Butterscotch Glazed Pecan Sticky Buns

Butterscotch Glazed Pecan Sticky Buns - Amazing for brunch!

These Sticky Buns are an indulgent treat to make for a special brunch or breakfast. A sweet dough is rolled with cinnamon and brown sugar, and topped with a butterscotch glaze.

Butterscotch Glazed Pecan Sticky Buns @fifteenspatulas

This is one of those recipes where once I saw it, I had to make it immediately.

My husband has an AmEx card and for some (wonderful) reason they send us free Food & Wine Annual Cookbooks. I recently got one in the mail and while flipping through the pages, came across a recipe for Butterscotch Sticky Buns. Well actually, that’s not true. I came across a PHOTO of the sticky buns, then I immediately flipped to page 292 so I could read the recipe.

Butterscotch Glazed Pecan Sticky Buns @fifteenspatulas

It was one of those moments where I immediately scanned the ingredients, practically in a doggone panic, to see if I had everything on hand.

Simply put, these butterscotch sticky buns stunned me. I didn’t care about my plans for the rest of the day. As far as I was concerned, there were no other plans than to make these sticky buns. And that’s what I did.

First you start out by making the dough, which yes, has a lot of butter. That’s why it tastes good.

Pecan Sticky Bun Dough Recipe

You roll it out in the same fashion as cinnamon rolls, and sprinkle on the cinnamon brown sugar:

Pecan Sticky Buns with Cinnamon

Then you cut it into strips and roll each strip up tightly into a roll:

How to Make Pecan Sticky Buns

Nestle each roll into a muffin tin and let it rise for about an hour:

Pecan Sticky Buns with Butterscotch Glaze

Then you bake them until they puff up and the cinnamon sugar gets sticky:

Pecan Sticky Buns with Butterscotch Glaze Recipe

And then the fun part happens…you drizzle…ahem, no. DRENCH (yes) the sticky buns with butterscotch glaze.

Pecan Sticky Buns Recipe with Butterscotch Glaze

Let the glaze soak a little bit into the buns and top with chopped pecans.

Pecan Sticky Buns Recipe with Butterscotch Glaze

Enjoy!

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Butterscotch Glazed Pecan Sticky Buns

These Sticky Buns are an indulgent treat to make for a special brunch or breakfast. A sweet dough is rolled with cinnamon and brown sugar, and topped with a butterscotch glaze.
Course Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword pecan sticky buns, sticky buns
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 470kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp quick rise yeast
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 6 tbsp softened, 2 tbsp melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 20 oz all purpose flour, by weight (4 cups, measured)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped toasted pecans

For the glaze:

  • 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • 5 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp bourbon whiskey
  • 1.5 tsp corn syrup
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 1/16 tsp baking soda

Instructions

  • Heat the milk to 110 degrees using an instant read thermometer. Place the milk in the bowl of a stand mixer along with the yeast. Add the sugar and 6 tbsp softened butter. Mix at medium speed until the butter is broken up, about 1 minute. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the flour and salt, and mix on low for 2 minutes. Bump the speed up to medium, and beat for another 2 minutes. Shape the dough into a ball and cover the bowl with plastic. Let the dough rise for 45 minutes (it will barely rise, fyi).
  • Lightly flour a work surface, and roll the dough out into a 10 by 24 inch rectangle. Mix the light brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter, and spread evenly all over the dough. Cut the dough into 12 strips (so each strip is 2 inches wide and 10 inches tall). Roll each strip up tightly and place into buttered muffin tins. Let rise for 1 hour.
  • Bake the buns in a 325 degree oven for 25-28 minutes. Prepare the glaze 5 minutes before the buns are done so you can add the glaze to the buns while they’re hot (that way the glaze soaks in a bit). Sprinkle on the pecans.
  • For the glaze: Bring the brown sugar, sweetened condensed milk, bourbon whiskey, corn syrup, and butter to a bubble over medium high heat, and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove the pan from the heat and add the vanilla, salt and baking soda. Stir for 1 minute until it has dissolved. It’s now ready to be poured onto the sticky buns.

Nutrition

Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 199mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 31g