Pecan Sticky Buns



2 pkgs dry yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon Fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest (or as much from one lime)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 whole egg yolks
3 cups all-purpose flour
4 oz Unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup currant plumped
in 3 tablespoons brandy
1-1/4 cup Packed light brown sugar
4 oz Unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup honey
3/4 cup pecan pieces


Cream the yeast, sugar, and salt until syrupy. (If you are using dry yeast, add 1 tbsp of the milk to cream ingredients.) Add the milk, sour cream, lemon juice and zest, and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add the egg yolks and half the flour, blending well. Beat the softened butter into the dough and add the remaining flour. Turn onto floured board and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Form into a ball, place in a buttered bowl, and let rise, covered, in the refrigerator at least 4 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Turn the dough out onto a floured board and knead until smooth. Roll out into a long rectangle 4 inches wide and 1/8 inch thick. Spread cinnamon, currants, and 1/2 cup of the light brown sugar evenly over the rectangle. Roll lengthwise into a tight cylinder and cut into 3/4-inch-thick slices.

Prepare miniature muffin tins by brushing each with melted butter. Combine the remaining 3/4 cup brown sugar and honey and place a teaspoon of the mixture into each tin. Add a few nuts and cover with the cut slices of pastry.

Brush tops with remaining melted butter and bake until puffed and golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Turn sticky buns onto baking sheets or racks immediately and cool completely before serving.


Makes 48 rolls

Cook Time

Prep Time: 30 mins.
Cook Time: 20 mins.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is provided as a resource. Values will vary depending on specific ingredients used.
Serving Size: 1
Number of Servings: Makes 48 rolls
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 128
Calories from Fat: 135

Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
Carbohydrates 29g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Saturated Fat 14g
Calories 128kcal
Cholesterol 24mg
Protein 15g
Sodium 41mg
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.