Strawberry-Swirled Cinnamon Buns

It doesn’t get any better than these warm jam-swirled cinnamon buns – perfect for any brunch gathering.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Difficulty Level Intermediate
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb (500 g) refrigerated pizza dough, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) softened butter, divided
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) cinnamon
  • cups (375 mL) E.D.SMITH TRIPLE FRUITS® Strawberry Raspberry & Plum Fruit Spread divided
  • 4 oz (125 g) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (250 mL) icing sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract

Directions
 

  • Grease 12 large muffin cups. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to make 15- x 9-inch (30 cm x 23 cm) rectangle.
  • Stir together 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon; fold in 1 cup (250 mL) fruit spread until ribbons form in mixture. Spread mixture over dough, leaving 1/2-inch (1 cm) border around edge. Starting at one long side, tightly roll up dough to form log, pinching edges. Cut into 12 slices; lay each slice flat in prepared muffin cup. Cover with tea towel; let stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes or until dough has doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and tops spring back when pressed lightly. Let cool for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, whip together cream cheese, remaining butter, icing sugar and vanilla. Spoon evenly over warm cinnamon buns.
  • Heat remaining fruit spread until melted; drizzle or swirl over cinnamon buns.

Tips

  1. Slice and toast day-old cinnamon buns; spread with butter and additional jam.
Type Breads, Scones & Rolls - Pastries
Season/Occasion Kid Friendly - Spring & Easter - Thanksgiving, Autumn & Halloween