Friday, December 9, 2011

GCC Recipe Swap

Christmas is coming and for some reason I'm just not stressing this year. I barely have any shopping done, I haven't made a single Christmas cookie and I just got the outdoor lights up yesterday. But it's all good and it's so nice to just relax during the season, that for Mom's, can be one of the most stressful as we balance gifts, baking, kids programs, parties, decorations and a huge meal. This year we have Christmas eve at our house with just the six of us. Then Christmas morning we head over to my mother's house for presents and food and naps. But before we head to Grandma's I like to make a special little breakfast for the kids. It's kind of become a tradition and I only make it on Christmas morning. Everyone thinks I slave over it but I have to admit....I make it easy on myself and use ready made rolls. Don't tell. I hope you like it.

Night Before, Carmel Pecan Rolls
  • 1 (22 count) package frozen dinner rolls
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) box butterscotch pudding (NOT instant)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4-1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces
  • cooking spray
The night before: spray your bundt pan well and place evenly the frozen rolls in pan. Sprinkle the dry butterscotch pudding (instant will not work) evenly on top of rolls and sprinkle pecan pieces over pudding powder. Heat the butter to just melted, not hot in microwave and stir in brown sugar. If the butter is too hot, the brown sugar will separate and be hard to blend together pour brown sugar/butter syrup over rolls evenly. Place bundt pan in the cool oven overnight.
The next morning, check the rolls. If any have that rise over the bunt pan, gently push them back down. With rolls still in oven, set the oven temp to 325°F. Bake about 25 minutes until rolls seem firm on top and done in middle. Don't overbake. Remove pan and let cool for 5 minutes. Invert over a platter until rolls come out. Then serve.

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1 comment:

Youthleadergina said...

I plan to make cinnamon roll waffles for Christmas morning (canned cinnamon rolls in waffle maker). A new fave!