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Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Pull-Aparts

Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Pull-Aparts have all the flavor of cinnamon rolls except the dough is cut into squares and baked in a 9-inch square pan. When you flip them out of the pan, they are covered with a gooey, sweet brown sugar and pecan layer. 
Course Breads, Breakfast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Servings 12



  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup honey


  • 1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees)
  • 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add pecans and cook, stirring frequently until pecans are fragrant.
  • Add brown sugar, whipping cream, and honey. Stir well and cook over medium heat until sugar is melted. Pour into a greased 9-inch square pan.
  • To make dough, dissolve yeast in warm water in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together 2 1/4 cups flour, 1/4 cup light brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  • Add butter cubes and cut in until the mixture is crumbly. Add pumpkin, buttermilk, vanilla extract and yeast mixture. Stir to mix.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Dough will be very sticky and you may need to work a little more flour into it, but try to use as little extra flour as possible.
  • Knead dough a few times and then pat or roll into a square that is approximately 9 inches.
  • Cut dough into 16 squares and arrange them over the pecan mixture. 
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • Set baking dish on the counter for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 24 to 28 minutes. Immediately invert onto a serving platter.