Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns

Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns made with Pizza Dough! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

I have a thing for store bought pizza dough. I like having some in our fridge because it means I can easily make pizza, garlic butter rolls, herb bread twists, pizza rolls or broccoli cheddar rolls if I feel like it. I can also turn the dough I bought for making pizza during the week into an impromptu Saturday morning breakfast because you can turn pizza dough into sticky buns. See??!

Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns made with Pizza Dough! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

All you do is roll some butter into the dough. Chill it. Fill it. Roll it. Bake it. Eat it.

Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns made with Pizza Dough! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

The best part is that the bottom (or I guess top part?) gets crispy because the butter and sugar caramelize and the dough crisps up. Definitely putting this one on the MAKE FOR GUESTS lists.  Totally making these for guests because Casey and I would eat an entire batch in one morning if we’re not careful.

#yolo

Let’s gather our ingredients:

Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns made with Pizza Dough! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Butter.

Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns made with Pizza Dough! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Fold it up like an envelope.

Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns made with Pizza Dough! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

A letter to a butter lover.

Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns made with Pizza Dough! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Dearest Butter Lover,

Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns made with Pizza Dough! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

I’m glad we’re friends. Love, Your Butter Lover

Now the dough goes into the fridge. Chill baby, chill.

Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns made with Pizza Dough! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Make the filling.

Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns made with Pizza Dough! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Use your hands.

Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns made with Pizza Dough! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

ROLL OUT.

Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns made with Pizza Dough! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Yum.

Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns made with Pizza Dough! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Roll.

Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns made with Pizza Dough! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Rolled.

Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns made with Pizza Dough! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Cut in half.

Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns made with Pizza Dough! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

You can make them big by cutting less slices. I made a lot of little ones.

Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns made with Pizza Dough! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

I made 16!

Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns made with Pizza Dough! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

BAKED.

Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns made with Pizza Dough! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Let’s get ready to flip.

Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns made with Pizza Dough! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

GAHHHHHHH.

Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns made with Pizza Dough! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Check please!

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Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns

makes 16 small buns

recipe adapted slightly from Everyday Food Magazine

  • all-purpose flour, for work surface
  • 1 pound store-bought pizza dough, thawed if frozen
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 3 tablespoons unsalted butter , room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1  cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

On a floured work surface, roll dough to a 10-by-18-inch rectangle. Dot upper two-thirds of dough with 1/2  cup butter and fold dough like a letter. Roll dough to a 10-by-18-inch rectangle. Refrigerate on a baking sheet until firm, 1 hour (or up to 1 day).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, pecans, and salt. Leaving a 1/2-inch border, dot dough with 3 tablespoons butter and sprinkle with sugar mixture. Starting at a long end, roll up dough like a jelly roll. Cut crosswise into 12 pieces. Place each piece, cut side down in an 8 x 8 inch baking pan.

Bake until golden brown and cooked through, 30 to 40 minutes, rotating pans halfway through. Immediately invert buns onto a serving platter or baking sheet. Serve warm.

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  • cocinaros

    Pero qué cosa más rica! Amazing!

  • Sarah

    I can’t wait for the weekend to try these! Thanks for another amazing recipe Tracy x

  • Iris

    Omg!! These look like the buns from knaus berry farms. If they taste the same…. This could be life changing!

  • Victoria Pease

    Mr butta-lova, woahhh…

    These look awesome!

  • Jenna

    Yes! Pizza dough as the bread means I can make them for my egg-allergic kid! Genius, thank you!! I’ll make these this weekend :)

  • Robyn

    The pain I feel over the absence of Everyday Food in my life is still so real.

  • Libby

    This is one of my favorite foods of all time!

  • Karen

    Omg these look so amazing. So since I’m now officially Paleo and there’s no going back, I’m going to challenge myself to somehow make these grain-free and use either coconut sugar or maple syrup as sweetener. Wish me luck!

  • Kelsey

    This is so exciting.

  • genevieve @ gratitude & greens

    Ooooh I can’t wait to buy some pizza dough and make some sticky buns with it! Using pizza dough is so genius and I’ve never thought of it, although it seems glaringly obvious now. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Jamie

    I thought we were friends, Tracy! Friends don’t do this to friends – provide a recipe for incredibly easy, butter and brown sugar filled pieces of doughy goodness that will add inches to my hips. Oh man. Gaahhhh!

  • Kari

    These look so amazing! I love how extra sticky they look!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  • Katrina

    DYING! Sticky buns are my FAV.

  • Samantha

    I love pecans and I love cinnamon scrolls! So good.
    I was disappointed when I visited America to find that my pecans were roasted and salted. I prefer them to be plain but perhaps that’s because I grew up in Africa where they were easily accessible. I remember road trips with my grandparents where I’d sit in the back of the car, shelling and eating a huge bag of fresh pecans.
    These sticky buns will be making an appearance on my brunch table soon. Thanks for the recipe, Tracy!

  • India

    I was BEYOND impressed on Saturday when you posted on instagram the 3 recipes you had made to share with us. 3 in one day?! Superwoman! Now ribs & rolls are on my list of “must make soon”.
    I bought a package of phyllo dough for the sausages in a blanket (but I got lazy and just cooked the sausages). Now I have phyllo dough in my freezer and I don’t know what else to do with it. Possible future blog post? I know I could just google it, but my goal is always to do things with a little Shutterbean flair. :)

    • Tracy

      Oh thanks!

      I love phyllo dough— I had some in my freezer for awhile and never used it. I’m in the same boat. I’ll figure it out for us! 😉

  • Nathalie

    yummy, this is just right up my alley! They look absolutely delicious!
    I love how you also made the photo step by step very nice looking and so easy to follow!
    I am a fan!

    http://potsofsmiles.blogspot.com/
    xxxx

  • Josie

    Love this!! Such a great idea. I’m definitely going to give it a try.

    Do you get your pizza dough from TJs??

    • Tracy

      Yes! Sometimes. My whole foods also has frozen pizza dough that’s even cheaper!

  • Tina

    You will never have to buy pizza dough again, Just trust me and try this:

    The crazy dough

    Ingredients: 700 g all-purpose flour, 300 g whole wheat flour, 25 g fresh yeast, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon sugar, 300 ml milk, 200 ml water, 200 ml yogurt, 200 ml oil

    Preparation:
    In a cup, combine yeast and half of the milk (150 ml) with sugar and 1 tablespoon from the prepared flour. Leave it to rise until the cup is full.
    In a bigger bowl, combine the flour, risen yeast and all the other ingredients. Mix it well. The dough should be soft and sticky. If it is way too sticky, add some more flour, but not too much. It has to be soft. Put the dough into a plastic bag, zip it and keep it in the refrigerator for up to a week. Use it for pizza, buns, rolls…

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  • Karn

    Do you think I could prep this up to baking stage the night before and then put the rolls in the fridge and bake them in the morning?

  • Gaby Dalkin

    Cracking up at your butter letter! Pizza dough=magic!

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  • Amanda

    I somehow missed this recipe when you originally posted it. What a great idea!
    We had new friends over for dinner tonight and I made your chicken piccata and chocolate strawberry whipped cream cake for dessert. Both were a huge hit! Thank you for always inspiring me!

  • Dorothy Maganas

    I can’t wait to try your Brown Sugar Sticky Buns made with pizza dough!

  • Karen Beveridge

    I didn’t notice if the pan needed sprayed or buttered OR if the butter in the rolls is sufficient. Thank you!

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