Introduction:
Cinnamon Rolls with Berry Filling are a delightful twist on the classic cinnamon roll recipe, adding a burst of fruity goodness to the sweet, warm, and comforting treat we all know and love. These rolls are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or any time you’re craving a cozy indulgence. The combination of the soft and fluffy dough, the aromatic cinnamon-sugar filling, and the vibrant berry compote make these cinnamon rolls a true culinary masterpiece. While cinnamon rolls themselves have a long and storied history, this particular variation adds a modern twist by incorporating fresh berries. So, let’s embark on a culinary journey to create these mouthwatering Cinnamon Rolls with Berry Filling!

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours (including rising time)
Servings: 12 rolls

Ingredients:

For the Dough:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 tsp) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk (110°F or 43°C)
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp salt

For the Cinnamon Filling:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon

For the Berry Filling:

  • 2 cups mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp cornstarch

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

1. Prepare the Dough:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine warm milk and yeast. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until it becomes foamy.
  2. Add melted butter, sugar, eggs, and salt to the yeast mixture. Mix well.
  3. Gradually add in the flour, mixing until the dough forms.
  4. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  5. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until it doubles in size.

2. Make the Berry Filling:

  1. In a saucepan, combine mixed berries, granulated sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the berries break down and the mixture thickens (about 10 minutes). Set aside to cool.

3. Roll and Fill the Dough:

  1. Roll out the risen dough on a floured surface into a 16×20-inch rectangle.
  2. Spread the softened butter evenly over the dough.
  3. Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture evenly over the butter.
  4. Carefully spread the berry filling on top.

4. Roll and Cut:

  1. Roll up the dough tightly, starting from the longer side.
  2. Slice the rolled dough into 12 equal pieces using a sharp knife or dental floss.

5. Bake:

  1. Place the rolls in a greased 9×13-inch baking dish.
  2. Cover the dish with a clean kitchen towel and let the rolls rise for an additional 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  4. Bake the cinnamon rolls for 20-25 minutes, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.

6. Make the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, softened butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.

7. Frost and Serve:

  1. Allow the cinnamon rolls to cool for a few minutes.
  2. Spread the cream cheese frosting over the warm rolls.
  3. Serve these Cinnamon Rolls with Berry Filling while they’re still warm and enjoy!

NUTRITION FACTS:

Serving SizeCaloriesTotal FatSaturated FatCholesterolSodiumTotal CarbohydratesDietary FiberSugarsProtein
1 Cinnamon Roll37517g10g76mg244mg51g2g26g5g

Concluding Paragraph:
Cinnamon Rolls with Berry Filling are a delightful fusion of tradition and innovation, combining the comforting flavors of cinnamon rolls with the fruity freshness of a berry compote. Whether served as a special breakfast treat or as a dessert for a gathering, these rolls are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The soft, pillowy dough paired with the sweet and tart berry filling, all topped with luscious cream cheese frosting, creates a symphony of flavors and textures that make this dish truly unique and irresistibly delicious. So, indulge in the warmth and sweetness of these Cinnamon Rolls with Berry Filling, and savor each bite of this delightful culinary masterpiece!