Cakes, Desserts – Recipes, Serving Ideas + HM #246

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Cakes, Desserts – Recipes, Serving Ideas + HM #246

OK, it’s confession time. I am not big on cake. Sorry, but it’s true. I’d rather have a piece of pie any day. It takes a really amazing cake to make me want to have a slice. So here, I present to you some cakes that even I will eat. The gals of Home Matters have got an entire roundup of delicious and beautiful cakes and desserts for you this week. So, let’s eat cake and enjoy!

 

Caramel Pecan Topped Brownie Cake from Linda @ Tender Crumb

 

Cake with Pear from Anyzkowo

 

Italian Cannoli Cake with Rum and Chocolate Ganache from TiffanyParsnips and Pastries

 

Fresh Orange Bundt Cake Recipe from LorelaiLife With Lorelai

 

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Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll Recipe Easy As 1-2-3

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Autumn is a warm time for family and friends. Serve something special with this easy Caramel Pecan Sauce Recipe over a scrumptious pumpkiny dessert.

 

Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Easy as 1-2-3 and 100% Delicious!

 

Autumn has arrived! And with it comes good times, family fun, and great food. If you are looking for an easy dessert that packs a flavorful punch, you’ve got to try The Bakery at Walmart Pumpkin Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Filling and give it a homemade twist with the Caramel Pecan Sauce and a cold dollop of Reddi-wip® for something a little extra special.

You will love this Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll dessert. The caramel pecan sauce is quick and easy, so you can whip it up spur of the moment. You can also double or triple the recipe for large gatherings or gift giving — tis the season.

 

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Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Making the Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 Cup – Chopped Pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons – Butter
  • 1/2 Cup – Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 Cup – Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon – Salt
  • 3/4 Cup – Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 Cup – Water

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt Butter and toast Pecans over Medium-Low heat.
  2. Once pecans are toasted, remove saucepan from heat.
  3. Separate the toasted pecans from the butter and set aside.
  4. Add Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar, and Salt to the saucepan and return to a medium-low heat.
  5. Sugar mixture will begin to melt. Stir frequently and watch carefully.
  6. Bring to a rolling boil.
  7. The sugars will turn to liquid and become an amber color. Do not burn.
  8. Once the sugars have reached the desired color, turn heat to Low and pour in Heavy Cream and Water. The sugar mixture may harden, but it will liquify quickly again.
  9. Mix in Toasted Pecans.
  10. Stir constantly until caramel sauce thickens a bit. Be careful not to burn.
  11. Remove from heat.

Notes:

  1. If pouring hot Caramel Pecan Sauce into a glass jar, be sure to heat the jar first.
  2. The sauce will thicken as it cools.
  3. Keep unused sauce in the refrigerator.
  4. Recipe may be doubled or tripled for parties or gift giving.

To Serve:

Spoon the Caramel Pecan Sauce over the Pumpkin Roll. Slice the cake and serve with a cold dollop of Reddi-wip The Original or Extra Creamy.

Grab your Printable Recipe!

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This quick and easy Caramel Pecan Sauce is perfect for family desserts, entertaining guests, or gift giving. It is delicious spooned over cakes, ice cream, rolls, and more.
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Type: Dessert Sauce
Cuisine: American
Ingredients:
  • 1/3 Cup - Chopped Pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons - Butter
  • 1/2 Cup - Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 Cup - Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon - Salt
  • 3/4 Cup - Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 Cup - Water
Directions:
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt Butter and toast Pecans over Medium-Low heat.
  2. Once pecans are toasted, remove saucepan from heat.
  3. Separate the toasted pecans from the butter and set aside.
  4. Add Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar, and Salt to the saucepan and return to a medium-low heat.
  5. Sugar mixture will begin to melt. Stir frequently and watch carefully.
  6. Bring to a rolling boil.
  7. The sugars will turn to liquid and become an amber color. Do not burn.
  8. Once the sugars have reached the desired color, turn heat to Low and pour in Heavy Cream and Water. The sugar mixture may harden, but it will liquify quickly again.
  9. Mix in Toasted Pecans.
  10. Stir constantly until caramel sauce thickens a bit. Be careful not to burn.
  11. Remove from heat.
Notes
1.) If pouring hot Caramel Pecan Sauce into a glass jar, be sure to heat the jar first.
2.) The sauce will thicken as it cools.
3.) Keep unused sauce in the refrigerator.
4.) Recipe may be doubled or tripled for parties or gift giving.
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I know you will enjoy this delicious and simple Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll. Don’t forget to stock up on your holiday needs like Reddi-wip and Pumpkin Rolls at Walmart.

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Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread Recipe

I love the Fall Season! Everything about it is gorgeous and wonderful — the colors, the scents, the flavors, and the warmth of family and friends. Here is one of my favorite autumn bread recipes, but it is delicious any time of year! #SoFabSeasons

Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread

A Scrumptious Autumn Recipe

 

Want to make your home smell amazing? Bake this bread! This is a recipe I created as part of writing one of my books. My character, Mrs. Griffin, is famous for her baked delights, and her Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread does not disappoint.

The recipe is easy to prepare, and clean-up is a snap too. Your friends and family will love sharing this bread with you, and it makes a great homemade gift.

Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread Recipe

Ingredients:

Caramels, Apple Pie Filling, Caramel Sauce, Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda,  Salt, Granulated Sugar, Dark Brown Sugar, Butter, Eggs, Cinnamon, Cloves, and Nutmeg.

How-To:

  • Start by sifting your Flour into a large bowl.
  • Add the Baking Powder, Baking Soda, and Salt, mix well.
  • Whisk in the ground Cinnamon, ground Cloves, and ground Nutmeg until evenly combined; set aside and allow the flour mixture to become aromatic.
  • If using whole Caramels, cut them into pieces; set aside.

  • Pour Apple Pie Filling into a medium bowl, and use a pastry blender to chop the apples into smaller pieces.
  • Mix Dark Brown Sugar, Butter, and flour in a small bowl; set aside.
  • In another large bowl (I use my stand mixer), Blend butter and Granulated Sugar until creamy.
  • Add Eggs, one at a time, and beat slightly after each addition.
  • Spoon your chopped apple pie filling into the butter mixture, and stir to combine.
  • Scatter in the caramel pieces or bits, leaving a handful aside for the topping. Mix well.
  • Heavily butter the baking pan getting into every corner. Dust with flour.
  • Pour a thin layer of batter into the bottom of the loaf pan.
  • Preheat oven to 350° F

  • Make Caramel Sauce (see my recipe)
  • Add Caramel Sauce to remaining bread batter, swirling it in for marbling — do not stir thoroughly.
  • Pour remaining batter into the loaf pan
  • Crumble the dark brown sugar topping mixture over the top, and dot with remaining caramel bits or pieces.

  • Bake 50-70 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. (It is a moist type bread, so if you hit caramel or apple, the toothpick may not be completely clean).
  • Check your bread about 20-30 minutes into baking, if it is browning quickly, cover loosely with aluminum foil to slow browning. Keep in mind that this is a darker bread, however.
  • Let cool COMPLETELY in the baking pan on a wire rack.

 

Printable Recipe – Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread:

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Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread
 
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Try this scrumptious Autumn bread recipe that makes your taste buds water The caramel, apples, and spices fills your home with the aromatic scents of Fall. Perfect for entertaining, gift giving, or anytime at all.
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Type: Bread
Serves: 1 Loaf
Ingredients:
  • 1/3 Cup + handful - Caramels (cut into pieces or Caramel Bits) (handful for topping)
  • 1 (21 oz. can) - Apple Pie Filling
  • 1/2 Cup - Homemade Caramel Sauce (amount not exact, to desired)
  • 2 Cups + 2 teaspoons - Flour (2 tsp. for topping)
  • 2 teaspoons - Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon - Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon - Salt
  • 1/2 Cup - Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup - Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 Stick (1/2 Cup) - Butter (softened) (1/4 cup - batter, 1 Tbs. - topping, pan)
  • 2 - Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon - Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon - Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon - Ground Nutmeg
Directions:
  1. Sift 2 Cups Flour into a large bowl.
  2. Add the Baking Powder, Baking Soda, and Salt, mix well.
  3. Whisk in the Ground Cinnamon, Ground Cloves, and Ground Nutmeg until evenly combined; set aside and allow the flour mixture to become aromatic.
  4. If using whole Caramels, cut them into pieces; set aside.
  5. Pour Apple Pie Filling into a medium bowl, and use a pastry blender to chop the apples into smaller pieces.
  6. Mix Dark Brown Sugar, 1 Tablespoon Butter, and 2 teaspoons flour in a small bowl; set aside.
  7. In another large bowl (I use my stand mixer), Blend 1/4 Cup butter and Granulated Sugar until creamy.
  8. Add Eggs, one at a time, and beat slightly after each addition.
  9. Spoon your chopped apple pie filling into the butter mixture, and stir to combine.
  10. Scatter in 1/3 Cup Caramel bits or pieces, Mix well.
  11. Heavily butter the baking pan getting into every corner. Dust with flour.
  12. Pour a thin layer of batter into the bottom of the loaf pan.
  13. Preheat oven to 350° F
  14. Make Homemade Caramel Sauce (see my recipe)
  15. Add Homemade Caramel Sauce as desired to remaining bread batter, swirling it in for marbling -- do not stir thoroughly.
  16. Pour remaining batter into the loaf pan
  17. Crumble the dark brown sugar topping mixture over the top, and dot with remaining caramel bits or pieces.
  18. Bake 50-70 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. (It is a moist type bread, so if you hit caramel or apple, the toothpick may not be completely clean).
  19. Check your bread about 20-30 minutes into baking, if it is browning quickly, cover loosely with aluminum foil to slow browning. Keep in mind that this is a darker bread, however.
  20. Let cool COMPLETELY in the baking pan on a wire rack.
Notes
1.) You can split this recipe into 2 small loafs. Reduce baking time to 25-40 minutes.

Serving Suggestion:
Makes a fantastic dessert topped with Vanilla Ice Cream and a Homemade Caramel Sauce drizzle.
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Printable recipe – Homemade Caramel Sauce:

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Homemade Caramel Sauce
 
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A wonderfully easy Caramel Sauce perfect for drizzling desserts, stirring into coffee or tea, adding to recipes, and more. Delicious!
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Type: Sauce
Serves: 3/4 Cup
Ingredients:
  • 3/4 Cup - Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup - Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup - Boiling Water
Directions:
  1. Mix both Sugars and get the lumps out.
  2. Spread sugar evenly over the bottom of a heavy skillet (i use cast iron).
  3. Place over medium heat.
  4. Stir gently with a wooden spoon, moving sugar constantly to the hottest pat of the pan until melted to a syrup.
  5. Lower heat.
  6. Very gradually add Boiling Water.
  7. The sugar may become hard again, but it will melt in a few minutes.
  8. Stir constantly to avoid scorching.
  9. Simmer over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes (longer if needed) letting the hardened sugar re-melt, and allowing the syrup to reduce and thicken.slightly. (If it is too thick when cold, add a little hot water and boil again.
Notes
Clean-up may look daunting, but a little hot water and a scouring sponge melts the mess away in minutes.

This sauce is used in my Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread recipe.
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If you love caramel and apples, you will absolutely adore this tasty Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread. Serve it for breakfast, brunch, coffee or tea, or even as a dessert topped with vanilla ice cream and a Homemade Caramel Sauce drizzle.

This recipe is part of the #SoFabSeasons Apples Event. Watch for the round-up next Friday, September 30th!

You might also enjoy my Fresh Orange Bundt Cake Recipe.

 

 

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Caramel Creme Pie Recipe

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Caramel Creme Pie

Inspired by the Movie

Christmas With the Kranks

I am so excited to bring you this delicious Caramel Creme Pie recipe. I love the holidays, Christmas and Halloween being my favorites. Part of my every year traditions is watching as many of the wonderful Christmas movies as I can. One of my most loved Christmas movies is Christmas With the Kranks, starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis. If you haven’t watched it, put it on your MUST SEE list for this season!

In the movie, the daughter, Blair, is coming home unexpectedly for Christmas, and her parents have to throw together a fabulous Christmas Eve party in a few short hours. Unaware of what has been going on at the house while she has been away, Blair, makes a request for her favorite Caramel Creme Pie, and that is the inspiration for this scrumptious recipe.

So, I made a quick trip to the Holiday Bake Center at my local Walmart, and picked up the few items I needed. This is such an easy and inexpensive recipe–only 6 ingredients, plus one optional.

I already had a pie crust at home along with some milk and heavy cream, so I grabbed these items off the shelves…

… Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding & Pie Filling, Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme, Kraft Caramel Bits, and a Baker’s Premium White Chocolate Bar. Now, all that was left was to make my pie!

Caramel Creme Pie — easy as can be!

The Ingredients:

1- 5.1 oz. box Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding, 1- 11 oz. bag (approx. 1-1/2 cups) Kraft Caramel Bits, 1/4 cup Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme, 2 teaspoons Heavy Cream, 1-1/2 cups Milk (cold), and 1- Pie Crust (baked or ready-to-eat).

NOTES: Save out a few Kraft Caramel Bits for garnishing the finished pie. You will use the rest of the Heavy Cream to make whipping cream for pie decoration and / or serving. Use whatever type of pie crust you desire.

OPTIONAL: Shave some Baker’s Premium White Chocolate to garnish the finished pie.

 

The How-To:

  • Melt Kraft Caramel Bits with 2 teaspoons Heavy Cream in a double boiler
  • Pour melted caramel into a bowl
  • Add Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme and combine (leaving some streaks is just fine)

  • Add Pudding Mix to a large bowl
  • Add cold Milk
  • Whisk briskly for 2 minutes
  • Add Caramel Mixture to the Pudding
  • Mix well. (If caramel has cooled too much, heat in microwave for 15 seconds at a time, until it is soft enough to combine).

 

  • Pour pie filling into baked or ready-to-eat Pie Crust
  • Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours
  • Whip Heavy Cream into Whipping Cream
  • Pipe Whipped Cream onto pie as desired for decoration. (I used a zippered plastic bag with a hole cut in one corner as my piping bag).
  • Top whipped cream with the set aside Kraft Caramel Bits
  • Top pie with strips and curls of Baker’s Premium White Chocolate

 

Here’s a Holiday Baking Hack just for you…

We all know just how beautiful strips or curls of chocolate look atop your favorite desserts–not to mention tasty too. So, make easy work of stripping and curling your Baker’s Premium White Chocolate or Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bars by using your handy-dandy Vegetable Peeler! Now, that’s a great Holiday Baking Hack!

See how lovely the Caramel Creme Pie looks on a Christmas table. This would be the perfect dessert for your next holiday party, Sunday Dinner with the family, or anytime.

 

Here’s a Printable Recipe for the Caramel Creme Pie:

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Caramel Creme Pie Recipe
 
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Caramel Creme Pie inspired by the movie Christmas With the Kranks. A delicious, easy, and budget friendly dessert for your Holiday Parties, Sunday Dinner with the family, or anytime.
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Type: Dessert
Ingredients:
  • 1- 5.1 oz. box Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • 1- 11 oz. bag (approx. 1-1/2 cups) Kraft Caramel Bits
  • 1/4 cup Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme
  • 2 teaspoons Heavy Cream
  • 1-1/2 cups Milk (cold)
  • 1- Pie Crust (baked or ready-to-eat).
  • NOTES: Save out a few Kraft Caramel Bits for garnishing the finished pie. You will use the rest of the Heavy Cream to make whipping cream for pie decoration and / or serving. Use whatever type of pie crust you desire.
  • OPTIONAL: Shave some Baker's Premium White Chocolate to garnish the finished pie.
Directions:
  1. Melt Kraft Caramel Bits with 2 teaspoons Heavy Cream in a double boiler
  2. Pour melted caramel into a bowl
  3. Add Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme and combine (leaving some streaks is just fine)
  4. Add Pudding Mix to a large bowl
  5. Add cold Milk
  6. Whisk briskly for 2 minutes
  7. Add Caramel Mixture to the Pudding
  8. Mix well. (If caramel has cooled too much, heat in microwave for 15 seconds at a time, until it is soft enough to combine).
  9. Pour pie filling into baked or ready-to-eat Pie Crust
  10. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours
  11. Whip Heavy Cream into Whipping Cream
  12. Pipe Whipped Cream onto pie as desired for decoration. (I used a zippered plastic bag with a whole cut in one corner as my piping bag).
  13. Top whipped cream with the set aside Kraft Caramel Bits
  14. Top pie with strips and curls of Baker's Premium White Chocolate
Notes
Holiday Baking Hack!
Use a Vegetable Peeler to shave Chocolate Bars into Strips and Curls.

This recipe is inspired by the movie Christmas With the Kranks -- a MUST SEE for any holiday movie watch list.

#SweetenTheSeason
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Funny Flub-ups! – The Caramel Sticky Buns Escapade

Meet Kirk, my son, who is now 20-years-old, 6 ft. 7 in. (and still growing), wears a size 17 shoe (Yikes, right?), and is heading into his senior year at college with a double major in Economics and Psychology, and a basketball scholarship. Now, this picture was taken about 2 1/2 years ago, and our story takes place about 3 years ahead of that…

My household erupted in hilarity one morning when Kirk decided to bake up some caramel sticky rolls. So sweet of him. Now granted, he was not baking them from scratch, but rather pulling the tube of buns out of the refrigerator that I had purchased from the grocery store the day before.

Kirk was unsure how to open the can of rolls (He was 15…and male…and we all know men don’t read instructions – they already know it all). So, instead of pulling the paper off the can and tapping it gently against the counter to make the tubing pop open, he took a pair of scissors and cut the metal ends off.

And get thisHe tried to push the (okay, I’m laughing so hard I can hardly write)…push the rolls out of the tube from one side to the other. HA! Of course, this did not work well. But eventually, the rolls were rescued, baked, and eaten–every scrumpdillyicious bite! We had a great family laugh to begin our long Labor Day weekend.

Being the ever-compassionate blogger that I am, I would not want you to experience such an embarrassing moment. So, here is a recipe for a homemade batch of Caramel Sticky Buns… (No tube required)!

Caramel Sticky Buns

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Funny Flub-ups! - The Caramel Sticky Buns Escapade
 
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Ooey-Gooey, warm, and delicious... Caramel Sticky Buns!
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Type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Baked Goods
Ingredients:
  • Dough:
  • 1/4 cup warm water (105° to 115°)
  • 1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp. finely grated orange zest
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon. salt
  • 4 to 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • Topping:
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) coarsely chopped pecans
Directions:
  1. Make the dough. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine warm water, yeast and 1 tsp. sugar. Stir to dissolve and let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add milk, butter, remaining sugar, egg yolks, orange zest, salt and 3 cups flour. Mix on low speed until blended. Switch to a dough hook and then, again on low speed, slowly incorporate the remaining 1 cup of flour. Increase speed to medium, kneading dough until smooth and slightly sticky (adding a little more flour if too wet), 3 to 5 minutes. Shape the dough into a ball and place in a large, buttered bowl. Turn dough over in bowl to coat with the butter from the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour (or 2 hours if not in an entirely warm place). After the dough has risen, punch down. Turn out onto a lightly floured cutting board and let sit 20 minutes.
  3. Make the filling. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Melt butter; keep separate.
  4. Roll dough out into a 12" x 18" rectangle. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Starting with the long side, roll dough into a cylinder. Place seam side down on a flat surface and cut crosswise into 15 slices.
  5. Make the topping. In a 1-quart saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, honey and corn syrup over low heat; stir until sugar and butter are melted. Pour mixture into a greased 9" x 13" pan and sprinkle pecans on top.
  6. Place dough slices, flat side down, on top of prepared topping. Crowd them so they touch. Cover with plastic wrap, leaving room for the buns to rise, and refrigerate overnight.
  7. Remove the rolls from the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature while the oven pre-heats. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake buns until golden, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove pan from oven and immediately (and carefully as not to spill hot topping on your toes!) invert onto a serving tray or baking dish. Let buns cool slightly and serve warm.
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