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Bourbon Pecan Sticky Buns

Bourbon Pecan Sticky Buns

  • Author: Nicole Washington | Brown Sugar Food Blog
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


Indulge in the ultimate sweet and boozy treat with these Bourbon Pecan Sticky Buns. Soft, fluffy buns, gooey caramel, crunchy pecans, and a rich bourbon glaze – simply irresistible!


Units Scale
  • 16 oz. box Pilsbury Hot Roll Mix
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. hot water
  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 c. light brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 1/2 c. light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp. dark corn syrup
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp. bourbon
  • 1/2 tsp. maple extract
  • 1/2 c. pecan pieces


  1. In a large bowl, combine the contents that are in the box. Add the egg, 2 tablespoons of softened butter, and hot water and mix until a ball of dough forms. Turn onto a lightly floured surface with all-purpose flour and knead as indicated on the back of the box. Allow resting for 5 minutes.
  2. In a medium saucepan on low to medium heat, melt the stick of butter and add the brown sugar and the dark corn syrup. Stir until the brown sugar has dissolved. The sugar mixture should be slightly bubbling.
  3. Add the cream and stir until well-mixed. Now add the Bourbon and maple extract. Finally, add the chopped pecan pieces. Allow simmering slightly for 3-5 minutes. Pour the mixture into a large round cast iron skillet and use butter to grease the inside edges. Set aside.
  4. Roll the dough out into a rectangular form using a rolling pin. My rectangle was about 13X12. Smooth the 6 tablespoons of butter on the upside of the rolled-out dough. Mix the 1 ¼ cups of brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle on top of the butter.
  5. Roll the dough into a log, starting with the edge closest to you. Roll tightly to secure the filling. Cut the log into rolls about 3/4 inch wide using a serrated knife or sharp paring knife.
  6. Place the rolls inside the large round cast iron skillet on top of the sugar mixture.
  7. Place the rolls next to one another inside the pan. Cover the rolls with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap and allow them to sit for 30 minutes or until doubled in size. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375 Degrees. Once the rolls have doubled in size, bake for 12-15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Allow cooling.
  8. Take a serving plate and place it on top of the round pan upside down and flip the pan and plate upside down. The rolls should slide down and onto the pan. Once the pan has been removed, serve.
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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