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Caramel Cinnamon Rolls

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"This is our special-occasion breakfast that has been passed down for 3 generations. The gooey caramel topping makes this a scrumptious alternative to an ordinary cinnamon roll. Serve warm."
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3 h 33 m servings 327
Original recipe yields 27 servings (27 rolls)


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  1. Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until it begins to bubble, about 5 minutes. Sir in salt, shortening, and 1/2 cup sugar. Let cool until lukewarm, at least 10 minutes.
  2. Dissolve yeast in a bowl of 1/4 cup warm water. Pour into the milk mixture; add flour and eggs. Mix well; cover loosely with damp cloth and let dough rise until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch down dough. Cover and let rise again until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.
  4. Place dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll into three 9x15-inch rectangles. Spread each rectangle with 2 tablespoons butter.
  5. Mix 3/4 cup brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Sprinkle mixture equally over the 3 rectangles. Roll each rectangle tightly beginning at the long side. Cut into 9 equal slices, yielding 27 rolls total.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  7. Combine 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, 3/4 cup butter, pecans, and corn syrup in a bowl. Sprinkle mixture equally into 3 baking pans.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until caramel is bubbly, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and place 9 rolls in each pan. Let rise again until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.
  9. Bake in the hot oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Invert rolls onto another dish or aluminum foil immediately. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 327 calories; 14.6 46.1 4.4 35 203 Full nutrition

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I cut the recipe back to 12 servings and used a 9x13 pan. Also, I kneaded the dough instead of the extra rise to save time. The topping was sticky and sweet, just as you would expect and I ad...

Excellent, best caramel rolls in the world. The only substitution -I used a little maple syrup instead of corn syrup since I didn't have corn syrup. Made dough in the bread machine on dough cycl...

This tasted of disappointment. I followed this recipe exactly. It had very little flavor beyond sweet. Next time ( if I were to waste the time and ingredients again) I would add more cinnamon...

Good! This really makes alot! I ended up using 2 9X13 pans and split them 13/14. Turned out really good. One of my pans got a little overdone-so my recommendation would be to watch oven care...