Caramel Rolls

Caramel Rolls
Tone’s Spices

This award-winning recipe by Lana Ross almost entirely consists of butter. OK, maybe not all butter, but this recipe took Tone's Best Cinnamon Roll competition to a new level, blending the flavors of oozing caramel, fluffy rolls, and mashed potatoes. Try this unique recipe in your own kitchen and discover flavor like you've never experienced before.

18
Servings
394
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the caramel syrup

  • 1/2 Cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 Cup brown sugar, plus 3/4 cup for the filling
  • 1/4 Cup light or dark corn syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus 2 tablespoons for the filling
  • 1/2 Cup chopped pecans, toasted

For the rolls

  • 1/4 Cup warm milk (100 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • 1 envelope yeast
  • 1/3 Cup butter or margarine, cut into slices
  • 3/4 Cups milk
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Cup mashed potatoes (unseasoned)
  • 5 to 5 3/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 Cup butter or margarine, softened

Directions

For the caramel syrup

Combine the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and cinnamon in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Cook until the syrup is just starting to bubble around the edges of the pan, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and pour an equal amount of hot syrup into 2 greased 9-inch square pans. Sprinkle toasted pecans over syrup and gently stir to coat the pecans. Set aside.

 

For the rolls

Pour 1/4 cup warm milk and yeast into a small bowl and let rest for 5 minutes to soften the yeast. Heat the butter and 3/4 cup milk until warm (100 to 110 degrees); butter does not need to be completely melted.

Pour the warm milk and butter mixture into large mixer bowl with 1/2 cup sugar, salt, and vanilla. Add the eggs, mashed potatoes, 2 cups flour, and the yeast mixture. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Gradually add enough flour to make soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place, about 1 hour, until doubled in bulk.

Punch the dough down and divide in half. Roll out onto a lightly floured surface with a rolling pin to a 12-by-10-inch rectangle. Spread with half of the softened butter. Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle half of the filling evenly over dough. Roll up jellyroll style. Slice into 9 rolls, placing cut side down, in the pans, on top of the syrup. Repeat with remaining dough. Cover and let rolls rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden. Remove from oven and let stand 2 minutes. Invert the rolls onto serving platter or parchment paper. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
75g
58%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
7µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
38mg
4%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
8µg
0%
Folate, total
149µg
37%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
21mg
7%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
102mg
15%
Selenium, Se
23µg
42%
Sodium, Na
183mg
12%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
31g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Caramel Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Caramel Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.