Good Morning America Recipes

Ina's Easy Sticky Buns

Ina Garten's Brunch Recipes

Share
Copy
The "Barefoot Contessa" cooks up a great holiday brunch.
|
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Nearly everyone focuses on dinner during the holiday season, but Ina Garten thinks brunch is a great way to connect, too.

We used to make really delicious sticky buns at Barefoot Contessa, but they took two days to make because the yeast dough needed to rise overnight in the refrigerator. I was dying to find a way to make them easier, so I decided to try baking them with Pepperidge Farm puff pastry dough, instead. OMG are they good ... and they're really easy to make! Light, flaky dough filled with brown sugar, toasted pecans, and sweet raisins -- my friends go crazy when I make these.

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 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 one sheet of puff pastry with the folds going left to right. Brush the whole sheet with half of 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. 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.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: brown sugar, pecans, puff pastry, cinnamon, raisins

    Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert


    Other Recipes That You Might Like
    Elizabeth Gilbert's Cinnamon Buns
    'Eat, Pray, Love' Author Shares Great Grandmother's Recipe in New Book, 'At Home on the Range'
    Gluten-Free Cinnamon Buns
    This Lower-Sugar Dessert Tastes as Close to the Real Thing as You Can Get
    Biscuit Sticky Buns
    Make an Amazing, Yet Simple Christmas Breakfast
    Ted Allen's Sticky Bun Bread Pudding
    Make for Breakfast or Brunch
    Hungry Girl's Caramel Apple Cinnamon Buns
    A Fall Treat Without the Calories
    Recipe: Sunny Anderson's Easy Grilled Chicken
    Get Grilling With Sunny's Easy Chicken
    Easy Eggs Quesadillas
    Fill Up on This Easy Breakfast Recipe
     
    Latest Recipes on 'GMA'
    Foodspotting
    VIDEO: The Ramen Burger
    VIDEO: Rays & Stark Bar in LA employs an expert to help you choose from 20 brands of water.
    VIDEO: Haylee Nelson reveals all the delicious flavors that make up the new "Sunrise Sundae."
    VIDEO: Ladies and Gentlemen... The Crookie
    VIDEO: World, meet The Cronut
    Food Tips: How To...
    Karen's Kitchen
    Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's blog here.
    PHOTO: Karen Pickus apple crisp is shown here.
    Karen's Apple Crisp Crunch Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's sweet apple dessert.
    PHOTO: Karen Pickus cherry galette is shown here.
    Karen's Cherry Galette Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's recipe for a tasty dessert.
    More Ways To Get GMA
    Connect with GMA
    Social Tools Facebook Twitter Twitter Connect with GMA YouTube RSS