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Strawberries and Cream Skillet Roll

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Your breakfast just got an upgrade. This giant sweet roll is stuffed with cream cheese, fresh strawberries and tons of flavor. It’s so much fun to slice and serve!

One giant sweet roll stuffed with cream cheese and strawberries. It's like a giant strawberry cheesecake danish!

     Breakfast just got better! Imagine a skillet filled with one gigantic cinnamon roll… but instead of being filled with cinnamon it’s filled with strawberries and cream cheese.  It is so good!  You can cut yourself a small piece or go for the gusto. It’s a perfect breakfast or brunch all spring long.

   I have had this idea for a little while now, I was just waiting for the perfect opportunity to try it.  The three of us don’t need to eat a sweet treat this size all by ourselves.

   With a dozen people coming over, it seemed like a good time to make it a part of the menu.  Plus, I had plenty of other options if this didn’t work.  Luckily it wasn’t a problem.  It got rave reviews!

slice of large roll with layers of bread, cream cheese and strawberries

   Aunt Donna had mentioned putting cream cheese in the giant cinnamon roll post I had a while back.  But I wanted to switch up the flavor profile all together and make it part sweet roll and part strawberry cheesecake.

   So it is layers of whole wheat sweet roll dough around a cream cheese filling and slices of fresh strawberries.  A little glaze on top and it is a perfect spring treat.

slice of strawberry cinnamon roll with large cast iron skillet behind it.

   I made it for dessert and it was gone before the night was over!  It would be a really great breakfast as well!

    You may like fresh strawberries and cream bundt cake or maybe strawberry cheesecake baked oatmeal.  What are your favorite berry treats?

   If you love the skillet roll concept, but would like to try something with more autumnal flavors, check out my pumpkin spice skillet roll with maple brown butter glaze. It is a fabulous fall breakfast!

Have you ever tried making a giant cinnamon roll? What twists would you put on yours?

Yield: 12 Servings

Strawberries and Cream Skillet Roll

slice of strawberry cinnamon roll with large cast iron skillet behind it.

Your breakfast just got an upgrade. This giant sweet roll is stuffed with cream cheese, fresh strawberries and tons of flavor. It’s so much fun to slice and serve!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients

Dough

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (or additional ap flour)
  • 1 Tablespoon yeast
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup milk, warmed
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 pound strawberries, sliced

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk or cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

Instructions

  1. Mix the flour, sugar, salt and yeast in your mixer bowl. Add warm milk, butter and egg. Mix until completely combined. 
  2. Scrape down sides, then attach your dough hook. Allow it to work the dough on low for five minutes.
  3. Transfer dough into a greased bowl and cover. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about an hour. The dough is ready when you touch it and the indent stays down.
  4. Pat or roll out into a 12 x 20-inch square on a floured surface.
  5. Mix together cream cheese, egg, vanilla and sugar. Spread over dough. Cut into two inch strips. Spread sliced strawberries over cream cheese mixture. 
  6. Roll the first strip and place in the center of a greased 12-inch cast iron skillet. Add the rest of the strips in circles around the center.
  7. Let dough rise to double again. You can let it rise on the counter for another hour, or in the fridge overnight. 
  8. Bake at 350°F for thirty minutes
  9.  Mix together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Drizzle glaze over hot roll.
  10. Allow to cool slightly, but it is best served while still warm.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 287mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 3gSugar: 17gProtein: 8g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Your breakfast just got an upgrade. This giant sweet roll is stuffed with cream cheese, fresh strawberries and tons of flavor. It’s so much fun to slice and serve!

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Jan

Sunday 29th of April 2018

I can't wait to make this one and take the whole skillet to work! I think I'll do it soon since Strawberry Season is upon us! THanks for sharing @ Celebrate 365 Blog Party's Brunch Week Link Up

Carlee

Tuesday 1st of May 2018

It would definitely be a good idea to have somebody to share with! Thanks, Jan!

Debbie

Monday 29th of May 2017

Hi Carlee, where did you get this idea from? I love it. I've always enjoyed cinnamon rolls and Chelsea buns, but this strawberry cheesecake sweet bun sounds very, very nice indeed! And would make a prefect naughty, but nice breakfast too!

xx

Carlee

Tuesday 30th of May 2017

I went through a skillet roll phase a few years back. I love the spectacle of one giant roll and playing with the flavors is fun too. I ended up with a pumpkin one, a traditional cinnamon roll, a gingerbread one with eggnog glaze and this one. Now I kind of want to remake them all!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Monday 29th of May 2017

I was drooling over this when you first had it on Instagram! I would be afraid of the two of us devouring it by ourselves, so saving this for the next time we have company!

Carlee

Tuesday 30th of May 2017

Ha! It is hard to stay out of it, I know from personal experience!

Carole

Sunday 28th of May 2017

Hi Carlee, this would fit perfectly in Food on Friday under the Pot Luck theme. Hope you bring it on over. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

Carlee

Tuesday 30th of May 2017

Hi, Carole! Thank you!

Mary K.

Saturday 27th of May 2017

Now that looks like a breakfast fit for champions. The best of both worlds, breakfast and dessert all rolled into one.

Carlee

Tuesday 30th of May 2017

My favorite kind of dish! Thanks, Mary!

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