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Sweet Cinnamon Rolls

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Sweet Cinnamon Rolls
Sweet Cinnamon RollsTyler Essary / TODAY
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Ingredients

  • One 16 ounce pack of pre-made whole wheat pizza dough, such as Trader Joe's
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup dried fruit, mixture of apricots, cranberries, dates, cherries, raisins, or any mix of dried fruit
  • 2 teaspoons bourbon vanilla
  • Icing
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 6 tablespoons of whole milk
  • Chef notes

    Sweet dried fruit pieces and a little pumpkin spice give these rolls a truly wintry twist. 

    Preparation

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees and use a 9-inch baking cake pan, lined in parchment paper. 

    1.

    Roll the dough into an 8-inch x12-inch rectangle. 

    2.

    In a small bowl, mix the melted butter, pumpkin pie spice and 1/3 cup of the sugar. Spread the mixture evenly onto dough, leaving a 1/2 inch boarder around the outside edge. 

    3.

    In a small bowl, cover the dried fruit with vanilla and hot water to plump them up, about 5 minutes. Drain liquid from fruit and sprinkle the fruit over the dough. 

    4.

    Start rolling the dough from the long edge up, like a carpet. You will get a 12-inch long tube of dough. Cut into six 2-inch thick rounds and place in the pan a 1/2 inch apart. 

    5.

    Allow to proof in a warm spot, until the dough doubles in size, about 45-60 minutes (or overnight in the refrigerator.) 

    6.

    Bake until the dough is cooked and tops are golden about 22-28 minutes. Cool slightly

    7.

    Meanwhile make the icing. In a bowl, add the cream cheese, remaining sugar and milk, and whip until smooth. 

    8.

    Spread the icing over the top and enjoy!