Easy Pecan Rolls Recipe

LAST UPDATED: Oct 11, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Nov 03, 2018 | By: Julie Blanner

One dish Pecan Rolls with a gooey, sticky caramel sauce and a hint of cinnamon, made in just 10 minutes hands on time! You’ll love this easy Pecan Rolls recipe with a shortcut to save time and effort! Perfect for breakfast or dessert and great for the holidays!

pecan rolls on a serving platter

Pecan Rolls, aka sticky buns, have always been a favorite of mine because they’re so easy to make using crescent roll sheets. One bite and you’d never know that they aren’t made from scratch!

They’re a rich, caramelized, sticky, sweet roll filled with pecans, made in just one dish! Not that we need even more reasons to love Pecan Rolls.

To see just how easy Pecan Rolls are, follow the step-by-step photos or video in this post!

To Make These Easy Pecan Rolls, You Will Need:

You only need a handful of ingredients to make this delicious treat!

  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Pecan bits
  • Canned crescent sheets
  • Sugar and cinnamon

pecan rolls on a platter ready to serve

How to Make Pecan Rolls – Step by Step 

melted butter in 9x13 casserole dish

Melt butter in baking dish. Add water,

adding other ingredients to the butter

brown sugar

pecans and brown sugar in the butter

and pecans.

Butter mixture stirred in the casserole dish

Stir.

Casserole dis with butter in the oven

Bake while working on the next step.

crescent roll dough rolled out

Roll out crescent sheets on parchment paper (to eliminate any mess without a fuss) and cover with butter.

Sugar and spice spread on the crescent dough

Spread cinnamon and sugar onto the sheets.

Rolling up the dough

Roll dough into logs, slice each into 12 rolls.

Cutting the dough into slices

Remove baking dish/mixture from the oven…

cinnamon sugar and nut mixture

arrange rolls in the baking dish and bake.

Pecan rolls placed in the butter

Remove from oven and flip onto a plate to reveal beautiful sticky buns.

The baked pecan rolls

close up of pecan rolls

You can even top them with toffee bits and it really is that easy!

What To Serve With Pecan Rolls

These sweet rolls are delicious by themselves, and you can enjoy them for breakfast or brunch with some coffee or tea. You can also serve these rolls as a dessert and serve them alongside some homemade ice cream like;

These Pecan Rolls Are Perfect For A Crowd

This recipe yields a whopping 24 rolls so they are the perfect for entertaining and they look pretty served on a platter! These are great if you have overnight guests over the holiday season – they’ll so appreciate you serving these up for a lazy brunch, and it only takes 10 minutes to prep them so you aren’t slaving in the kitchen for hours!

sticky buns

Can You Make These Rolls Ahead Of Time?

If you want to get on top of things, the night before, you can fill and roll the rolls and place them covered in the fridge to bake the next morning. Just let them come to room temperature before baking them. You can also freeze the baked rolls. Let them cool to room temperature and the wrap tightly in plastic wrap or foil. Let them defrost in the fridge overnight before heating through to serve.

Sticky Pecan Rolls Made With Crescent Dough

These rolls are so easy to make and the crescent dough makes them super quick and convenient too! They are perfectly sweet and sticky, they’re just like the ones you would get from your local bakers.

pecan rolls recipe flip onto platter

Top Tips To Make This Pecan Rolls Recipe

  • Have a platter that fits your baking dish ready before you begin.
  • Be careful when removing the butter mixture from the oven as it will be extremely hot.
  • Bake the rolls in a pre-heated oven for the best results.
  • Serve warm!

pecan rolls on platter

 

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pecan rolls

Pecan Rolls

1 dish Pecan Rolls with a gooey, sticky caramel sauce and a hint of cinnamon made in just 10 minutes hands on time! You'll love this easy Pecan Rolls recipe with a shortcut to save time and effort!
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 145kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup pecan bits
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cans crescent sheets
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350℉.
  • In 9x13 dish, combine 5 Tbsp butter, brown sugar, water and pecans. Bake.
  • Meanwhile, roll crescent rolls out onto parchment paper. Cover with butter, sugar and cinnamon.
  • Roll dough into logs. Slice each into 12 rolls.
  • Remove butter mixture from oven. Arrange rolls in baking dish. Bake 20 minutes (more if needed).
  • Remove from oven and flip onto a platter. Serve.

Notes

  • Have a platter that fits your baking dish ready before you begin.
  • Be careful when removing the butter mixture from the oven as it will be extremely hot.
  • Bake the rolls in a pre-heated oven for the best results.
  • Serve warm!

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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