Pecan Praline Cinnamon Rolls

READY IN: 1hr 55mins
YIELD: 12 Rolls




  • Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large mixing bowl. Heat milk and butter in small saucepan until warm (100° to 110°F). Butter does not need to melt completely. Add to yeast mixture. Beat in sugar, salt, eggs and 3 cups flour. Mix well, adding additional flour until mixture forms a soft dough.
  • Knead on lightly floured surface until dough is smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. OR knead with electric mixer using dough hook. Place in greased bowl, turning once to coat top. Cover and let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  • Filling:.
  • Mix sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Set aside.
  • Caramel Topping:.
  • Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, water and salt in heavy saucepan. Bring just to boiling point over medium heat to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat. Grease one 13 x 9-inch pan and one 8-inch square pan. Pour two thirds of the caramel topping into the 13 x 9-inch pan and the remainder into the 8-inch pan. Place pecans on top of the caramel, dividing nuts proportionally between the two pans.
  • Punch dough down. Roll into 18 x 10-inch rectangle on lightly floured surface. Spread with butter and top with cinnamon-sugar filling, pressing gently into dough. Roll up tightly, sealing edges. Cut into 12 equal slices. Place atop caramel topping (8 in 13 x 9-inch pan and 4 in 8-inch square pan). Cover rolls and let rise until nearly doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Bake in a preheated 350ºF oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Cover with foil during last 10 minutes if rolls are browning too quickly. Cool for 5 minutes before inverting on serving plate.
  • **To toast pecans, spread on a shallow baking sheet and bake in 350ºF oven for 7 to 8 minutes, stirring once. Remove from oven.