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Sweet Rolls with Pineapple

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.


2 dozen

These sweet rolls with pineapple are very similar to the kind found in bakeries...only better! Pineapple adds just the right amount of sweetness. My husband can't eat just one. —Bernice Morris, Marshfield, Missouri
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  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 to 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons 2% milk


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add 1 tablespoon sugar; let stand 5 minutes. Add milk, 1/4 cup butter, eggs, salt, remaining sugar and 1-1/2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a floured surface; divide in half. Roll each into a 12x8-in. rectangle. Brush each with about 1 tablespoon remaining butter. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Pinch seam to seal.
  4. Cut each into 12 slices. Place, cut side down, 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Brush with remaining butter. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 425°.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and pineapple until blended. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  6. Place a teaspoon of filling in the center of each roll. Bake until golden brown, 12-16 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks.
  7. For glaze, combine confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over warm rolls.
Sweet Rolls with Pineapple Tips

How do you store sweet rolls with pineapple?

Unglazed sweet rolls can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and glaze before serving. Leftover glazed rolls, on the other hand, can be stored in an airtight container overnight at room temperature or for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.

Can you make these sweet rolls with pineapple dairy-free?

Like most great pineapple recipes, you can make these sweet rolls with pineapple dairy-free by using one of many dairy-free milk alternatives and one of our top-rated vegan butter brands.

Can you use other kinds of yeast to make sweet rolls with pineapple?

If you only have instant yeast, you can use that in the same amount as the active dry yeast called for in the recipe. Keep a close eye on the dough as it rises, since it will likely take less time to rise than it would if you'd used active dry yeast. Check out our ultimate yeast guide for more great tips.

Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 sweet roll: 188 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 148mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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