Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze


With Easter right around the corner I wanted to create a delicious breakfast.   Freshly baked homemade cinnamon rolls are one of my favorite things to make and eat!   I used my favorite quick and easy dough recipe combined with Lucky Leaf Strawberry Pie filling.  Lets just say that these were out of this world!


Nothing compares to Lucky Leaf’s pie filling.  It was bursting with delicious strawberries inside.  Can you imagine a cinnamon roll with a strawberry glaze and strawberries inside when you take a bite?   Life just doesn’t get much better than that my friends.  Oh wait, it does.  These are frosted with a Lemon Cream Cheese glaze.  It took these amazing cinnamon rolls to mind blowing levels.  It was the absolute perfect glaze for these delicious strawberry cinnamon rolls.


Cinnamon rolls can be intimidating, especially if you haven’t made them before.  Don’t you worry.  This recipe is perfect for those that want it quick and easy.  I am impatient when it comes to dough anyway.  I don’t want to wait for hours for them to rise.  I want to be able to throw everything in the oven within an hour and enjoy the deliciousness ASAP!   Once you use this dough recipe, it will become your favorite!  And once you try the amazing strawberry flavor in these cinnamon rolls, you will make them for your family again and again!

Ok.  Now Drool. 🙂


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Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze
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Delicious strawberry cinnamon rolls made with Lucky Leaf Pie filling and a quick and easy dough recipe! These will be in the oven in no time at all!
Serves: 9-12
  • Dough Ingredients:
  • 3¼ cups flour
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • Filling Ingredients:
  • 21 ounce can Lucky Leaf Strawberry Pie Filling
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 4 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest (one lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. To make the dough: In a small saucepan over medium low heat add the milk and butter. Stir until the butter has melted and remove from heat. Let stand until luke warm temperature.
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together 2¼ cups flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Add to the stand mixer with dough hook attached. (You can also make this by hand, just knead until smooth once all of the ingredients are added.) Add the egg and water and mix until just starting to combine. Slowly add in the milk mixture and 1 cup of flour until the dough starts to form and become smooth. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a large 9x15 square. About ¼-1/2 inch thick. Spread strawberry pie filling evenly on top of the dough. In a small bowl combine the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle on top of the strawberry filling. Roll up the 15 inch side into a log and pinch the seams. Cut into 9-12 slices depending on how thick you want your cinnamon rolls. Place in a greased 9x13 inch pan and cover with a damp cloth and let rise for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes or until just golden brown on the tops.
  5. To make the glaze: Beat together the cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar until smooth. Add the half and half, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest until combined. Frost over warm cinnamon rolls and enjoy!

This post was sponsored by Walmart and Lucky Leaf®.  All opinions expressed are my own!


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  1. Yum! These look amazing, I absolutely love the combination of strawberries and lemon. 🙂

  2. How gorgeous are these! I love the bright red color!

  3. My mouth is *watering*!!! I can just imagine the gooey strawberry filling and tart cream cheese glaze…. YUM YUM YUM! I will definitely be trying these!

  4. HOLY MOLY! You just took cinnamon rolls to a whole new level of delish! I didn’t think they could get much better…until now. Drooling. Pinning!

  5. What a beautiful morning dish!!!

  6. These look to die for!!!

  7. Cindy Rivera says:

    These look amaZing! Could we make the dough the night before? Or do you recommend to only let it stand for 10 mins?

  8. Can we use macerated strawberries instead of the pie filling?

  9. I can’t wait to try these! Yours look like the perfect size, did you make 9 or 12?

  10. These look amazing Alyssa! The only thing that could make the strawberry even better is the lemon glaze – yum!

  11. Anna Marie says:

    I made these today and they turned out very good!! They were really easy to make and I will make them again using different pie fillings!

  12. Joan Madison says:

    Alyssa, when I saw this recipe, my mouth was ready!! I made them this morning for my family and … Need I saw more!!! These are the best rolls I’ve ever made. They are light, not syrupy sweet , and oh so GOOD!!! A little messy to roll but , baby worth the mess!!! Already thinking about making some for friends. Do you know how many calories they are? My daughter wants to eat TWO!!!

  13. OMG! Just tasted these. They are AMAAAAAAZING!!! Seriously. Every one should go make these strawberry cinnamon rolls now. They are THAT fabulous!

    • Sorry. Used my wrong account. Can you delete my previous comment so I can repost (blush). LOL.

  14. Made these for a baby shower this morning & they were a hit!! Working on a 2nd batch for work tomorrow!!

  15. Leslie says:

    I’m so excited to try these! Quick question: Does it matter if the flour is self-rising or not?

    • Alyssa says:

      I used all purpose! But I also hear bread flour is great… I am going to have to experiment.

  16. Annamari says:

    Hello! I am from Hungary and we don’t have here Lucky Leaf Strawberry Pie Filling. What can I use instead of this? How to imagine the consistancy of this? Thanks for ur help:)

  17. I want to make them!! Do you think they will work if I prep them and store in the freezer.. bring to room temp and bake?!?!

  18. These are very tasty. My family really enjoyed them. Thanks!

  19. Carolyn Brown says:

    I have no pie I am trying this right niw with chunky strawberry jam

  20. These were sooo yummy made them today

  21. Looks really great! But i got one question, what is half and half?

  22. mary hamilton says:

    those look yumy. i want to try them.thanks

  23. we don’t have that pie filling in the UK, can you recommend a recipient for a pie filling or an alternative please xx

  24. Do you know a good way to make these gluten free???

  25. Holly Cow Alyssa !!!!! you are a sexy bomb and this recipe oh my god 🙂

  26. I used cherries instead of strawberries and it was delicious !

  27. I made this this morning for breakfast making a few alterations useing what I had and it was amazing. I used the apple pie filling chopped up. Almond milk, and splenda. Ff cream cheese and I cnt believe its not butter ligh o and apple pie spice for the glaze instead of the lemon juice. Made 18 for 112, calories. Ty so much for this recipe. Its so versatile.

  28. These look amazing!!! I need them ASAP!

  29. Wouldn’t make these again. Ever try rolling up a sloppy pie filling with larger bits of fruit? Well, it’s a mess. I am experienced in making rolls, but the sloppiness and difficulties in cutting the slices was not worth it. I’d use the wonderful pie filling for something else, but never for this recipe again.

  30. Desiree Scott says:

    Quick question can u tell me what is half and half

  31. Cassidy kerlin says:

    Hey do you let the yeast rise before you put it in the flour mixture or just dry?

  32. Can u a bread machine

  33. Patrick Kehl says:

    Just tried to make these…looks like some errors in the recipe like 21 oz of pie filling and 1/2 tsp of sugar. Impossible to roll up 21 oz of pie filling into a roll – it’s a complete mess. Way too much filling. This is basically strawberry cobbler. A half a teaspoon of sugar is a pinch…why bother. I’d love to see a video of someone trying to make this.

  34. nice change up with strawberries- my best bud loves raspberries & I bet they would be yummy

  35. The list of ingredients asks for 3 1/4 cups flour. The instructions ask for 2 1/4. Which is it? Thank you.

  36. Never mind. I see now where the extra cup of is used.

  37. oh yum. love the pie filling option do much easier & options open.


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