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Apricot Sweet Rolls

Apricot Sweet Rolls

Fresh Apricots make a delicious filling in these Apricot Sweet Rolls

Your mornings just became sunnier with these Apricot Sweet Rolls.

I’m down to my final few apricots left from the Peach Man. I bought a huge box of ripe apricots from our local fruit stand that needed to be used right away. I made homemade apricot jam and I have made these apricot sweet rolls three times! The kids are in sweet roll heaven!

Apricot Sweet Rolls are similar to a cinnamon roll but are filled with apricots.

For the first batch, I made an apricot filling with sugar, cornstarch and fresh cut apricots. When I went to roll up the dough I had nothing  but a giant mess.

The filling oozed out the sides and all over the counter. Then I cut the rolls….more mess. The end result was a delicious sweet roll, but I lost half the filling in the process.

Apricot Sweet Rolls with a fresh sweet drizzle.

I started batch two the next morning. This time I took the fresh apricots and cut them up into teeny tiny pieces. That was it.

Once the dough was rolled out, I brushed it with butter, sprinkled it with sugar and then sprinkled on the fresh cut apricots. Rolling the dough was just like rolling up cinnamon rolls; perfectly easy and absolutely beautiful.

The kids thought the rolls were delicious!

Apricot Sweet Rolls filled with a fresh apricot filling.

The third batch was simply because I still had a handful of apricots left and this time I just couldn’t resist!

I used my cinnamon roll recipe for the dough and then just added a very light sweet drizzle of icing at the end. It’s a good thing I’m out of apricots….I might be tempted to make another batch!

5 from 4 votes
Apricot Sweet Rolls
Apricot Sweet Rolls
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 25 mins

Perfect for breakfast or for a mid-morning snack. 

Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apricot, cinnamon rolls with fruit, sweet rolll recipe, sweet rolls
Servings: 12 rolls
Calories: 192 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 cup milk warmed
  • teaspoons yeast or one package
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3 whole eggs
  • ½ cup butter melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 - 5½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh apricots
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons milk
  1. In a large mixing bowl add milk, yeast and sugar. Let sit 5-10 minutes until yeast is bubbly.
  2. Add eggs, butter, salt and 2 cups of flour. Mix
  3. With mixer running, continue adding flour 1 cup at a time. You might not need all the flour.
  4. Knead for 5 minutes in a stand mixer or 10 minutes by hand.
  5. Place in a well greased bowl and cover.
  6. Let stand until doubled, 60-90 minutes.
  7. Punch down and place on a flat surface.
  8. Roll out into a 12 x 18" rectangle.
  9. Brush with melted butter (reserve some of the butter for the top of rolls)
  10. Sprinkle sugar over butter and then sprinkle cut apricots.
  11. Roll dough and seal seam.
  12. Cut into 1" slices and place in a buttered baking dish.
  13. Let rise approx 30 minutes
  14. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.
  15. Let cool in dish.
  16. Mix glaze ingredients together and pour over baked and cooled cinnamon rolls.
Nutrition Facts
Apricot Sweet Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 306mg 13%
Potassium 81mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Sugars 18g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 12.7%
Vitamin C 1.6%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 0.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    August 11, 2016 at 3:23 am

    I love sweet rolls, but I never thought to use apricot. Looks so good!

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      August 11, 2016 at 6:11 am

      They are pretty addicting!

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    Megan - The Emotional Baker
    August 4, 2016 at 2:41 am

    These sweet rolls look so delicious! I especially love that drizzle shot 😉 I’ve never baked with apricots, but the next opportunity I have to work with them, these rolls will be at the top of my list!

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      August 4, 2016 at 4:57 am

      This was my first time baking with them too. Usually I eat them fresh or make them into a jam.

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    Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
    July 29, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Wow, way to put this in season right now fruit to use! My kiddos LOVE apricots. Obsessed. I’ll make these when I get back from New York City next week. I’ll let you know how it goes!!! Have a great week Kathy.

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      July 30, 2016 at 6:56 am

      New York City! How fun! Safe travels and happy baking when you return! 🙂

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    karrie @ Tasty Ever After
    July 28, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Your kids must think you’re the best Mom ever! lol! Sweet rolls are my weakness and I could eat that whole batch of apricot ones all by myself. I’ve got to go find some apricots at the store so I can make these over the weekend.

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      July 29, 2016 at 6:35 am

      Without the kids, I could easily eat the whole batch by myself!

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    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    July 28, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Hey Kathy – my mouth is absolutely watering over these sweet rolls! What a great use for fresh apricots. Will definitely have to try these rolls. I can see why you made three batches. One is definitely not enough!

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      July 29, 2016 at 6:58 am

      These are a bit addicting! Just beware 🙂

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    July 28, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    I love this kind of rolls, anything sweet made with yeast actually, I so have to make them.

    • Reply
      July 29, 2016 at 7:00 am

      I hope you do…let me know how they turn out!

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    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    July 28, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Who doesn’t love sweet rolls? And they look so divine. I have recently brought a batch of fresh apricots, and now I know what I am gonna do with that! Wonderful share, Kathy.

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      July 29, 2016 at 7:01 am

      Since fresh apricots aren’t available all year long, it’s best to make these rolls while you’ve got some!

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    July 28, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Kathy these look so yummy. Totally and absolutely in love with the apricot sweet rolls

    • Reply
      July 29, 2016 at 7:07 am

      Trust me….they are really yummy!

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    July 28, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Sweet rolls are one of my absolute favorite treats to make! I’ve never done them with apricot – I love it!

    • Reply
      July 29, 2016 at 7:08 am

      You need to give them a try!

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    July 28, 2016 at 6:39 am

    This looks gorgeous and delicious. Can’t wait to try this out. Bookmarked!

    • Reply
      July 29, 2016 at 7:09 am

      Thanks! I hope you give them a try!

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    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    July 28, 2016 at 6:15 am

    I’ve been wanting to make sweet roll from some time now! Your apricot ones look perfect and delicious! Thanks for inspiring me to make them!

    • Reply
      July 29, 2016 at 7:10 am

      I hope you enjoy them.

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    David @ Spiced
    July 28, 2016 at 4:41 am

    You had me at sweet rolls, Kathy! I seriously love a good cinnamon roll, and you’ve adapted this one to use fresh summer fruit…so I think I’m in love now! 🙂 If I send you some apricots, will you send me back part of the 4th batch?

    • Reply
      July 29, 2016 at 7:15 am

      There’s no guarantee if I make another batch that they would last….things disappear rather quickly around here!

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    July 28, 2016 at 4:07 am

    OMGee Kathy! You’re killing me with these! Apricot are a favorite at our house, so these will need to be on the menu soon!

    • Reply
      July 29, 2016 at 7:17 am

      If you love apricots, you will love these sweet rolls!

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    July 28, 2016 at 12:05 am

    Kathy this fresh apricot filling sounds divine!!

    • Reply
      July 29, 2016 at 7:24 am

      Thanks, Ami!

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    July 27, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    I love sweet rolls, the addition of apricot sounds wonderful!

    • Reply
      July 29, 2016 at 7:25 am

      This sweet roll recipe is quite versatile.

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    July 27, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Oh good lord, sweet rolls are my weakness and these look beyond delicious, Kathy! Fresh apricots in sweet rolls?! OMG. NEEEEED!! I’m drooling over here! Pinned! Cheers!

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      July 29, 2016 at 7:33 am

      Now you know why I’ve made three batches! They are really good! 🙂

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    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    July 27, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    These feel like the perfect summer version of sweet rolls – they even look summery! 🙂

    • Reply
      July 29, 2016 at 8:39 am

      I agree….perfect summer sweet roll.

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    July 27, 2016 at 11:39 am

    I haven’t made sweet rolls in a long time! These look fantastic! Pinned!

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      July 29, 2016 at 8:50 am

      Thanks! They were fantastic 🙂

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    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
    July 27, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Yum, I just saw fresh apricots in my store and wondered what I could do with them. Looks delicious!

    • Reply
      July 27, 2016 at 8:54 am

      It’s the season for apricots! And these sweet rolls are just the thing to make with some!

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    July 27, 2016 at 7:02 am

    I’d be very happy to take that next batch off your hands! 😉 Oh my….these are fabulous!

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      July 27, 2016 at 8:53 am

      I have to admit, I’ve had absolutely no willpower with these around!

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    Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
    July 27, 2016 at 6:51 am

    You certainly made good use of those apricots, Kathy! I love a good roll like this! Your kids must have been so happy to have all those goodies around the home 🙂 Pinning!

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      July 27, 2016 at 8:53 am

      The kids were quite happy!

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