Cherry Sweet Rolls
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Adapted from my one hour cinnamon roll recipe, this quick and easy cherry sweet roll recipe is a great variation. Topped with a sweet, creamy glaze, this makes a perfect breakfast or dessert! Recipe source: Adapted from Valley Ridge Recipes
Serves: 24-32 large sweet rolls
  • 3 and ½ cups warm water (about 115 degrees F)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 6 Tablespoons (yes, Tablespoons per original recipe!!) rapid rise/quick yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 3 eggs at room temperature
  • 11 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans sweet cherry pie filling
  • 4 cups powdered/confectioners sugar
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (optional)
For rolls:
  1. Prepare two large cookie sheets (half-sheet size) with parchment paper or silpat mats. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl (I used my 6qt stand mixer), combine water, yeast, oil and sugar. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Add eggs, flour and salt, and mix for 10 minutes. I used the dough hook on my stand mixer. You can also do this by hand, with a wooden spoon until it all comes together, and then a kneading motion for the rest of the time.
  4. Pour dough onto a floured surface, and knead until dough is soft, smooth and not too sticky. Only add additional flour if it's unworkable and sticking to the surface and your hands.
  5. Roll dough into a large rectangle, approximately 18x26 inches.
  6. Filling and Assembly:
  7. Evenly spread 2 cans of cherry pie filling over dough, leaving the top 1-inch of the dough uncovered.
  8. Slowly roll the dough into a log. This will be messy. Cut into 24 1-inch pieces.
  9. Place rolls on to prepared cookie sheets. Cover them with clean towels and set aside to rise for 20 minutes in a warm, draft-free spot.
  10. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees (F).
  11. Bake for 12-20 minutes or until golden brown. {The original recipe called for just 10-12 minutes, but I had to bake mine for 20 minutes and they were perfect.}
  12. For glaze:
  13. Combine all ingredients (sugar, half and half, vanilla, butter) in a medium sized bowl. Stir or whisk until smooth.
  14. Pour glaze over rolls as soon as they come out of the oven.
  15. Enjoy!
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