Raspberry Cream Cheese Sweet Rolls

Dear Millie,

We had a potluck luncheon today with the Relief Society sisters to celebrate National Comfort Food Day that is this week.  It was great!  Two different kinds of funeral potatoes, homemade mac and cheese, a couple kinds of pizza, broccoli and cheese soup…lots of cheese!  I brought one of the types of funeral potatoes and I also made Raspberry Cream Cheese Sweet Rolls.  This was my second time making them because they were so good!  The recipe calls for fresh raspberries, but I had raspberry pie filling.  It turned out great!  You know what, I did a couple of things differently:

  • I used raspberry pie filling in place of fresh raspberries, and did not need the cornstarch or sugar for them.  I didn’t have lemons to zest, either.
  • I used maybe 1 1/2-2 Tbsp sugar in the cream cheese mixture, because I was worried it would be too sweet with the pie filling.
  • I used about a half a can of the pie filling for each batch.

REALLY, really good!  They were a hit both times.  The first time was just with our family and Gordon didn’t have one the night I made them, just a bite of mine.  He commented that maybe it was a little too sweet and that fresh raspberries would be better and would add a little tartness to balance it out.  The next day was a Sunday and I made sure there were enough for us to have after church, which the kids were sad about the night before, but happy about after church!  Gordon had meetings, so the children had theirs and I saved three for us to enjoy later and I took a nap.  When I got up, I discovered he’d eaten all three!  For someone who isn’t big on sweets and thought they were really good but not great, HUH.

Today’s luncheon proved again that they are amazing.  I think they’re best the day of (and still warm!), but I love, love, love them any way.  I also have fresh raspberries and lemons sitting in the fridge this very minute so I can make them again as the original recipe says (for Gordon’s work!  I promise!).

Are you convinced??

I know you don’t have a lot of time to be baking right now, but you will, and you should make these!  They take about an hour and a half from start to finish (and that includes rising time!).  Here’s a picture to further entice you:

Love you lots,

Grace

PS  The counting down is still happening!  We’re on Day 6 of Light the World.

A video and details here.  Advent activity calendar here.                                     December 6- Jesus Read the Scriptures and So Can You.

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