Nutty Cranberry Sticky Buns Recipe
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Nutty Cranberry Sticky Buns Recipe

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Cranberries and pecans give these sticky buns a taste of Christmastime. But they're so good, you'll want to make them year-round! —Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 bun: 237 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. Unroll crescent dough into one long rectangle; seal seams and perforations. Sprinkle with cranberries and 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a short side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into nine slices.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the butter, maple syrup and remaining brown sugar; spread onto the bottom of a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Sprinkle with pecans. Place rolls, cut sides down, over pecans.
  3. Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately invert onto a serving platter. Serve warm. Yield: 9 buns
Originally published as Nutty Cranberry Sticky Buns in Taste of Home October 2011, p47

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Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"These were delicious without being overly sweet. They worked great with the reduced fat crescent rolls."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"These are sooooo good and easy to make.

love them!"

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"Can't wait to try these on the kids!"

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

"Quick and tasty."

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