Are You An Avid Cinnamon Roll Lover?
This is a brilliant fruity twist to a nationwide classic. The strawberry’s in the middle of these rolls give it a beautiful red color and when you combine it with the smoothness of the cream cheese icing then you will get a flavor bomb in your mouth! Personally, I don’t care for lemon flavored things so I left the lemon stuff out but hey if you like that stuff then go for it!!
- 3¼ cups flour
- 2 tsp instant yeast
- ¼ cup white sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup water
- ¾ cup milk
- ⅓ cup butter, softened
- 21 ounce can Lucky Leaf Strawberry Pie Filling
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 4 ounce cream cheese, softened
- 3 Tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ¼ cup half and half
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon lemon zest (one lemon)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- To make the dough: In a small saucepan over medium low heat add the milk and butter. Stir until the butter has melted and remove from heat. Let stand until luke warm temperature.
- In a large mixing bowl whisk together 2¼ cups flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Add to the stand mixer with dough hook attached. (You can also make this by hand, just knead until smooth once all of the ingredients are added.) Add the egg and water and mix until just starting to combine. Slowly add in the milk mixture and 1 cup of flour until the dough starts to form and become smooth. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a large 9×15 square. About ¼-1/2 inch thick. Spread strawberry pie filling evenly on top of the dough. In a small bowl combine the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle on top of the strawberry filling. Roll up the 15 inch side into a log and pinch the seams. Cut into 9-12 slices depending on how thick you want your cinnamon rolls. Place in a greased 9×13 inch pan and cover with a damp cloth and let rise for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes or until just golden brown on the tops.
- To make the glaze: Beat together the cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar until smooth. Add the half and half, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest until combined. Frost over warm cinnamon rolls and enjoy!
I make these at LEAST once a year for holidays and everyone always stands in the kitchen waiting for the oven to get done because it smells so good and they are so sweet and flavorful!! Oh and one more thing. If you buy bakers sugar instead of confectioners sugar then the flavor won’t turn out chalky like those edible chalk sticks that the kids buy at the store for $0.50. Bakers sugar is a bit more expensive but it comes with alot and it will last you a long time. The sugar is more fine than normal sugar so when you mix it with milk it makes a delicious tasting icing.
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