½ cup pecans, chopped (I chop ours roughly, some very small, some a bit larger. Chop yours to your liking.)
¾ cup brown sugar, packed
3 tsp cinnamon
pinch of allspice
pinch of salt
⅛ tsp ground cloves
1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
2 & ½ cups flour
3 Tbsp sugar
1 & ¼ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 & ¼ cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted (for dough)
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted (for rolled out dough)
Optional Buttermilk Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
3 Tbsp buttermilk
½ tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp butter, softened
Preheat oven to 425°. Melt 1 Tbsp butter and spread it on the bottom of a round cake pan. Set aside.
Make Butter Pecan Spread: Mix butter, brown sugar and salt until thoroughly mixed. Spread on bottom of cake pan. Spread pecans evenly over the mixture. Set aside.
Make Filling: Mix all filling ingredients together and set aside.
Make Dough: Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. In smaller bowl, whisk the buttermilk, vanilla, and 4 Tbsp melted butter. Make a well in the middle of the dry mix and pour the buttermilk mixture in the well. Gently fold together until just combined. DO NOT OVER MIX. Kneed the dough just until it becomes a ball (again, don't over work the dough). Place on floured surface and roll out/spread to a 12 x 8-inch rough rectangle. If it is too sticky just add a bit of flour to it/your hands. Spread 2 Tbsp melted butter all over the rolled out dough. Then spread the filling over the dough leaving about a ½ inch perimeter around the edges of dough. Pack down the filling with your hands.
Carefully roll up the dough starting on the long end (the 12-inch side nearest you), making it as tight as you can. Pinch the seams together tightly and then roll it so seam is down. Cut into 8 equal pieces. Place pieces in the cake pan (with a spiral side facing up)--7 in a circle and one in the middle.
Pour or brush 2 Tbsp melted butter over the rolls and bake for 20-25 minutes. Don't overcook or they will harden. Let cool for about 5 minutes. Serve warm either by scooping out rolls and flipping onto a plate (and drizzling individual roll with glaze if you choose) OR by turning out all rolls onto a platter (and drizzling glaze on all if you choose).
Glaze: Mix all glaze ingredients together and pour over warm rolls.
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