Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mindi Shapiro and Amanda Widis
Hands-on Time
58 Mins
Total Time
11 Hours
Yield
Serves 16 (serving size: 1 wedge)

Get sticky with the Pecan Sticky Wedge. With its sweet, southern charm it will quickly make it’s way to your farm table again and again! Tip: For the more health-conscious baker, reduce half the amount of butter in the recipe and replace it with applesauce. The subtle snap of apple will pair elegantly with this sticky bun.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine yeast and warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer; let stand 5 minutes or until foamy. Add granulated sugar, milk, vanilla, salt, and eggs; beat at low speed until well combined (about 1 minute).

Step 2

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add 1/4 cup flour to yeast mixture; beat at low speed 1 minute. Add 2 1/4 cups flour; beat at low speed until a soft dough forms. Change paddle to dough hook; beat at medium speed 8 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Add 4 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating at low speed until combined after each addition and scraping sides, if necessary. Scrape dough onto a work surface sprinkled with remaining 1/4 cup flour (dough will be sticky). Knead 1 minute or until smooth and elastic. Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray. Cover and place in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in size.

Step 3

Combine 3 tablespoons butter, 2/3 cup brown sugar, corn syrup, and honey in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring just until butter melts. Boil 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Pour syrup into a 12-cup Bundt pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle nuts evenly over syrup. Cool completely.

Step 4

Combine remaining 1/3 cup brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

Step 5

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently press dough into a 16 x 12-inch rectangle. Melt 1 tablespoon butter. Brush surface of dough with melted butter. Sprinkle brown sugar-cinnamon mixture evenly over dough. Beginning at short side, roll up dough, jelly-roll fashion; pinch seam to seal. Carefully lift roll, and fit into prepared pan. Pinch ends together. Cover with plastic wrap, and chill overnight.

Step 6

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 7

Remove pan from refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Bake at 350° for 28 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean and dry. Cool in pan 4 minutes on a wire rack. Place a plate upside down on top of pan; invert onto plate. Let cool slightly before cutting.

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