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Pineapple Sweet Rolls
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
4 hrs 30 mins

Sweet, tender yeast rolls wwirled with a luscious pineapple cream cheese filling, topped with tangy cream cheese frosting. This tropical twist on the classic cinnamon roll is sure to be a hit at your next brunch!

Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, brunch, buns, Cream Cheese, Easter, pineapple, Sweet Rolls
Servings: 12
Calories: 486 kcal
For the Dough
For the Filling
  • 8 ounces Philadelphia Cream Cheese brick, softened
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (half a stick), softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups roughly chopped pineapple (about 1/2 fresh pineapple, peeled & cored)
For the Icing
Make the Dough:
  1. Place the warm water and sugar in a large mixing bowl, and sprinkle the yeast over the surface.  Set aside for 5 minutes and allow the yeast to get foamy.

  2. Combine the oil, buttermilk, egg, and salt in a liquid measuring cup and stir together with a fork.  
  3. Add to the yeast and water mixture, stirring to combine.
  4. Stir in the flour and mix on medium-low speed until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl (about 5 minutes.)
  5. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap.  Allow to rise in a warm place, for 1-2 hours.
Make the Filling:
  1. Place the cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until fluffy.  
  2. Stir in the chopped pineapple.
Assemble the Rolls:
  1. Lightly mist a 9x13-inch glass baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Sprinkle the work surface with flour and pat the dough into a rectangle shape.  
  3. Roll the dough out to a thickness of about 1/8-inch.  
  4. Spread the filling evenly over the surface.
  5. Working from one long edge, carefully roll the dough into a log.  
  6. Cut the log into 12 equal portions, and place each roll, cut side down, into the prepared dish.  
  7. Allow the rolls to rise, in a warm place, for one hour.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and bake the rolls for 20-25 minutes, or until they are puffed and golden.  
  9. Cool for 30 minutes, then drizzle with icing.
Make the Icing:
  1. Beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar together until smooth.  
  2. Add the milk and vanilla.
Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Sweet Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 486 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 203mg9%
Potassium 139mg4%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 545IU11%
Vitamin C 9.9mg12%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.