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Easiest Sweet Rolls Recipe with Mixed Berry

Easy and delicious! This sweet rolls recipe is a “berry good” alternative to the traditional cinnamon roll. Add mixed fruit jam to these sweet yeast rolls to make them extra yummy! Perfect for breakfast or dessert.

Mixed Berry Sweet Rolls Recipe

I usually stick with “semi-homemade” recipes because I have a big family, so time and effort is a concern.

Honestly it is rare for me to make something completely from scratch. But around the holidays I get cravings for all the homemade baked goods.

That’s where these sweet yeast rolls come in. They are exactly like cinnamon rolls . . . but with berry jam!

Sweet Rolls Recipe

I made these mixed berry sweet rolls recipe over Thanksgiving weekend to share with my family and they were so delicious, completely homemade, and really simple.

If you’ve never made sweet yeast rolls before, they are very easy. You need to factor some rise time in for the dough, but otherwise they are very simple.

They are truly my favorite dessert that also works as a breakfast.

Homemade sweet yeast rolls with raspberry jam and cream cheese frosting

Tips for Sweet Yeast Rolls

These sweet yeast rolls are basically berry cinnamon rolls, so some of the same tips for cinnamon rolls apply here. Here are some tips for success:

  1. Make sure all butter is very soft but not melted. Take the butter out of the fridge a few hours before you want to make this sweet roll recipe. It will incorporate easily into the dough and you won’t overmix.
  2. Save time by mixing the dough the day before and letting it rise overnight in the fridge. It’s the perfect way to shave a few hours off the process while you are sleeping. And honestly, cold dough is easier to work with. Tip: you can freeze these rolls at any point during the process, just make sure that they get their time to rise. You can also freeze them after they are done!
  3. Roll the dough tight but not too tight. You want it to be easy to cut when it’s in a roll, but you don’t want it to be so tight that it doesn’t bake properly. If you find the dough is loose and isn’t cutting properly, stick it in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  4. Don’t pack the rolls together in the pan. If you find that your pan is too small, get a second pan. You want to give the rolls a place to expand.
  5. Do NOT overbake! I can’t stand crunchy cinnamon rolls. I like them soft. Check them five minutes before baking time is done to make sure they aren’t overbaked.

Type of Jam

You can use any jam you like for this sweet roll recipe, whether it be store bought or homemade. My favorites are strawberry and raspberry, or a mix of the two.

If you want a suggestion or recipe, try our DIY strawberry freezer jam. We made it for a gift and there are some cute labels too, if you’re interested.

Versatile Dough

The roll itself is light and fluffy and so tasty. It is easy to whip up, and only takes time because it has to rise.

It uses ingredients I already had on hand and is the perfect versatile recipe that can be used for dinner rolls or breadsticks too!

I used some homemade mixed berry jam, and I think one of the best parts of this recipe is that it could be used with any kind of jam and that makes the possibilities basically endless!

Mixed Berry Sweet Yeast Rolls

Berry Sweet Roll Recipe

Ingredients

Filling

  • 3/4 cup berry preserves
  • 1/4 cup softened butter or margarine

Rolls

  • 3 1/4 cup white flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 teaspoons yeast
  • 2 T softened butter or margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 cup softened butter or margarine
  • 2 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 T milk
  • 1 teaspoon berry preserves

Directions

Combine roll ingredients in a bowl and mix on low using dough hook for about 5 minutes.

Sweet Yeast Rolls - making the dough

Turn dough out on lightly floured surface and knead 2 – 3 times. Pat into a ball shape and cover with a towel to rise for 1 – 1.5 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough on floured surface to a 12 x 18 rectangle.

Mixed Berry Sweet Roll Recipe - spreading the jam

Mix filling ingredients together and spread across the dough. Roll into a log and divide into twelve rolls for a 9 x 13 pan.

How to make berry cinnamon rolls

Place rolls in greased pan and let rise another 20 – 30 minutes. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, until slightly golden.

Mixed berry sweet roll recipe - adding cream cheese frosting

Let cool for 15 minutes. Mix all frosting ingredients together and spread on top.

Get your printable berry sweet roll recipe here:

Yield: 12 people

Sweet Rolls Recipe

Mixed Berry Sweet Rolls Recipe

Easy and delicious! This sweet rolls recipe is a "berry good" alternative to the traditional cinnamon roll. Add mixed fruit jam to these sweet yeast rolls to make them extra sweet and yummy! Perfect for breakfast or dessert.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients

Mixed Berry Filling

  • 3/4 cup berry preserves
  • 1/4 cup butter, (softened)

Rolls

  • 3 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water, (warm)
  • 3 teaspoons yeast
  • 2 T butter, (softened)
  • 1 egg(s)
  • teaspoon salt

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter, (softened)
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, (softened)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 5 T milk
  • 1 teaspoon berry preserves

Instructions

  1. Combine roll ingredients in a bowl and mix on low using dough hook for about 5 minutes.
  2. Turn dough out on lightly floured surface and knead 2 - 3 times. Pat into a ball shape and cover with a towel to rise for 1 - 1.5 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough on floured surface to a 12 x 18 rectangle.
  4. Mix filling ingredients together and spread across the dough. Roll into a log and divide into twelve rolls for a 9 x 13 pan.
  5. Place rolls in greased pan and let rise another 20 - 30 minutes. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes, until slightly golden.
  6. Let cool for 15 minutes. Mix all frosting ingredients together and spread on top.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 roll

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 470Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 152mgCarbohydrates: 76gFiber: 1gSugar: 44gProtein: 5g

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Homemade sweet yeast rolls with mixed berry filing

I hope you enjoy making – and eating – these sweet yeast rolls! And be sure to visit us as we blog about style, food, and the things we love over at the Pretty Life Girls.

If you enjoy this sweet roll recipe, you’re also going to love these fresh peach and raspberry mini pies. Just click on the image to view the recipe:

Follow this recipe to make these easy, delicious, and super cute fresh peach and raspberry mini pies!
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