Favorite Pecan Rolls

Favorite Pecan Rolls

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  • 1 C milk, lukewarm
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ C water, lukewarm
  • ¾ C butter, divided
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 1 C Pioneer® Sugar, divided
  • 2 pkg. (¼ oz. ea.) active dry yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ½ – 5 C flour


  • 1 ½ C Pioneer® Golden Light Brown Sugar
  • 6 T butter
  • ¾ C dark corn syrup
  • 1 ½ – 2 C pecan halves


  1. In a large mixing bowl mix together milk, ½ cup Pioneer® Sugar and salt; set aside. Dissolve both packages of yeast in water and let sit for 5 minutes without stirring. After 5 minutes, stir well and combine with milk mixture. Add eggs and ½ cup butter. Mixing first by spoon and then by hand, add flour in 2 separate additions until dough is easy to handle. Knead dough 8-10 minutes on floured surface. Place dough in a greased bowl and place a damp towel over the top. Set covered bowl in a warm oven (heat oven for 1 minute then turn off) for 1 ½ – 2 hours, until dough has almost doubled in bulk. Punch down dough, re-cover with towel and place back in oven (no need to reheat oven) for about 30-45 minutes until dough has doubled in size again. Remove from oven, punch down, round up dough, cover with towel and lest rest for 15 minutes.


  1. In a saucepan combine Pioneer® Golden Light Brown Sugar, corn syrup and butter together. Heat until sugar is dissolved, then continue to boil hard for 1 minute. Pour mixture into a 9 x 13-inch very well greased baking pan. Sprinkle with pecan halves.

Finishing Dough:

  1. Roll dough into oblong shape, 9 x 18-inches. Spread dough generously with ¼ cup (or more) softened butter. Sprinkle with ½ cup Pioneer® Sugar and cinnamon. Roll up tightly, beginning with a long side. Seal roll by pinching long edge into roll. Slice dough into 1 ½-inch thickness and place into baking pan on top of the sugar and pecan mixture. Cover with wax paper and place in a warm place for 30 minute to allow the dough to rise. Heat oven to 375° and bake rolls for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven immediately and turn upside down on a large tray lined with aluminum foil. Topping will run down over the bread. When cooled, slice, pull or break off into rolls.
**From the Kitchen of: Gerry Burns of Ypsilanti, MI.
Favorite Pecan Rolls
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