Strawberry Twists with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze

Strawberry Twists with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze are sure to become your new favorite addition to Sunday brunch! A homemade strawberry filling makes these twists extra special and delicious and the lemon cream cheese glaze is going to knock your socks off!

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Strawberry Twists with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze are sure to become your new favorite addition to Sunday brunch! A homemade strawberry filling makes these twists extra special and delicious and the lemon cream cheese glaze is going to knock your socks off! | Mom On Timeout

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A couple of weeks ago I went on a trip to a strawberry farm here in California. We gorged on strawberries for days afterwards and ever since then, I feel like my day isn’t complete without some strawberries. #firstworldproblems

That’s why, when I decided to share one of my favorite cinnamon roll recipes with y’all for Mother’s Day, they somehow turned into these strawberry twists with lemon cream cheese glaze…you don’t mind, do you?

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I made the strawberry filling using my favorite strawberry ice cream topping as a base. A little corn starch to thicken it up was all it needed and holy goodness, you’re gonna want to eat this stuff with a spoon. In fact, go ahead and double the batch, you’re gonna want to put it on and in everything you make for the next week.

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The dough recipe is based on a recipe that a co-worker gave my mom, like 20 years ago. The cinnamon roll dough calls for mashed potato flakes which, if you’re anything like me, throws you off for a second. The thing was, my mom had tasted the cinnamon rolls at her office and knew, without a doubt, that this recipe was something special.

It is.

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It’s a great base for any sweet roll recipe and is perfect for these twists. The results speak for themselves: a slightly sweet roll that is so incredibly soft and tender and perfectly complements the sweet strawberry filling. I used Almond Breeze Almondmilk for the dough (as well as for the glaze) and you simply couldn’t ask for a better tasting or looking twist!

Strawberry Twists with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze are sure to become your new favorite addition to Sunday brunch! A homemade strawberry filling makes these twists extra special and delicious and the lemon cream cheese glaze is going to knock your socks off! | Mom On Timeout

Now let’s talk about the glaze.

Strawberry Twists with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze are sure to become your new favorite addition to Sunday brunch! A homemade strawberry filling makes these twists extra special and delicious and the lemon cream cheese glaze is going to knock your socks off! | Mom On Timeout

I use the term glaze here loosely. I based this glaze of my perfect cream cheese frosting and added some lemon juice, lemon zest and Almond Breeze Almondmilk to it.

In my book, it’s not a frosting if it drips down the side of a cake when applied. You could totally thin this out with a little more Almond Breeze Almondmilk if you’d like, or use a little less powdered sugar. Totally up to you. I say you can never put too much lemon zest in this glaze. I love how the brightness of the lemon really freshens up the whole twist. Seriously delish.

Strawberry Twists with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze are sure to become your new favorite addition to Sunday brunch! A homemade strawberry filling makes these twists extra special and delicious and the lemon cream cheese glaze is going to knock your socks off! | Mom On Timeout

So there you have it – my cinnamon roll recipe turned strawberry twists! This recipe is really just perfect for Mother’s Day or any day you want to treat your family. It’s an extra special recipe that will have you licking your lips and wondering if anyone would notice if you snagged a second one from the stack…do it!!

I sure hope you give these strawberry twists with lemon cream cheese glaze a try real soon – I know you’re going to love them!

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Strawberry Twists with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze
 
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Strawberry Twists with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze are sure to become your new favorite addition to Sunday brunch! A homemade strawberry filling makes these twists extra special and delicious and the lemon cream cheese glaze is going to knock your socks off! | Mom On Timeout
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 24 twists
Ingredients
Strawberry Filling
  • 2 cups diced fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
Twists
Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ½ tbsp lemon juice
  • 2-3 tbsp Almond Breeze Almondmilk
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
Strawberry Filling
  1. Stir the strawberries and sugar together in a small saucepan over medium-low heat for 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Stir in lemon juice and corn starch. Turn heat to medium and heat for another five minutes, stirring frequently, until the filling has noticeably thickened.
  2. Remove from heat and transfer to a heat safe container, like a glass canning jar, and refrigerated until needed.
Twists
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1½ cups flour and the yeast. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat the almondmilk, potato flakes, butter, sugar and salt until it reaches between 120F - 130F. I use my favorite digital candy thermometer to make sure I get it right on the money.
  3. Add the heated mixture and two eggs to the flour and yeast mixture and beat on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  4. Stir in as much flour as you can by hand or by using the "stir" setting on your mixer.
  5. Lightly flour a cutting board or other solid surface. Knead dough for about 5 minutes using additional flour as needed to keep the dough from sticking.
  6. The dough should be smooth and elastic. Divide the dough in half.
  7. Lightly grease two medium bowls (I like to use butter). Place half of the dough in each bowl, turning the dough over once to grease the top of the dough.
  8. Cover the bowls with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size - about an hour.
  9. Meanwhile, line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  10. Roll out half of the dough at a time into a 12-inch x 8-inch rectangle.
  11. Spread half of the chilled strawberry filling down one half of the rectangle. (Picture above.)
  12. Pull the other half of the dough over the filling and press ends to seal.
  13. Cut into twelve even strips and place on parchment lined baking sheets.
  14. Repeat with remaining half of dough and filling. Cover and let rise for another 30 minutes or so, or until nearly doubled in size again.
  15. Preheat oven to 375F.
  16. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  17. Drizzle lemon cream cheese glaze on top and serve warm.
  18. Store leftovers in an airtight container.
  19. Gently twists each strip
Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze
  1. Beat the cream cheese and butter together until light and fluffy. Beat in the lemon juice, milk and lemon zest. Beat the powdered sugar in one cup at a time until desired consistency is reached.

Strawberry Twists with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze are sure to become your new favorite addition to Sunday brunch! A homemade strawberry filling makes these twists extra special and delicious and the lemon cream cheese glaze is going to knock your socks off! | Mom On Timeout

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Comments

  1. Thanks for the recipe. I love making dough with potato flakes. I just want to verify that you twist the strips right after cutting them and before letting them rise, correct. thank you.

  2. Oh goodness gracious, these are seriously calling my name!

  3. These are beautiful! We have a ton of homemade jams in our cellar and I think I just found a new way to use them :)

  4. Andi @ The Weary Chef says:

    Drooling for these! Strawberry and lemon sounds perfect combo!

  5. I am in love with this, and my family would be too! Going to have to save this for when we get good fresh strawberries here this summer!

  6. These are gorgeous!! Between that spectacular filling and the cream cheese glaze, they wouldn’t last a minute at my house :)

  7. How gorgeous are the strawberries this year? I haven’t seen them this good in years. We’ve been in strawberry heaven! These twists are to die-for, such a luscious way to put those berries to good use.

  8. Yes please!! These look amazing. I can’t wait to try them out myself. Considered these pinned.

  9. This looks like a great, versatile pastry! Perfect for breakfast or dessert!

  10. Debra A Attinella says:

    Wow – I love these twists and they have my two favs strawberries and lemon!

  11. Vickie H. says:

    This looks wonderful but I DO have a question…..how do you keep from killing the yeast when you add in that scalding hot almond milk mixture to your flour/yeast mixture?…..I always follow the folks at King Arthur Flour and they caution against temps that high when activating yeast…..I keep re-reading your instruction so maybe I am a bit confused….I really want to make these……appreciate your clarification…..thanks for sharing what appears to be a fabulous treat recipe.

    • Hi Vickie! The milk actually just gets heated to 120-130 degrees – the recommended temperature for proofing yeast. Scalding hot milk would not be a good idea at all :) Thanks for stopping by!

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