Enjoy these Puff Pastry Pecan Sticky Buns with Maple Bourbon Glaze in no time at all…the puff pastry makes them SO simple!
Today’s recipe is courtesy of my clean freezer. Hidden away in the depths of the awful storage drawers prevalent in refrigerators today, I happened upon some puff pastry that had been frozen since Christmas. It was time to either use it or lose it so use it I did and I made the easiest pecan sticky buns ever!
These Puff Pastry Pecan Sticky Buns with Maple Bourbon Glaze took minutes compared to the classic yeast rolls and honestly were so good I maybe never go back to the day long process that those require.
It’s no secret I’m not into process shots but I took some quick snaps with my cellphone for these…maybe to show you how simple? The pastry is thawed and rolled out ever so slightly just to get rid of any bumps or lumps. The mixture of brown sugar, pecans and butter is spread over the pastry which is then rolled, cut and put into a pan with some of the mixture and extra pecans in the bottom. Let me tell you about that step.
OK, so I thought initially that I would put pecans and some of the ooey gooey mixture on the bottom and then flip the rolls over. First they never got big enough to touch each other so it was simple to remove them as is and second, they just looked prettier this way. So I would still follow the directions I’ve laid out.
I sure loved that bit of crunchy topping baked on the bottom with some toasted, sweet pecans baked into the mix. Seriously yummy. Plus I think those pecans helped to dissipate some of the heat of the pan and kept the bottoms from getting too crispy while I waited for the tops to brown so it’s ALL good!
A lot of recipes for Pecan Sticky Buns just put some pecans on the top. Um no. I want them to be PECAN Sticky Buns so I’ve chopped them for the filling and also included some whole ones. I was in Pecan heaven.
The Maple Bourbon Glaze is just another example of my taking every advantage possible to add bourbon to anything I make with Maple Syrup. I LOVE the two together! Still…the booze is optional (but WHY would you?) 🙂
I promise lots of shots with my newly painted gray table. Not that the table is the be all and end all but my new space is…I eat EVERY meal out here I love it so much. Probably means some shots with my phone too like this one…the ‘dig-in’ photo. Yes, within moments almost gone. Make them…so easy and delicious!