Cherry Vanilla Bean Sweet Rolls

Cherry Vanilla Bean Sweet Roll |

I have officially entered the I’m-losing-my-mind phase of packing for our move. I mean, I’ve been skirting around it for a while, but I have full blown, completely stopped thinking clearly.

We have about 3 weeks left until the move, and in that time we are squeezing in: both of our families coming to town, a birthday party, graduation, a graduation party, and a family weekend trip to Washington D.C.

More specifically… we’re fitting all of that in the next 5 days. And then moving.

Soooooooooooo…. yeah. That’s happening.

Cherry Vanilla Bean Sweet Roll |

And it’s weeks like this week that remind we why I LOVE recipes like this one: it has a shortcut. Hallelujah. Am I right?!

These Vanilla Bean Cherry Sweet Rolls are delicious, easy to make, ready in about an hour, and gorgeous to boot!

I used my quick bread dough an easy and from-scratch base. If you wanted to make your own cherry filling, this strawberry sauce recipe is a perfect recipe to use (subbing cherries for the strawberries of course). But I used a pie filling for these. It cuts down on time and dishes, and as long as you choose a great brand (Lucky Leaf!!!), it still tastes amazing!

Cherry Vanilla Bean Sweet Rolls

Yield: approximately 1 dozen


  • 1 Recipe Quick Bread Dough, risen once
  • 21 oz. cherry pie filling
  • For the frosting:
  • 2 - 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla paste (or the insides of one vanilla bean)


  1. Roll out dough to about 1/4 inch on a well floured surface. Spread the pie filling over the dough.
  2. Roll the dough jelly-roll style. Cut into approximately 12 slices.
  3. Grease a 9x9 baking dish. Place the rolls close together in the dish. Cover and let rise in a warm place until almost doubled in size.
  4. Bake at 365 degrees F for approximately 25-30 minutes until golden brown on top.
  5. For the frosting:
  6. Use a hand mixer to beat the cream cheese until smooth. Mix in the sugar and vanilla paste and mix well. The frosting will only be grainy for about 5 minutes, but it will be smooth after that.
  7. Spread the frosting generously over warm cinnamon rolls and serve fresh.

Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.