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Soft and gooey, homemade cinnamon rolls stuffed with fruit and nuts made with JuJu Royal Honey are the best! A pastry twist that you can make-ahead, and the whole family will love.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Madagascar vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 6 tbsp JuJu Royal Ginger Honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 egg and 1 tbsp milk, egg wash
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

Instructions

In a mixing bowl beat cream cheese and butter until light.

Add 1/4 cup of sugar, salt and vanilla.

With mixer on slow speed, add flour until combined.

Place dough onto a well-floured board and roll into a ball.

Cut balls into quarters, wrap each piece in plastic and refrigerate for an hour.

In a small bowl combine 6 tbsp honey, brown sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, raisins and walnuts.

On a well-floured board roll each dough into a 9-inch circle and 1/4 inch thick.

Spread each circle with 2 tbsp of apricot and sprinkle with 1/2 cup of walnut filling.

Press filling lightly into the dough and carefully roll up dough and tuck the corners under.

Using a piece of thread slice roll crosswise unto 1-inch wide pieces and transfer onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Chill for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350.

Brush rolls with egg wash.

Mix 3 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon and sesame seeds sprinkle onto rolls.

Bake 20 minutes until lightly browned.

Place onto cooling rack.