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Two Cherry Sweet Rolls on a white plate with fresh cherries on top as garnish.
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CHERRY SWEET ROLLS WITH ALMOND CREAM CHEESE GLAZE

CHERRY SWEET ROLLS WITH ALMOND CREAM CHEESE GLAZE
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
rise time4 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 30 mins
Course: Breakfast and Brunch, Breakfast Breads
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 263kcal

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 ¼ teaspoon 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup warm milk 110-115 degrees
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • ½ teaspoon pure almond extract

For the filling:

  • 2 cups fresh cherries pitted and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter

For the cream cheese glaze:

  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract

Instructions

  • -In the bowl of a stand mixer using the dough hook or a large bowl with a wooden spoon, mix all the dough ingredients until the dough comes together into a smooth, elastic ball. *Note -this should take approximately 7 minutes on medium speed if using a stand mixer and longer if kneading by hand.
  • -Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead by hand for an additional few minutes.
  • -Place the dough into an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm draft-free place until doubled (about 1 ½ to 2 hours).
  • -While the dough is rising, stir together the cherries, sugar, and almond extract. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • -After the dough had doubled in size, punch down to deflate and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface.
  • -Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out into an approximate 10"x 14" rectangle.
  • -Using an offset spatula, spread the softened butter evenly over the dough.
  • -Drain the cherries and spread them evenly over the buttered dough.
  • -Roll the dough, starting with the long side, to form a cylinder.
  • -Slice both ends of the cylinder off to create even ends. Discard the ends.
  • -Slice the cylinder of dough into 12 equal size portions.
  • -Place the cut dough into a 9" x 13" pan that has been sprayed with baking spray. *Note - You may need to reform them slightly with your hands after they've been sliced, so they resemble their original circular shape.
  • -Loosley cover the pan with plastic wrap and allow the rolls to rise again until doubled (approximately 1 ½ - 2 hours)
  • -Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • -Place the sweet cherry rolls into the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown.
  • -Remove to a wire rack and cool completely.
  • -To make the glaze, whisk together the cream cheese, butter, sugar, and almond extract in a medium-sized bowl.
  • -Use an offset spatula to generously spread the glaze on top of the sweet cherry rolls, and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 322IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg