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Blueberry Sweet Rolls with Lemon Frosting

Blueberry Sweet Rolls are popping with fruity blueberries and they have an insanely delicious cream cheese layer too! It’s like blueberry cheesecake and the best sweet bread! Use you’re favorite homemade cinnamon roll recipe, or keep things really simple and use frozen dough!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls, Blueberry Rolls, blueberry sweet rolls
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Thawing and Rising Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 50 minutes
Servings 15 Rolls
Calories 313kcal


For the sweet rolls

  • 2 loaves frozen white bread dough Rhodes white bread is my favorite
  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup blueberry pie filling or blueberry jam

For the glaze/ frosting

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 TBSP heavy cream or milk
  • 1 TBSP butter room temperature


How to make blueberry sweet rolls

  • Thaw bread dough according to package instructions. I like either thawing it in the fridge overnight. See my tip below for making them ahead of time. 
  • Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar together until smooth. Use an electric mixer to make it easy. Set aside.
  • Roll thawed dough into a 12″x18″ rectangle, about 1/2 an inch thick.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture over the dough.
  • Spread blueberry sauce, or blueberry jam over cream cheese layer.
  • Roll the dough up jelly-roll style, starting with at the narrow end. Don’t roll too tightly or you’ll squeeze the blueberry sauce out.
  • Pinch the seams together.
  • Cut into rolls using floss or a sharp serrated knife. I usually make about 12-15 rolls.
  • Place rolls on greased, or parchment-lined, baking sheet.
  • Let rise in a warm spot until doubled, about an hour. Rising time will depend on room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • Cool and frost.

To make the lemon frosting

  • Mix powdered sugar, butter, lemon juice, and lemon zest together. If needed, add heavy cream to make it the right consistency.


Frosting: You can also use a can of prepared vanilla frosting. Add a Tablespoon of lemon juice and a teaspoon of lemon zest if desired.
Cinnamon Roll Dough: Using frozen dough is quick and easy, but you can also make your favorite homemade cinnamon roll dough if you want to make them from scratch.
Blueberry Sauce: Feel free to use homemade blueberry sauce, or a blueberry jam instead of blueberry pie filling.
How to store: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
To make ahead: To make sweet rolls ahead of time, assemble the rolls, then place in the refrigerator overnight. Bake in the morning.


Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 196mg | Iron: 3mg