Salted Caramel Pecan Pastry Ring

Salted Caramel Pecan Pastry Ring

Breakfast is such a huge motivator in my life. I don’t let myself eat until after my workout. It’s good to have something to work toward!

Does that work for everyone? Nope. My friend is more of an evening exerciser. By that time, I am done and a half. Can barely move, except to lift the fork to my mouth to eat dessert. That’s my workout later in the day!

When you want a good breakfast treat that is homemade but easy, I recommend turning to refrigerated biscuits. Not Β to make biscuits with, silly. To make something far more fun. This salted caramel pecan pastry ring is delicious and perfect for the morning, not to mention pretty quick to put together. It takes the usual five minutes or so!

Salted Caramel Pecan Pastry Ring

When I bake, I often listen to music. It helps pep everything up and I like to fling flour around while I dance in the privacy of my own kitchen. Sometimes the songs are a bit lacking, like this one on the radio lately that just will not stop.

Salted Caramel Pecan Pastry Ring

I have no idea who sings it, so bear with me. It’s got lyrics that go something like, “If we’re talking bodies, you’ve got a perfect one so put it on me.” Wow. Those are some lyrics. Yes, I’m being a snob about it. I’m an English teacher.

But the most annoying part about the song is the kind-of chorus, where the singer just bleats one word: “Bodies.” Like, over and over. Or at least it seems to never end.

Salted Caramel Pecan Pastry Ring

Why do I keep listening? Well, I don’t anymore. Now I change the station as soon as I realize what’s happening. But the first few times, it was like rubbernecking at a traffic accident. I just couldn’t listen away. I had to figure out if this was really a song.

If I’ve offended you because you love this artist, song, or bodies in general, sorry. I had to get that off my chest before moving onto a much more pleasant topic.

Salted Caramel Pecan Pastry Ring

This miracle of a breakfast treat is made by dipping bits of refrigerated biscuit dough into a brown sugar and butter mixture laced with pecans and coarse sea salt. The result is quite lovely, and must be taken very seriously.

In other words, have plans to eat breakfast if you make this. Don’t skip it. Commit.

Salted Caramel Pecan Pastry Ring

Breakfast should be something you look forward to, no matter what you crave. Hey, we all like different music, clearly. So we probably don’t all want sweet pastry for breakfast. But I do, so pass this over!


Salted Caramel Pecan Pastry Ring


3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/3 cup butter
2 tablespoons water
1 can refrigerated biscuits (I used the Immaculate Baking brand)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a bundt pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the brown sugar, pecans, sea salt, butter, and water. Heat on medium until the butter melts, stirring consistently. Remove from the heat.
  3. Open the biscuits according to package directions. Separate the biscuit dough into roughly 20 thinner pieces and break each piece in half. Roll each half into a ball and drop it into the brown sugar mixture in the saucepan.
  4. Toss all the dough pieces to coat. It's fine if they get mushy and lose their shape.
  5. Spoon the dough into the bundt pan, pressing down to make one even layer. The dough will only come up partway in the bundt pan.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes until brown and bubbly. Remove from the oven and cool for five minutes. Invert carefully onto a plate.
  7. The ring is best served warm, so if you need to, you can heat it up later in the microwave.


I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 42 Comments

  1. mira

    Yeah, pastry ring! With biscuits? Such a cool idea ! I don’t recall that song, but now I;m curious to hear it πŸ™‚
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    1. Mir

      Don’t be curious to hear it, Mira! I mean, you might love it. But then again, you might want to throw it off the side of a building.

  2. Danielle

    I love using biscuit dough! This pastry ring looks so delicious, love how easy it is to put together too!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Danielle! You know I don’t ever want it to be hard!

  3. Dani @ House in Tillford

    yumm this would be such a delicious breakfast! Or even an afternoon tea treat
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    1. Mir

      Or dinner, right? Any time of day, Dani. Thanks!

  4. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    I would eat sweet pastry for breakfast every day if I could. You know, if I actually managed to work out everyday! This pastry ring looks fantastic Mir!
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    1. Mir

      I love workout out, Stacey. Then I eat more dessert. It’s a good partnership!

  5. Michele @ Two Raspberries

    LOL breakfast is a huge motivator in my life too! except its my motivation to get the heck outa bed cause I’m hungry! … I am an eveing exerciser, I just can’t get moving until evening I lag through the day and then night time I am wired! I think I might be naucternal or something hahaha πŸ˜‰ anyways this recipes looks incredible! it reminds me of monkey bread and mmm I could eat this whole ring and I love that you added pecan’s! YUM pinning this!
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    1. Mir

      We’re all wired differently, Michelle! My husband’s nocturnal, too. I just can’t do anything useful after 2 PM! πŸ™‚

  6. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    This would definitely motivate me to get out of bed in the mornings, Mir! Now I just need to work on exercising first! πŸ™‚ I love the salted caramel on here. This sounds like it would make a fantastic breakfast or dessert!
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    1. Mir

      Ha! I just put my real clothes out of reach and my workout clothes next to the bed. Then I have to work out! πŸ™‚

  7. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Mira, this is the best looking pastry ring ever!!!! I love it! When I run with friends, we run in the mornings and just eat a banana with almond butter for some fuel. But when I run or workout at home, I workout at night. . not the best thing, I know, but it’s the only time I can do it on those days. . I also listen to music whenever I’m in the kitchen .. I love music . . just makes everything move better and with pep, like you said! πŸ™‚
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    1. Mir

      That’s good fuel, Alice! And workouts whenever are fine. I just can’t do nighttime. By then, Kenny has to drag my butt upstairs because I’ve lost the ability to form coherent sentences. That didn’t happen before kids…

  8. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    MIR, Dude, I was looking at Mira’s blog right before this!!! sorry!!!!
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    1. Mir

      Oh, I am SO offended. πŸ˜‰ Hilarious, Alice!

      1. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

        oh gawd. . I was trying to delete that first comment but didn’t see that option. I’m glad we’re tight like this, Mir. . πŸ˜›
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        1. Mir

          Me too, Alice. We crazy tight. πŸ™‚

  9. Kennedy Cole| KCole's Creative Corner

    Salt and caramel are THE BEST combination ever! This looks absolutely divine!
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    1. Mir

      Could not agree with you more, Kennedy!

  10. Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

    Yummylicious is all I can say for this lovely breakfast! Looks absolutely delicious and inviting!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Anu!

  11. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I workout first thing in the morning too. Mainly because otherwise I will make excuses not to do it, but like you I use breakfast as my motivation. Especially when it is sweet and delicious.
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    1. Mir

      I am right there with you, Dannii! I look at exercising like brushing teeth. It’s something that you do to take care of yourself without questioning it!

  12. Sam @ SugarSpunRun

    I WISH I could motivate myself to workout in the morning, ugh I just can’t seem to do it. Maybe if I had THIS breakfast as my motivator I might be able to make it happen, though!
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    1. Mir

      You can, Sam, if you want! It shouldn’t be a “should,” but a “want.” If not, forget it! πŸ™‚

  13. Rachel @ Bakerita

    This looks incredible!! I love pecans and this looks so sticky and gooey and delicious πŸ™‚
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    1. Mir

      Rachel, long time no see! πŸ™‚ Thanks much. It’s definitely sticky and gooey!

  14. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Oh wow! This looks heavenly!
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    1. Mir

      Yep yep. But hardly vegan, Medha!

  15. Harriet Emily

    Ahahaha the bit about the music made me laugh so much Mir! Some of my favourite songs have the strangest lyrics, but I end up still listening to them anyway as I love the rhythm!! I always listen to music when I’m cooking too, but luckily I tend to get so in the zone as I cook that I kind of forget it’s on (which is good when a song I don’t like is playing). But back to the recipe – this looks stunning! I love salted caramel and pecans, so this is 100% my kind of cake!! Definitely a perfect post work out treat!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Harriet Emily! I sometimes totally tune out the lyrics and just listen to the melody, only to learn later (and be horrified) that the lyrics were offensive or really dirty. Or both!

  16. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    Haha I don’t know that one but I’m sure Jordan does. #badparenting I have to have total silence in the kitchen or I can’t concentrate! I love this ring, is it on NutriSystem? KIDDING!
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    1. Mir

      Ask Jordan, really. I dare you. πŸ™‚ Nothing that great is on NutriSystem, Dorothy. It’s the rule of the world that the really great stuff isn’t on any diet plan. Rats!

  17. Anna @ shenANNAgans

    Hello Saturday morning breakfast. All the yarm! What a delicious idea. Absolutely cannot wait to try it. πŸ™‚ I have vowed not to listed to the radio these days, I spend WAY to much time cursing and not enjoying.
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    1. Mir

      Yep, you’re right, Anna. I’m just too lazy to pop in a CD!

  18. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg

    Mir – I’ve resorted to listening to Spotify nowadays because the music on the radio is SO BAD! I love listening to music while baking, too. It keeps me company. This pastry ring can also keep me company because it looks sticky, sweet and perfect for a weekend morning. Thank you for sharing.
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    1. Mir

      It is, but it’s easy. I need to remember to have my phone ready when I go anywhere to play me music. I’m old school and always forget!

  19. Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks

    I don’t think I’ve heard that song and I’m fairly certain I don’t want to. This breakfast ring sounds like a better idea. Totally genius to use canned biscuits!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Rachelle! And no, you do NOT want to. It’s no fun! πŸ™‚

  20. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    You had me at salted caramel. These biscuits look crazy awesome! I have not heard that song…and I hope I never do! Thanks for warning me about it. LOL!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Jocelyn! It’s a truly annoying song. I just turned it off again yesterday!

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