Tasty Tuesday: FAST caramel Pull-apart Buns

Here’s a VERY fun recipe that I dig out when things get really busy. It’s super easy-peasy, even for those of you who NEVER bake a thing. Best of all, the result is scrumptious and homemade-feeling.

Caramel Pull-Apart Buns

  • 1 pkg. of freezer dough dinner rolls
  • 1 pkg. butterscotch pudding mix (the cooked kind, not the instant kind)
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. butter

Set this breakfast up the night before by putting the still-frozen dough balls into a greased Bundt pan. Melt together the butter, sugar, and pudding mix in a small saucepan. Pour this sticky mixture over the top of the dough balls. The caramel stuff will flow down and around and into all the cracks and crevices between the dough balls. Leave the pan on the counter overnight. The dough will thaw and then rise. It will be ready to bake about the time you’re ready to put it into the oven the next morning.

Preheat the oven to 350° and bake buns for 20-25 minutes.

Turn out of very hot pan onto a plate and serve. Watch these little rolls disappear almost instantaneously!

This is a quick recipe that you can get a little creative with. You can add chopped walnuts or pecans to this for pecan sticky buns. You can also use a vanilla pudding with a little orange juice and some grated orange peel added to take the buns in a fruity direction. In fact, whatever flavor of cooked pudding mixes you can find in the store is fair game. You can also make your own dough, form it into balls, and freeze it, if you’re too cheap to buy the premade freezer dough (I’m raising my hand on that one.)

Visit My Sister’s Kitchen for my new favorite quick dessert, Muriel’s Pumpkin Pie Dessert. I’ve also revised the recipe to be a little more labor intensive and a little more thrifty with a gingersnap twist.

Barb Kelley



  1. Yummy, Barb!