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Easy Cranberry-Pecan Sticky Buns

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.


1 dozen

These gooey breakfast buns will have your whole family happily licking their fingers! The recipe is easy to prepare using refrigerated crescent dough, dried cranberries, pecans and other kitchen staples. —Barbara Miller, Oakdale, Minnesota
Easy Cranberry-Pecan Sticky Buns Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries or golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, butter, maple syrup and orange zest. Spread onto bottom of a greased 8-in. round baking pan. Sprinkle with cranberries and pecans.
  2. In another bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. Remove crescent dough from can, but do not unroll; cut crosswise into 12 slices, about 1/2-in. thick. Dip both sides in cinnamon-sugar; place in baking pan, cut side down. Sprinkle any remaining cinnamon-sugar over tops.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately invert onto a serving plate. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 sticky bun: 172 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 175mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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