BROWN SUGAR PECAN BUNS (NO DOUGH MAKING REQUIRED)



These incredibly tasty buns are made with ready made pizza dough (I know, what a life hack right?) so are rustled up with minimum fuss! The end result, eaten straight out of the oven, is pretty next level amazing, crunchy, cinnamon-y and gooey and makes the perfect indulgent dessert for any dinner party!

INGREDIENTS
  • All-purpose flour for the work surface
  • 1 store-bought pizza dough, thawed if frozen (my go to is from the Northern Dough CO.)
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

METHOD
  • On a floured work surface, roll dough to a 10-by-18-inch rectangle. 
  • Dot upper two-thirds of dough with 1/2 cup butter and fold dough like a letter. 
  • Roll dough our to a rectangle. 
  • Refrigerate on a baking sheet until firm, 1 hour (or up to 1 day).
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius. 
  • In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, pecans, and salt. 
  • Leaving a 1/2-inch border, dot dough with 3 tablespoons butter and sprinkle with sugar mixture. Starting at a long end, roll up dough like a rolly polly. 
  • Cut crosswise into pieces. 
  • Place each piece, cut side down in a small baking tray.
  • Bake until golden brown and cooked through, 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Immediately invert buns onto a serving platter or baking sheet. 
  • Serve warm.