Orange Pecan Sticky Buns

"A friend of mine gave me this recipe. I am not sure where I she got it from but these sticky buns are delicious and very simple. The refrigerated biscuits really cut back alot of time. I have posted some pictures to demonstrate the forming of the buns. I always sprinkle a couple of extra pecans on top of the buns before baking just because I like the little extra crunch."
photo by Chef Sarita in Aust photo by Chef Sarita in Aust
photo by Chef Sarita in Aust
photo by Chef Sarita in Aust photo by Chef Sarita in Aust
photo by Chef Sarita in Aust photo by Chef Sarita in Aust
photo by Chef Sarita in Aust photo by Chef Sarita in Aust
photo by Chef Sarita in Aust photo by Chef Sarita in Aust
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10 sticky buns


  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened (not melted)
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 (12 ounce) can refrigerated pillsbury butter tasting biscuits
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 14 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Heat oven to 400.
  • In small bowl, combine margarine, 1 tablespoon chopped pecans, orange zest and honey; mix well. Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons chopped pecans in bottom of 8 or 9 in square baking pan.
  • Separate dough into ten biscuits.
  • Separate each biscuit into 2 layers.
  • Spread top of 10 biscuit halves with 1 teaspoon of orange honey mixture.
  • Top each with remaining biscuit halves and press together to form 10 filled biscuits. Seal edges.
  • In a gentle manner, pull then twist each biscuit with your hands about 4-5 times to form 3 1/2 inch twisted rope (kind of like wringing out wet clothes but in a gentle way). Once this is done, wrap the rope around your finger and place formed rolls in baking pan.
  • In a small saucepan, combine sugar, orange juice and vanilla.
  • Cook over high hear until sugar is melted and syrup begins to boil, stirring constantly. Spoon over rolls.
  • Bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool in pan 2 minutes, invert onto serving plate. serve warm.

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I was born in Honduras, Central America. I came to the states when I was about 2 yrs old and now currently have a full time job in the medical field. I have a family of 100+ relatives also living in Austin and we all share a passion for good food. I am known for the foods that I prepare for my dinner parties and special occassion gatherings. Weekends at my house are packed with family and friends because we usually have the grill going. I also have a knack for baking. I have been told by several people that I should open my own bakery or restaurant...which I am seriously considering in the near future. I absolutley love to cook and this is why Zaar is a heaven sent! I like to take other peoples feeings into consideration when rating recipes so my rating system reflects that. I do not rate below a 3 just for the simple fact that everyones taste is different and what might taste magnificant to some, might not be too great for others. I always give everything a second try unless I absolutley hate it (then I take a second look at the recipe and find out what attracted me to this recipe and how can I alter it a bit to my taste). I usually spend my free time brainbstorming recipes and creating them with my beautiful daughters (pictured above)!
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