Grandma's Butterscotch Pecan Rolls are a perfect addition to your holiday menu. The classic homemade cinnamon rolls are covered in a sweet, sticky topping.
Grandma's Butterscotch Pecan Rolls

Grandma's Butterscotch Pecan Rolls are a perfect addition to your holiday menu. The classic homemade cinnamon rolls are covered in a sweet, sticky topping.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butterscotch pecan rolls
Author: Barbara
Ingredients
  • 2 packages dry yeast
  • 2/3 cups water
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3 eggs well-beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • Flour approximately 6 to 8 cups
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • Butterscotch Glaze:
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 lb. pecans
Instructions
  1. Mix yeast with lukewarm water.
  2. Scald milk; add 1/3 cup butter. Let milk/butter mixture cool to lukewarm.
  3. Once milk is lukewarm, add yeast, eggs, salt, and sugar and enough flour to make a soft dough. This typically takes 6 to 8 cups. Many things affect this including weather, temperature, size of eggs, etc.
  4. Knead dough for 10 minutes.
  5. Let rise until doubled. Punch down.
  6. Let rise until doubled again.
  7. Divide dough into 4 balls.
  8. One at a time, roll the dough out into a 1/4-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface.
  9. Brush rolled out dough with softened butter.
  10. Filling:
  11. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon, and sprinkle over buttered dough.
  12. Roll up like a jelly roll, and cut into 1/2 inch slices.
  13. Grease three 13x9-inch metal pans.
  14. For glaze, mix brown sugar, butter and boiling water. Pour into metal pans until approximately 1/4 inch deep. Add pecans, either whole or chopped as you prefer.
  15. Put cut cinnamon rolls in pans on top of pecans, leaving room to rise. (We usually do 4 rolls across width of pan).
  16. Let rise until doubled.
  17. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes.