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“This is the 2009 Iowa State Fair Cinnamon Roll Champion”
1hr 55mins
12 Rolls

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large mixing bowl. Heat milk and butter in small saucepan until warm (100° to 110°F). Butter does not need to melt completely. Add to yeast mixture. Beat in sugar, salt, eggs and 3 cups flour. Mix well, adding additional flour until mixture forms a soft dough.
  2. Knead on lightly floured surface until dough is smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. OR knead with electric mixer using dough hook. Place in greased bowl, turning once to coat top. Cover and let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  3. Filling:.
  4. Mix sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Set aside.
  5. Caramel Topping:.
  6. Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, water and salt in heavy saucepan. Bring just to boiling point over medium heat to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat. Grease one 13 x 9-inch pan and one 8-inch square pan. Pour two thirds of the caramel topping into the 13 x 9-inch pan and the remainder into the 8-inch pan. Place pecans on top of the caramel, dividing nuts proportionally between the two pans.
  7. Punch dough down. Roll into 18 x 10-inch rectangle on lightly floured surface. Spread with butter and top with cinnamon-sugar filling, pressing gently into dough. Roll up tightly, sealing edges. Cut into 12 equal slices. Place atop caramel topping (8 in 13 x 9-inch pan and 4 in 8-inch square pan). Cover rolls and let rise until nearly doubled, about 1 hour.
  8. Bake in a preheated 350ºF oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Cover with foil during last 10 minutes if rolls are browning too quickly. Cool for 5 minutes before inverting on serving plate.
  9. **To toast pecans, spread on a shallow baking sheet and bake in 350ºF oven for 7 to 8 minutes, stirring once. Remove from oven.

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