Take classic cinnamon rolls to the next level with these Pear Pie Cinnamon Rolls!
Each year, I like to bring something new to the holiday dinner table. It could be a new dessert, side dish, main dish preparation or yeasty goodness. So this year with the help of a little nudge of Pavani (Cook’s Hideout) choosing the theme of Family Feast Breads, I decided to try a new cinnamon roll recipe.
See… They even look good without frosting!
Pears are one of my favorite fruits and this year one of my really good friends, K, has had trees filled with giant pears! This gave me the opportunity to play around with a few new dishes.. starting with these rolls! We used to have a pear tree on the farm, but…. mom wanted to add onto the house and guess what that meant?! Yup, you guessed it… had to cut down my precious tree *insert sad face*. Luckily, K has let me come over and raid her trees!
This cinnamon roll recipe really is just a matter of changing the filling so you can use my roll recipe or your personal favorite! Either way works! It’s quite simple and could easily be done with apples as well, but you’d have to remove some flour as some/most apples aren’t as juicy as pears. Either way… they’re good. Add a little spiced frosting on the top and they’re delicious! The chunks of pear might throw you off for a second or two because you’re not used to that sort of texture in your rolls. But, this has really been a hit going through the test phase and can’t wait to try it out on everyone over the holidays!
- Cinnamon Roll Dough
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/4 teaspoon yeast
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 1/2 teaspoons butter
- 1 egg
- Butter Filling
- 3 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Pear Pie Filling
- 3 pears, peeled, cored, small diced
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- In a mixing bowl, fitted with dough hook attachment, combine flour, sugar, salt, and yeast.
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter. Add the milk and water and heat to 90*-110*, do not get too hot otherwise it will kill the yeast!
- Pour liquids into flour mixture.
- Add egg.
- Add more flour if dough is too sticky. Mix until dough is smooth and pulls away from bowl.
- Turn out onto a floured surface and let rest 10 minutes.
- While resting, mix the butter filling ingredients together. Prepare pears and place all ingredients, but the flour in a saucepan and cook on medium-low until pears are tender. Stir in flour and allow to thicken. Remove from heat.
- Once dough has rested, roll out into an 11x15" rectangle.
- Spread butter filling over dough followed by pear pie filling.
- Starting with the long edge, start rolling to form cinnamon rolls.
- Cut roll into 12 rolls and place into a 9x13" baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm area and allow to proof; double in size.
- Bake at 350*F for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven, allow to cool 10 minutes and then frost.
- **adjust sugar to pears sweetness**
- **adjust flour for pears juiciness**
Ohh and they even taste good without frosting!
Let’s take a look at what my fellow bakers have baked for this month’s Family Feast Breads event:
- Butterflake Rolls from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Cardamom Fig Braid from A Shaggy Dough Story
- Challah Bread from la cocina de Aisha
- Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Buns from Food Lust People Love
- Chicken in a Blanket from Sneha’s Recipe
- Classic Dinner Rolls from A Baker’s House
- Cloverleaf Rolls from En La Cocina de Caro
- Cranberry & Orange Spice Bread from Baking in Pyjamas
- Eggless Coconut Pineapple Quick Bread from Seduce Your Tastebuds
- Edible Bread Basket from Passion Kneaded
- Mallorcan Ensaimadas from Ruchik Randhap
- Meyer Lemon & Cranberry Einkorn Bread from The Schizo Chef
- Pear Pie Cinnamon Rolls from From Gate to Plate
- Poppy Seed Coiled Challah from Bakingyummies
- Poppyseed Roll from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Povitica from Spiceroots
- Pumpkin Dinner Rolls from Cook’s Hideout
- Pumpkin Yeast Bread from Hostess At Heart
- Rose-shaped Buns from Sara’s Tasty Buds
- Savory Cheddar Honey Butter Rolls from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Simple High Fibre Baguettes from What Smells So Good?
- Smoked Cheddar Caramelized Onion Dinner Rolls from Noshing With The Nolands
- Sweet Dumpling Squash Drop Biscuits from Magnolia Days
- Thanksgiving Wreath Braided Bread Centerpiece from Pastry Chef Online
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