIS kind every time!" The very best way to eat them is warm from the oven. YUM!


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