Overnight Caramel Pecan Rolls

    1 day 2 hours 5 mins

    These are easy and very good! They can be made and then cooked in the morning and make great hot rolls for special mornings (like Christmas or Easter). I have had a lot of compliments on these. Everyone will think that you got up very early to make these rolls because they are hot in the morning! I use my bread machine for the dough part, makes it very easy!

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    Makes: 24 

    • 475 ml milk
    • 14 g active dry yeast
    • 120 ml warm water
    • 65 g white sugar
    • 80 ml vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 egg
    • 875 g all-purpose flour
    • 220 g packed brown sugar
    • 115 g butter
    • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
    • 120 g pecan halves
    • 55 g butter, softened
    • 100 g white sugar
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

    Prep:1hr30min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:1day rising  ›  Ready in:1day2hr5min 

    1. Warm the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Let cool until lukewarm. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
    2. In a large bowl, combine yeast mixture, milk, sugar, oil, baking powder, salt, egg and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
    3. Heat brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter until melted. Remove from heat; stir in corn syrup. Divide mixture between two 9x13 inch baking pans. Sprinkle 1/2 cup pecans in each pan.
    4. When dough has doubled in size, punch down and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out into a large rectangle and spread with butter. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Starting with the long side, roll up the rectangle into a log, and slice into 1 inch wide rolls. Place the rolls slightly apart in pans. Wrap pans with aluminum foil and refrigerate at least 12 hours but no longer than 48.
    5. Remove rolls from refrigerator and let stand in a warm place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    6. Bake uncovered in preheated oven until golden 30 to 35 minutes. Immediately invert pan on heatproof serving plate. Wait for 1 or 2 minutes before removing pan, so that caramel drizzles over rolls.

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    I used to make this recipe for every special occasion and somehow lost it. Was I ecstatic to see it posted in "allrecipes"! These rolls are the best. When slicing the logs into individual rolls, use dental floss instead of a knife. The rolls don't get squashed and the cut is cleaner and easier. Use about 18". Put the floss under the roll. Holding each end of the floss, bring them up criss-cross over the log and pull in opposite directions. Kinda like a tonsillectomy, I'm told! Hope others find this way helpful.  -  12 Sep 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is fabulous! I must admit, I usually take the lazy route, and use frozen bread dough. I use this recipe only for the caramel. I've used many other caramel recipes, and ended up with really sticky/chewy caramel. This recipe produces perfect caramel. Make certain you do not boil the caramel, or else the caramel mixture will harden! Do as the recipe says, and stir in the corn syrup after the mixture has been taken off the heat source.  -  22 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I was really surprised at how easy this recipe was to make. I read the reviews and noticed a couple said it needed less butter, so I skipped putting the butter on the rolled out dough. Next time I'll make it exactly as directed. Also, I made my rolls in 3 round pans, and did only one with pecan halves because so many in our family say they don't like nuts, next time I'm going to make them all with the nuts, everyone grabbed for those first and it seemed to protect the rolls from browning too much. I also used parchment paper in the bottem of my pans because someone suggested it was hard to clean, but I think if you just pop the pans right into water for a few minutes after removing the rolls, you won't have any problems with cleanup. Great recipe, thanks Andrea.  -  11 May 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)