Quick Crescent Caramel Pecan (or not) Rolls aka Sticky Buns

February 25, 2016

My mom (Hi Mom!) was/is a great cook.  I don’t live with her or near her anymore which is why I say was, I don’t get to eat her cooking much anymore.  MOMMA come cook for us!!  It is funny she was here visiting from Cape Cod a couple of years ago, and as many of you know I photograph weddings, anyway – I had to shoot a wedding, so I left my mom home with Russell.  He still raves to this day about a salad she made because she added apple to it.  It was so odd to him to have apple in his salad (this was before it was in 🙂 – anyway – she has always been a great cook.

This is one of my many favorite recipes of hers.  I don’t know where she first got it, but she would make it while we were growing up and we would always take it to church gatherings.  We always called them Sticky Buns


  • 5 tbs margarine (I use butter)
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (I never add these)
  • 2 8ounce cans Pillsbury Refrigerator Crescent Rolls (the note on the recipe says – NO SUBSTITUTES)
  • 3 tbs margarine, softened (or butter)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375.  In uncreased 9×13 pan, melt 5 tbs of margarine/butter in oven.

In same pan, stir in brown sugar, water, and pecans if using them (yuck).

Separate each can of crescent rolls into 4 rectangles.

Spread with the softened margarine/butter.  I used Brummell and Brown – we love this stuff.

Combine sugar and cinnamon, and sprinkle over dough.

Starting on the shorter side, roll up each rectangle.

Cut each roll into 4 slices, forming 32 pieces.

I just cut each roll in half, then each half into half again. I am so smart!

(I usually sprinkle and remaining cinnamon and sugar in the pan and stir it in).

add remaining cinnamon and sugar to the butter and brown sugar mixture

All mixed up again.

Place cut side down in prepared pan.

I just somewhat try to center the group, they will expand as they bake.

Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown.  I usually set my timer for the lowest time and check them, then add more time if you need to.  Invert immediately to remove from pan.

Not Quite!

Ta Da! I usually put a pan on top of the baking dish and flip the two over together. Or better yet get my strong hubby to do it!

Serve warm.

I dare you to eat just two!

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1 Comment

  • Reply Cindy harris February 25, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Sounds delicious!!

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