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Caramel Potato Rolls

 Caramel Potato Rolls
There is a burst of cinnamon in every bite of these ooey gooey tender rolls. They are good to have on hand when someone drops in for a cup of coffee. Maybe that's why we have so many people dropping in for coffee.—Florence Jerome, Helena, Montana
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.


  • 2-1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 36 pecan halves
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted


  • In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, potato flakes, milk
  • powder, yeast and salt. In a small saucepan, heat water and oil to
  • 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until
  • moistened. Add egg; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining
  • flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).

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Directions (continued)

  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the
  • top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down.
  • In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, corn syrup and butter; cook
  • and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Pour into a
  • well-greased 12x9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with pecans.
  • Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 12x15-in.
  • rectangle. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Brush melted butter to within
  • 1/2 in. of edges; sprinkle with sugar mixture. Roll up jelly-roll
  • style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12
  • rolls.
  • Place rolls, cut side up, in dish. Cover and let rise in a warm place
  • until doubled, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375°. Bake 25-30 minutes. Immediately
  • invert onto a serving platter. Yield: 1 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 roll equals 398 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 266 mg sodium, 65 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.