Sticky Buns for my Honey Buns!

My mom is crazy about some things…Cinnamon Rolls and Sticky Buns being two of them!  As my last day with mom approached on Mother’s Day weekend, I knew I had to send her off that Monday morning with sweet rolls of some kind.  And after doing some searching on foodnetwork.com, I decided on a modified version of Barefoot Contessa’s Sticky Buns.  First of all…I love Barefoot…and secondly, the recipe looked so fast, easy, and scrumptous. 

You always run the risk of a new recipe not turning out as you’d hoped but this one did NOT disappoint!  I think I indulged in 2 buns that morning…and my mom had 2 or 3!  Try ’em….see if you can eat just one!  My bet is “No”.  These Sticky Buns whipped up quickly and were perfect for a morning treat…

Easy Sticky Buns

Recipe by Barefoot Contessa

Serves: 12 buns
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped in very large pieces
  • 1 package (17.3-ounces/ 2-sheets) frozen puff pastry, defrosted

For the filling:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisins (I omitted these)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Place a 12-cup standard muffin tin on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the 12 tablespoons butter and 1/3 cup brown sugar.  Place 1 rounded tablespoon of the mixture in each of the 12 muffin cups.  Distribute the pecans evenly among the 12 muffin cups on top of the butter and sugar mixture.


Lightly flour a wooden board or stone surface. Unfold 1 sheet of puff pastry with the folds going left to right. Brush the whole sheet with the melted butter. Leaving a 1-inch border on the puff pastry, sprinkle each sheet with 1/3 cup of the brown sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the cinnamon, and 1/2 cup of the raisins. Starting with the end nearest you, roll the pastry up snugly like a jelly roll around the filling, finishing the roll with the seam side down.

Trim the ends of the roll about 1/2-inch and discard.

Slice the roll in 6 equal pieces, each about 1 1/2 inches wide.  Place each piece, spiral side up, in 6 of the muffin cups.  Repeat with the second sheet of puff pastry to make 12 sticky buns.


Bake for 30 minutes, until the sticky buns are golden to dark brown on top and firm to the touch. Be careful – they’re hot!

Allow to cool for 5 minutes only, invert the buns onto the parchment paper (ease the filling and pecans out onto the buns with a spoon) and cool completely…

Unless you are like me…..I prefer my sticky buns warm…so enjoy one while they are still hot!   Heavenly.

Indulge.  In Life.  In Love.  In Food.

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2 thoughts on “Sticky Buns for my Honey Buns!

  1. I never thought of using puff pastry. I like how that makes these simple to make in the morning, instead of having to deal with yeast and letting dough rise overnight. Thanks for sharing! I’m loving the blog!

  2. Pingback: Hummus Wraps, Portobella Burgers, & Sticky Buns Oh My! « INDULGE

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