Pecan Caramel Cinnamon Rolls

Pecan Caramel Cinnamon Rolls - Jan/Feb Bake from Scratch 2017

The slight saltiness of the caramel drizzle and nuttiness of the pecans complement these sweet rolls perfectly for melt-in-your-mouth, ooey-gooey goodness. Toasting the pecans adds to their crunch and deepens their flavor.

Pecan Caramel Cinnamon Rolls
 
Makes 12 jumbo rolls
Ingredients
  • Cinnamon Roll Dough
  • ½ cup (110 grams) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (6 grams) ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (113 grams) pecan halves, lightly toasted and chopped
  • 1 large egg (50 grams), lightly beaten
  • 1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup (60 grams) water
  • ⅓ cup (80 grams) heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup (57 grams) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon (4 grams) vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon (1.5 grams) kosher salt
Instructions
  1. Spray 2 (6-cup) jumbo muffin pans with cooking spray.
  2. For rolls: Lightly punch down Cinnamon Roll Dough. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface, and roll into a 20x10½-inch rectangle.
  3. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread butter onto dough, and sprinkle with sugar mixture and pecans, leaving a ½-inch border on one long side. Brush egg over side of dough without filling.
  4. Starting with one long side, roll dough into a log, pinching seam to seal. Trim ends, and slice into 12 rolls. Place in prepared muffin cups. Let rise in a warm, draft-free place (75°F/24°C) until dough has risen to just below rim of muffin cups, about 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  6. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Let cool in pans for 15 minutes. Remove from pans.
  7. For caramel: In a large saucepan, stir together sugar and ¼ cup (60 grams) water. Cook over medium-high heat, without stirring, until mixture is amber colored. Remove from heat, and stir in cream, butter, vanilla, and salt. (Mixture will foam.) Let cool for 5 minutes. Drizzle over warm rolls.

 

 

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