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Maple-Pecan Sticky Buns

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 1 hr, 30 mins
Yield Makes 16 rolls
Enjoy Maple-Pecan Sticky Buns without skimping on size. Our secret is a low-fat roll mix that creates extra indulgent--and easy--sticky buns. Mornings just got brighter!

Ingredients

  • Sticky Bun Syrup
  • 1 (16-oz.) package hot roll mix
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Maple Glaze
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans

How to Make It

  1. Lightly grease 2 (8-inch) round or square cake pans or skillets. Spoon Sticky Bun Syrup into pans.

  2. Prepare hot roll dough as directed on back of package; let dough stand 5 minutes.

  3. Roll dough into an 18- x 10-inch rectangle. Spread with melted butter. Stir together brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over butter.

  4. Roll dough up tightly, starting at 1 long end; cut into 16 slices using a serrated knife. Place 1 slice in center of each prepared pan. Place 7 slices around center roll in each pan.

  5. Cover pans loosely with plastic wrap; let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 30 to 45 minutes or until doubled in bulk.

  6. Preheat oven to 350°. Uncover rolls, and bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and done. Cool in pans on a wire rack 5 minutes. Prepare Maple Glaze, and brush over rolls. Top with toasted pecans.

  7. TRY THIS TWIST! Apple-Cinnamon Sticky Rolls: Peel and chop 2 Granny Smith apples (about 3 cups chopped). Place apples in a small microwave-safe bowl, and pour 1 cup apple juice over apples. Cover tightly with heavy-duty plastic wrap; fold back a small corner to allow steam to escape. Microwave at HIGH 5 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool 15 minutes. Prepare recipe as directed, sprinkling apples over brown sugar mixture before rolling up.