My neighbors can cook! They are Mennonite women with loads of delicious recipes. Christmas morning of 2011, one neighbor dropped off the most delicious caramel rolls I have ever eaten. Made-from-scratch yeast pastry with sticky caramel pecan sauce oozing all over those things! My mouth waters when I think of it. I want to share my version with you today.
My adaptation is the quick way, where I use refrigerator biscuits rather than yeast dough from scratch. Since the sauce is the most delicious part, my adaptation of the Mennonite Caramel Sauce is all you need for these quick rolls. Any dough recipe works well with this sticky sweet sauce if you’d rather not use biscuits – if you have the time.
I prepare a batch of caramel sauce and keep it in the refrigerator when I’m expecting a lot of visitors. I haven’t counted how many batches of rolls this sauce covers, but it seems to grow in the refrigerator! In fact, I usually freeze some for later because I don’t use it all before the allowed time for refrigeration expires.
Print recipe here: Caramel Pecan Breakfast Rolls
3 cups brown sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla
Heat sugar and butter until boiling. Remove from heat and stir in the sour cream and vanilla. Place in storage container and refrigerate up to two weeks.
Y’all want to know a secret?
The sauce was the hardest part of this recipe. And that wasn’t hard at all, was it? Quick, too. To make the rolls, spread 1/2 cup of sauce evenly over a 9″ glass pie plate prepared with vegetable spray.
Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of Oven-Roasted, Salted Pecans, chopped (you can use raw pecans, but the roasted and salted are most tasty). Chop biscuits into quarters and place on top, leaving a slight gap between pieces.
Bake in 350° preheated oven 18-20 minutes, until brown on top and biscuits are cooked throughout.
You’ll see the sticky sauce bubbling through those biscuits. It’s gonna smell great, too! Invert onto a plate and serve.
Easy to pull apart and yummy, y’all. If you’re the momma, you might want to stand back. You just might get slapped!
Here’s a closer look at the sweet caramel-soaked biscuits with those salty pecans. Can’t you just taste them already?
I serve mine with fruit, or sometimes with eggs and bacon – for balance. You know, a little good with the bad – health-wise, anyway. It’ll keep your guests happy, and your family, too!