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Super Pecan Caramel Rolls

These rolls are super in flavor and lightness! The sugar-cinnamon filling compliments the glazed caramel topping. For an extra-special occasion, use pecan halves.


Recipe featured at Thyme In Our Kitchen.

This recipe makes 24 rolls
Bread Flour6+1/2 to 7 cups
Active Dry Yeast4+1/2 tsp
Sugar1/2 cup
Salt1+1/2 tsp
Milk1 cup
Water1 cup
Butter or margarine1/2 cup
Sugar1/4 cup
Brown Sugar1/4 cup, packed
Cinnamon1 TBSP
Butter or margarine, softened1/4 cup
Butter or margarine2/3 cup
Brown Sugar2/3 cup, packed
Light corn syrup6 TBSP
Coarsely chopped pecans2/3 cup

In large mixer bowl, combine 3 cups flour, yeast, 1/2 cup sugar and salt; mix well. In saucepan, heat milk, water and butter until warm (120°-130°F). Add to flour mixture. Add eggs. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic, 5 to 8 minutes. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe.


Prepare Filling: Combine 1/4 cup sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon; set aside.


Prepare Topping: In small saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar and corn syrup. Heat and stir until blended. Divide Topping between 2 greased 13x9-inch cake pans. Sprinkle with nuts.


Punch down dough. Divide into 2 parts. On lightly floured surface, roll each half to a 15x12-inch rectangle. Spread with 2 TBSP softened butter; sprinkle half of Filling over dough. Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly. Pinch edge to seal. Cut into 12 slices. Place on Topping in pan. Cover; let rise in warm place until indentation remains after lightly touching. Bake in preheated 375°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown. Cover pans with foil; invert onto racks. Cool 1 minute; remove from pans. Cool.



Prepare dough and Filling as directed above. OMIT Topping. Place 12 slices in each of 2 greased 13x9-inch cake pans. Let rise and bake as directed. Remove from pans immediately; cool.



You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) yeast for Active Dry Yeast. Traditional methods- replace 1:1. Expect your dough to rise faster; always let your dough rise until ‘ripe’. Bread Machines- use 1/2 tsp Instant yeast (or 3/4 tsp Active Dry yeast) per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information.


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