Caramel-pecan sticky buns

Prep 25 min
Total 55 min
Plus standing time
Serves 12



3 cups
all-purpose flour
2 1/4 tsp
quick-rise instant yeast
1 tsp
1/3 cup
hot water
1/2 cup
hot milk, 120 to 130F
2 tbsp
unsalted butter, at room temperature
egg, at room temperature

Caramel Sauce

1/4 cup
unsalted butter
1/3 cup
packed brown sugar
2 tbsp
1 tsp
3/4 cup
chopped pecans


1/2 cup
packed brown sugar
1/4 cup
unsalted butter, at room remperature


  • WHISK 1 cup flour with 1/4 cup granulated sugar, yeast and salt in a large bowl. Whisk in milk, 1/3 cup hot water, 2 tbsp butter and egg. Using a wooden spoon, stir in 1 3/4 cups flour and continue stirring until dough starts to come together. Knead dough in bowl until smooth and not sticky, adding remaining flour as needed, 3 to 4 min. Cover loosely with a damp kitchen towel and let rest until dough is doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • PREHEAT oven to 350F. Melt 1/4 cup butter with 1/3 cup brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium. Cook until bubbly, 2 to 3 min. Pour into a 9 × 13-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with pecans.
  • COMBINE 1/2 cup brown sugar with 1/4 cup butter in a medium bowl. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface into a 12-in. square. Spread brown sugar mixture over dough right to the edges. Tightly roll dough in jelly roll fashion. Slice into 12 rounds, about 1 in. thick. Lay rounds cut-side down in prepared baking dish. Spray tops lightly with oil.
  • BAKE in centre of oven until buns are deep golden, about 25 min. Cover with foil for the last 10 min if browning too quickly. Transfer to a rack and let stand 5 min. Cover dish with a baking sheet lined with parchment or foil. Carefully flip buns onto sheet. Serve warm.


Calories 344, Protein 5 g, Carbohydrates 47 g, Fat 16 g, Fibre 2 g, Sodium 213 mg.

Make-ahead tip

Bake sticky buns and cool completely. Wrap in foil and freeze. Reheat at 350F for 20 to 30 min.

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