Okay, so I've never been a big fan of Sticky Buns.
Recently I watched Ina Garten ~ The Barefoot Contessa, make them in a current episode, and I looked at her recipe in her newest cookbook and still wasn't impressed...
Until I saw my friend Jain's version on her Once In a Blue Moon blog! (Click to check it out.)
Jain had the brilliant idea of swapping out the raisins and walnuts for dried blueberries and almonds. Bingo!
Wow, What a difference! These are sticky buns I can love, and the good news is they are EASY to make!
They are made with frozen puff pastry squares, I used Pepperidge Farm.
One package (2 sheets of dough) makes 12 sticky buns. I halved the recipe and made 6 instead. I'm glad I did, because these babies are irresistible. :)
To make them you simply put a tablespoon of brown sugar butter mixture into each muffin/cupcake well, then the nuts. Next, spread the sheet of puff pastry with cooled melted butter, sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon, and the dried blueberries. (I use a combination of sliced an slivered almonds.) Roll the pastry up, jelly-roll fashion and cut each rolled sheet into 6 equal portions, place each slice into a muffin well, spiral side up, and bake until deeply brown.
The house smells heavenly while they are baking. So delicious, and so easy! I think the most difficult part is waiting for the sticky buns to become cool enough to eat. :)
The printable recipe can be found on
Thank you for the great alternative Jain!