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15-Minute Sweet Roll Cheesecake Danishes

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Why buy Danish pastries when you can make your own in about 20 minutes?
15-Minute Sweet Roll Cheesecake Danishes

Why buy Danish pastries when you can make your own in about 20 minutes? Using Hawaiian rolls as the basel and an easy-to-make homemade cream cheese filling, you can enjoy these sweet treats any time of the day!

15-Minute Sweet Roll Cheesecake Danishes

Ingredients For Sweet Roll Cheesecake Danishes

  • Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Cream cheese
  • Egg
  • Sugar

15-Minute Sweet Roll Cheesecake Danishes

How To Make Sweet Roll Cheesecake Danishes

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F and place a 9×13-inch baking dish with 2 tbsp of unsalted butter in the oven while it preheats.
  2. While the butter is melting in the oven, separate the rolls and cut an X into the top of each roll. Be careful not to cut all the way to the bottom. Using your finger or the handle of a wooden spoon, widen the hole carefully. Place the rolls in the baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon and pour evenly over the rolls.
  4. Make the cream cheese filling: beat the softened cream cheese with the egg and sugar until smooth.
  5. Place the filling in a ziplock bag and cut one of the corners to use it as a piping bag. Pipe the frosting directly into the hole in each roll.

Bake the rolls for 15 minutes and serve immediately.

15-Minute Sweet Roll Cheesecake Danishes

Can I Prepare These Danishes Ahead Of Time?

Yes, you can make the filling, fill the rolls, cover them with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until you are ready to bake them.

15-Minute Sweet Roll Cheesecake Danishes

15-Minute Sweet Roll Cheesecake Danishes

15-Minute Sweet Roll Cheesecake Danishes

Why buy Danish pastries when you can make your own in about 20 minutes?
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 SERVINGS
Calories: 268kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Ingredients

  • 1-12 ct package Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
  • 2 tablespoons butter (to grease the baking dish)
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F and place a 9x13-inch baking dish with 2 tbsp of unsalted butter in the oven while it preheats.
  • While the butter is melting in the oven, separate the rolls and cut an X into the top of each roll. Be careful not to cut all the way to the bottom. Using your finger or the handle of a wooden spoon, widen the hole carefully. Place the rolls in the baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, mix the melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon and pour evenly over the rolls.
  • Make the cream cheese filling: beat the softened cream cheese with the egg and sugar until smooth.
  • Place the filling in a ziplock bag and cut one of the corners to use it as a piping bag. Pipe the frosting directly into the hole in each roll.
  • Bake the rolls for 15 minutes and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Calcium: 0.8mg | Iron: 0.7mg

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Prevent The Rolls From Burning?

All you can do is keep an eye on them. If you feel the filling is not cooked through and the rolls are getting too dark, cover them with foil until they finish cooking.

Can I Use A Different Type Of Roll?

Yes, you can use any sweet roll of your choice, but Hawaiian rolls are recommended.

What If I Don’t Have A Piping Bag?

Using a ziplock bag is recommended. Place the filling into the bag and cut a small corner to use it as a piping bag.

How Do I Make Sure Cheesecake Filling Stays Inside The Rolls?

When cutting the X on top of the rolls and making the whole bigger, be careful not to cut all the way through so the filling doesn’t escape through the bottom.

What Adjustments Should I Make If Using Cream Cheese From The Fridge?

Microwave the cream cheese for a few minutes until softened, and then prepare the filling.

Can I Add Additional Toppings?

You can top them with chopped nuts, sprinkle more cinnamon on top, or drizzle them with icing after baking them.

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