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Caramel Pecan Rolls

 Caramel Pecan Rolls
These rolls rise nice and high and hold their shape. and the gooey caramel sauce is scrumptious.—Carolyn Buschkamp, Emmetsburg, Iowa
24 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 7 to 7-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chopped pecans
  • FILLING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a saucepan, combine the first six ingredients; bring to a boil,
  • stirring frequently. Set aside to cool to 120°-130°. In a
  • bowl, combine 2 cups flour and yeast. Add cooled cornmeal mixture;
  • beat on low until smooth. Add eggs and 1 cup of flour; mix for 1

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Caramel Pecan Rolls (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • minute. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn the dough onto a floured board; knead until smooth and elastic,
  • about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease
  • top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Combine the first three topping ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a
  • boil, stirring occasionally. Pour into two greased 13-in. x 9-in.
  • baking pans. Sprinkle with pecans; set aside.
  • Punch dough down; divide in half. Roll each into a 12-in. x 15-in.
  • rectangle; spread with butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle
  • over butter. Roll up dough from one long side; pinch seams and turn
  • ends under. Cut each roll into 12 slices. Place 12 slices, cut side
  • down, in each baking pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until
  • nearly doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool 1
  • minute; invert onto a serving platter. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 365 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 319 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.