Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Instant Pumpkin Butter Sticky Buns

Well, almost instant. I love making breakfast breads like cinnamon rolls and sticky buns (for special occasions or lazy weekends, not everyday!) but don't so much like waking up at 5am to let yeast doughs rise in time for breakfast. Using purchased puff pastry cuts out that step entirely.
I had a major sweet tooth emergency on Monday and decided to do some baking. My littlest munchkin was napping, so I had to use ingredients I already had on hand.  With a cup of afternoon tea, these warm gooey bites of fall goodness did just the trick to cure that sweet tooth. These aren't as healthy as my usual recipes, but I can't be perfect all the time!
 These would be great to make around Thanksgiving when you want to spoil your friends and family, but don't want to spend all morning in the kitchen.


Pumpkin Butter Sticky Buns
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Makes about 8 buns 

1 sheet puff pastry
1/4 cup pumpkin butter (I used Trader Joe's brand)
1 tablespoon cinnamon chips (optional)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 tablespoon Earth balance or butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Unfold thawed puff pastry dough and roll into an approximately 12 x 10" rectangle. Spread pumpkin butter over the dough, leaving a 1" border on the long sides. Sprinkle with cinnamon chips - use more if you like! Roll up, lengthwise. Cut crosswise into 8 pieces.

Divide the walnuts, brown sugar, and butter between 8 muffin cups in a muffin tin. Place the dough rolls on top. Bake 25-30 minutes until puffed and completely cooked through. Cook these a few minutes longer than you think they need, or the center will not be cooked enough. Let cook 5 minutes and then remove from muffin tin. Serve warm.


30 comments:

  1. Wow, I love the sticky, gooey top or is it bottom :) depends how you look at it. I had a sweet emergency last night and ended up making brownies at 9pm??

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  2. these look like a perfect breakfast for a sweet breakfast

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  3. Wow. These look out of this world!!!! I've never seen cinnamon chips. Wonderful!

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  4. Anonymous4:29 PM

    Oh my goodness gracious....I am going to have to make these! Thanks for sharing. lin

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  5. oh these sound heavenly marina!
    and here's to not being perfect!

    xo

    hey i copied your black pumpkin decorating idea. it was so easy and my grandaughter is going to love it!

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  6. I'm making these tomorrow!!!

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  7. How easy is that?? I could see myself making these for my family on Thanksgiving or Christmas morning...

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  8. These look insanely delicious! OMG!

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  9. great minds must think alike - i literally made this exact (almost) recipe this morning! HEAVEN!

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  10. Wow I love everything you make! I feel like I should just move in :)

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  11. These buns look like pure heaven!

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  12. These sound fantastic! Lovely idea!

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  13. So funny, Marina - as I began to read this luscious post, I was thinking "these would be quick and easy for Thanksgiving morning!" …and you had already given the same thought! They look absolutely awesome!

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  14. Ohhh mercy me, these look so good! I can just imagine how yummy they taste...and that's all I'll be doing is imagining since I've been trying not to eat anything with wheat :(

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  15. Great idea to use puff pastry! That gooey caramelly topping looks fantastic!

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  16. I know I may sound like a bah humbug but hear me out:). I am not usually into all of the pumpkin desserts I see around during this time. I don't know why. I am picky about what pumpkin desserts I love. I am not kidding about this, in fact, very serious. I am in love with this idea. Love love love. This is it, I love the use of pumpkin here, I am a fan I must say and I will sooo be baking these during this season. SO thank you!

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  17. I am in love with the idea of making buns out of puff pastry - SO easy! I actually have a package of puff pastry that's been hanging out in my freezer for some time - I think I'd better put it to use this weekend by giving this recipe a try!

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  18. oh my god, they look amazing !

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  19. Will need to try these, though I'm not sure if I can find ready-made pumpkin butter in France! They don't seem to be into pumpkin here. I haven't ever used puff pastry for a morning bun, but I do use the frozen white bread dough (usually sold in multiple loaves) for quick sticky buns/cinnamon rolls. Just thaw the loaf the night before. Works every time. I have my mother-in-law to thank for that trick!

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  20. Beautiful! The caramelized top makes me want to reach through my screen!!

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  21. Such gorgeous and delicious sticky buns!

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  22. Those look awesome and easy. Can't wait to make with C.

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  23. These are an absolute MUST try!! I love pumpkin flavored things!!

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  24. Oh my, these look SO delicious, and easy too! Sweet recipes using pumpkin aren't common in Australia, but I definitely think I'd love to gobble down one of these with my morning cup of tea.

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  25. looks incredible, sticky and sweet- just like i like it:)

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  26. oh.my.god. these look ridiculously good.

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  27. I made them this morning, they were wonderful:) I don't know how I lived without that pumpkin butter before

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  28. I could seriously eat an entire pan of these!!!

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  29. Anonymous12:49 PM

    I'm over in England and my question is... What the heck is a cinnamon chip? I'm having cold sweats thinking I might have missed out on a culinary delight! Xx
    Sarah

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    1. LOL they were new to me last year too! Check your grocery store by the chocolate chips. They are seasonal (Nov-Dec).
      Check 'em out: http://www.hersheysstore.com/product_detail.do?q=7688&promoCode=HSHPAYPCWEBMACSS&kw={keyword}

      Or better quality from King Arthur online: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/cinnamon-mini-baking-chips-16-oz

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