Strawberry Cheesecake Sweet Rolls

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I made some sweet rolls a couple months back that were extra special. My sweet little bun in my oven turned me on to the idea of filling sweet bread with strawberry jam and cheesecake filling. Then rolling them into a log and slicing them in cinnamon roll style and baking them into the sweet goodness that she is.

Strawberry Cheesecake Sweet Rolls | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Yep, she. <3

Strawberry Cheesecake Sweet Rolls | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I found out last week on my 35th birthday that my 4th bundle of joy arriving this October is a sweet little girl. I’m on cloud 9. And her big brothers are ecstatic. And so is her daddy.

Strawberry Cheesecake Sweet Rolls | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

And what do you know, these Strawberry Cheesecake Sweet Rolls are all pink and white like the swarm of baby clothes I’m already shopping for.

Rolled up tight like a swaddled baby, these yeast free sweet rolls will have you satisfied in less than an hour. Yum!

Strawberry Cheesecake Sweet Rolls

Dough:
2 cups all purpose flour
2 Tb sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 Tb butter
3/4 cup milk

Filling:
4 oz low fat cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup, plus 2 Tb strawberry preserves

Icing:
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 Tb milk
1/2 tsp vanilla

Gather all the necessary ingredients and preheat your oven to 400F.

Strawberry Cheesecake Sweet Rolls | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Combine the dough ingredients in a large bowl and mix together gently until a sticky dough forms.

Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until soft and smooth. Roll out the dough into a 13×9 in rectangle.

Combine the cheesecake filling ingredients and make red and white stripes across the length of the dough using equal portions of cheesecake filling and strawberry jam.

Roll up jelly roll style into a log and slice horizontally using string or a sharp knife.

Arrange the 9 rolls onto an 8×8 casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray.

Strawberry Cheesecake Sweet Rolls | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked through. Check with a toothpick if needed.

Strawberry Cheesecake Sweet Rolls | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Combine the icing ingredients and drizzle over the sweet rolls.

Strawberry Cheesecake Sweet Rolls | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Serve warm with hot coffee or a cold glass of milk. Yum!

These were definitely famished fish friendly!

Strawberry Cheesecake Sweet Rolls | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

You may also enjoy Spiced and Iced Pumpkin Monkey Bread

Do you have a special food that reminds you of a special someone?

Strawberry Cheesecake Sweet Rolls

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Number of servings: 9

Per Serving 319 calories

Fat 7 g

Carbs 57 g

Protein 5 g

9


Strawberry Cheesecake Sweet Rolls

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 8

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

    For the Dough

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Tb sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 Tb butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • For the Filling

  • 4 oz low fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup, plus 2 Tb strawberry preserves
  • For the Icing

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tb milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Gather all the necessary ingredients and preheat your oven to 400F.
  2. Combine the dough ingredients in a large bowl and mix together gently until a sticky dough forms.
  3. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until soft and smooth.
  4. Roll out the dough into a 13×9 in rectangle.
  5. Combine the cheesecake filling ingredients except the jam in a small bowl. Make red and white stripes across the length of the dough using equal portions of cheesecake filling and strawberry jam.
  6. Roll up jelly roll style into a log and slice horizontally using string or a sharp knife.
  7. Arrange the 9 rolls onto an 8×8 casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked through. Check with a toothpick if needed.
  9. Combine the icing ingredients and drizzle over the sweet rolls. Serve warm.

Notes

Serve warm with hot coffee or a cold glass of milk.

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

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I find myself on the breakfast fence often. Do I want to hop over the sweet or savory side of the fence? I mean, one can never really go wrong with savory. Like Pumpkin Spinach Quiche or Sun Dried Tomato French Toast Sandwich.

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

But some days those sweet taste buds on the tip of my tongue (or all over if you want to argue with scientific myths), tell me they want something ooey, gooey and full of sticky sweetness. On those days I turn to Spiced and Iced Pumpkin Monkey Bread or these No Rise Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls. This guilty breakfast was inspired by Lori Lange from Recipe Girl. But of course, I had to add caramel to this delight! And the fact that I smothered it in Caramel Cream Cheese Icing only added more to the guilt.

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Would you like to feel a little naughty in the kitchen this morning? Join me in following these simple steps. And the best part is-you don’t have to wait around for your dough to rise.

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients:
Apple Filling
2 medium apples, peeled and diced
1 Tb butter
1 Tb granulated white sugar
1 Tb brown sugar

Caramel Cinnamon Filling
4 Tb butter, very soft
1 cup brown sugar
3 tsp ground cinnamon
2 Tb Smuckers Fat Free Caramel Topping

Cinnamon Roll Dough
2 cups Gold Medal® All-Purpose Flour, plus 1/2 cup for kneading
2 Tb granulated white sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 Tb butter, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup Daisy Light Sour Cream
1/4 cup milk
1 large egg

Caramel Cream Cheese Icing
1 cup powdered sugar
4 Tb cream cheese
3 Tb butter
1 Tb Smuckers Fat Free Caramel Topping

First chop up two peeled apples and mix them with the butter and sugars in a medium skillet….

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