Recipe courtesy of Aaron McCargo Jr.

Easy Sticky Buns

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 45 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 12 cinnamon buns



  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a 9 by 13-inch baking dish well with canola oil spray.
  2. Remove the pizza dough from the fridge, cover with a clean kitchen towel and let come to room temperature for 30 minutes.
  3. Place the cherries into a bowl of warm water and let them reconstitute, about 5 minutes. Drain all the water from the cherries and add to the bowl the brown sugar, pecans, walnuts, butter, cinnamon, flour and salt. Stir all until combined.
  4. Place the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a large rectangle about 1/2-inch thick. Spread the filling over the dough, leaving a 1-inch border. Next, roll the dough the same way you would a jellyroll, from one end to the other. Trim off the ends and cut into 12 equal slices. Place the rolls into the baking dish so that there are 3 on the short side and 4 on the long side. Place the rolls into the oven and cook until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  5. Add the confectioners' sugar, orange juice and zest and vanilla extract to a bowl and stir well to combine. When the rolls come out of the oven, drizzle them with the glaze immediately and let cool for 10 minutes.