Raspberry Cream Cheese Sweet Rolls

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Raspberry Sweet Rolls are soft, buttery rolls spread with a sweet cream cheese mixture and stuffed with juicy raspberries.

Soft, buttery rolls spread with a cream cheese mixture and stuffed with juicy raspberries. These Raspberry Cream Cheese Sweet Rolls make a special treat.

Raspberry Sweet Rolls

These raspberry sweet rolls were a favorite with everyone at Easter this past weekend.

What’s not to love about raspberries, cream cheese and buttery yeast bread?

This basic dough recipe is a family favorite used in our traditional cinnamon rolls. The raspberry and cream cheese filling in these rolls is a new twist, making them perfect for Spring brunch.

Soft, buttery rolls spread with a cream cheese mixture and stuffed with juicy raspberries. These Raspberry Cream Cheese Sweet Rolls make a special treat.

Sweet Roll Recipe

I’m super partial to this sweet yeast dough recipe. All the butter and eggs in the dough make it super soft and moist. 

The dough for these rolls can be made the night before and placed in the refrigerator to rise until morning.

In the morning, just take the dough out of the fridge and roll it out. A bit time intensive yes, but worth every bit of effort.

These rolls use my favorite basic sweet yeast dough recipe as the base. For extra tips and tricks and a tutorial on how to make the perfect dough, be sure to check out that post before you make these!

Cream Cheese Raspberry Sweet Rolls

Raspberry Sweet Rolls

Soft, buttery rolls spread with a cream cheese mixture and stuffed with juicy raspberries. These Raspberry Cream Cheese Sweet Rolls make a special treat.
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Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Additional Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 -9 rolls

Ingredients 

For the Dough

  • 1/2 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter well softened, but not melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all purpose flour

For the Cream Cheese Filling

  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For the Raspberry Filling

  • 1 and 1/2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 ounce cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons of milk.

Instructions

  • Proof the yeast in the warm milk for 10-15 minutes or until bubbly. Whisk in the sugar, butter, salt and egg. Stir in the flour until the dough comes together.
  • Knead the dough on a floured surface for a few minutes until it is smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl and let rise until double in size.
  • To make the cream cheese filling, beat together the cream cheese, butter and sugar until smooth. Stir in the vanilla. Toss the raspberries in the cornstarch right before rolling out the dough.
  • Roll the dough into an 10 by 18 inch rectangle. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the dough with a butter knife. Sprinkle with the raspberries and roll up tightly starting on the short edge.
  • Using thread or a very sharp knife, cut the log into 8 or 9 rolls. Place them in a greased 12 inch skillet or 11 x 7 baking pan. Let rise in a warm place until double. Bake at 375 F for 15-16 minutes. Double check the center rolls to make sure they are not doughy before removing from the oven.
  • Let the rolls cool slightly before drizzling with the glaze. Add more milk if necessary to thin the glaze.

Nutrition

Serving: 1roll · Calories: 419kcal · Carbohydrates: 50g · Protein: 7g · Fat: 22g · Saturated Fat: 13g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g · Trans Fat: 1g · Cholesterol: 81mg · Sodium: 324mg · Fiber: 2g · Sugar: 22g
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    • Kate says

      Hi there! I’m going to make theses for breakfast for thanksgiving this year. Can you make the whole thing the night before and then just throw in the oven the next morning? Is that ok to do? Has anyone tried that??
      Thanks!

  1. Sally Puskaric says

    I love all your recipes. I only have internet access on my phone trying to send them to my email so I can print them out at my work.

    • Deborah Gonzales says

      Throw it out and start over. Either your milk was too cool and never activated the yeast or it was too hot and killed it.

    • Kim says

      The milk should be heated to exactly 110 F . If the milk is too hot, it will kill the yeast. If the milk is not hot enough, the yeast will not react.

  2. Miranda says

    These rolls are amazing. I used frozen strawberries b cause that is what I had and they were great! I just cut them up so they were about the size of raspberries. I also made a batch for Valentine’s Day and added some semi sweet chocolate chips. There were wonderful and very pretty! Thanks so much for the great recipe!

    Miranda

  3. Susan says

    I’m glad I found your recipe…thanks for sharing! I’m going to try on one side of the roll by adding chocolate to the cream cheese filling….then add some of my home made raspberry Chambord sauce to the icing and drizzle that on them when finished. I will post with a pic and update to see how it came out.

  4. Megan says

    This recipe looks delicious! Do you have an estimate of how long the dough has to rise for at step 2 though? Thanks so much!

  5. Jenny says

    Wow! These are perfection. I made them just as the recipe specified and I wouldn’t change a thing! Yum! These are new family favorite. Thank you for this recipe!

  6. Elyse says

    I made these for my family and they were a huge hit! Everyone loved them and we could not believe how soft the dough was. Very delicious!

  7. amber says

    I had a terrible time with these. I made the dough the night before and let rise for a while before I stuck it in the fridge over night. Everything came together when I assembled them the next morning but the frozen raspberries made the rolls so ice cold that I couldn’t get them to double before I baked them. They sat FOREVER and finally I just gave up and stuck them in the oven. 🙁

    • Amber M. says

      I don’t recommend putting the dough in the fridge to rise, because you are adding cold berries. Also you can take the raspberries out of the freezer while they are rising the first time and then they won’t be ice cold.

  8. Akilah says

    These are delicious! My hard-to-please toddler is helping me devour one now before my husband arrives to help us.

    The rolls are light, fluffy and tasty. The filling and topping have a beautiful flavour and balance with the tart raspberries without being too sweet.

    Keeper recipe!

  9. Natalie says

    These look delicious and want to make them But you don’t say about how long the rises take. I know time differs depending on yeast, temp, climate etc but it’s 4pm and I don’t know if we have time to make them to be ready for after dinner. Rough estimates of rising times would be super helpful!
    Thank you so much.

  10. Donna Smith says

    I have tried many recipes for a good easy recipe for my sweet roll creations. THIS is IT!!!! Didn’t have raspberries but did have freshly made mango ginger marmalade to create absolutely wonderful mango cream cheese rolls. The bread is tender and tasty. This is now my go to yeast bread. I do have a question about how many eggs does the buttery dinner rolls call for? Is it 2 + 1 for a total of 3?

  11. Linda says

    I have been making these for months. I double the receipe and get raves ! I have tried many, but, these are perfection ! I am making cinnamon rolls right now. Going to roll, season, put on giant cookie sheet, freeze then pop them off and put in ziplock bags. Christmas morning will pop them in baking dish, let rise , and bake. Thank you for the “perfect” basic dough receipe !