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Jan 9, 2013 10:34 AM

RECIPE NEEDED: Make ahead Cinnamon Pecan Rolls

Want to make some for a Sunday brunch, but want to be able to get some sleep! Looking for recipe where I can prep up to baking, refrigerate or freeze and make them just prior to serving. Thanks in advance for your help.

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  1. These are the best cinnamon rolls I've ever had: I use all pecans and skip the raisins.

    There is a direction in the recipe that indicates you can refrigerate them for the second rise, which is what I have always done - it works great. Make them in the evening and then stick in the fridge, and in the morning all you have to do is bake. Don't worry if they don't look like they've risen sufficiently from the 2nd rise - there is MAJOR ovenspring.

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    1. re: biondanonima

      that recipe looks great! My go-to has been Alton Brown's overnight cinnamon roll recipe, but I am definitely going to try Saveur's. thanks for posting!

      ETA: I was responding to bionda's post above but it put my response 3 posts down . . . grrrr :(

    2. I recently saved this recipe, but have never made it (think someone posted it on a different thread a few weeks ago -- maybe the post on Christmas breakfast):

      1. My favorite are Dorie Greenspan's:

        For any, just make the batch until you cut them and lay them in a pan. Refrigerate at this point overnight and bake in the morning, after letting them come to room temperature. I don't always wait until they come to room temp and they turn out fine. Just don't put a super cold pyrex pan in the oven.

        1. For Christmas morning I made cinnamon pecan rolls from an Ina Garten tip....use refrigerator puff pastry, spread with butter and filling, roll, slice and bake in muffin cups generously coated or lined! They were great and fast!

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          1. re: jill kibler

            Awesome idea! One could do that with any type filling, sweet or savory.