Sweet Cherry Rolls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Sweet cherry rolls are a delicious and easy-to-prepare treat that are perfect for breakfast or as a sweet snack.

Made with cherry preserves and a simple roll dough, these sweet treats are baked to perfection in a cast iron skillet. The high heat of the skillet helps to create a golden, crispy crust on the outside of the rolls while keeping the interior tender and fluffy. The juicy cherries provide a sweet and fruity flavor that perfectly complements the rolls’ buttery flavor, making them a hit with both kids and adults alike.

When making sweet cherry rolls in a cast iron skillet, it is important to prepare the skillet properly to ensure that the rolls cook evenly and don’t stick to the surface. This usually involves coating the skillet with oil or cooking spray and heating it up over medium heat until it is hot. Once done, the cherry rolls can be served warm with a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of icing for a truly indulgent experience.

Sweet Cherry Rolls

Sweet cherry rolls are a delicious and easy-to-prepare treat that are perfect for breakfast or as a sweet snack.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet Cherry Rolls
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 521kcal
Author: Ned Adams
Cost: $15


  • 12" Cast Iron Skillet


  • 3 ½ – 3 ¾ cups flour all-purpose
  • ¼ oz active dry yeast
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 6 tbsp butter unsalted, cubed
  • cup sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 cup cherry preserves
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream


  • In a stand mixer bowl, combine flour and yeast.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine milk, sour cream, butter, sugar and salt. Cook on medium heat until mixture reaches about 120 degrees, stir occasionally.
  • Add butter mixture to flour mixture while the mixer is on low speed. Then add the egg. Mix until it turns into dough. You might have to add flour depending on how sticky it is.
  • Switch to a dough hook on stand mixer and beat dough for about 5-10 minutes. The dough shouldn’t be sticky.
  • Let dough rise for 1 hour 30 minutes in a warm place.
  • Once dough is ready roll it out in a 14×10 rectangle. Spread cherries, lemon over dough and fold over and seal edge. Cut into 10 rolls.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and and bake for 30 minutes in a 12″ cast iron skillet.
  • Mix cream and powdered sugar to make a topping for the rolls after they are done.


Credit: Cast Iron Desserts 2016 Magazine (page 60)


Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 470mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 417IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3mg

Dutch Oven Daddy is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

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