Sunday, March 1, 2009

Easy Sticky Buns

When you're in the mood for sticky buns & don't really have the time to make a yeast dough from scratch, crescent dough works pretty well. I wanted to make a quick treat for Mike to have when he got home from work yesterday & he loved these. He didn't even mind the raisins I snuck in.

Easy Sticky Buns
Inspired by 2008, Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics

The Topping
1 stick butter at room temperature
1/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/3 to 1/2 cup pecans, broken into medium size pieces

The Rest of the Story...
2 cans "one sheet" crescent dough*
2 tablespoons butter, melted & cooled
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350. Place muffin tin on foil lined baking sheet.

With a fork, mash butter and brown sugar together until smooth. Divide evenly among 12 cup muffin tin. Top with pecan pieces.

Roll out 1st sheet of crescent dough, pressing together any seams. Spread with 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Sprinkle with half the brown sugar, cinnamon & raisins. Roll up jelly-roll style. Trim ends and cut into 6 equal pieces. Place in muffin tins. Repeat with other sheet of crescent dough to make 12 sticky buns. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until baked completely through in center. Remove from oven & let cool for 5 minutes. Invert on parchment paper.

*If the "one sheet" crescent dough is more expensive, pass on it & buy the regular dough. Both of my one sheet rolls still had 2 or 3 seams each.

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