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Carrot Cheesecake Cinnamon Roll Cups

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 10

Carrot cake meets cheesecake meets cinnamon rolls in this fun and easy springtime recipe. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

6
oz cream cheese, softened
2/3
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
cup coarsely shredded carrots
3
tablespoons chopped pecans
1
tablespoon golden raisins
1
can (17.5 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 10 regular-size muffin cups with shortening or cooking spray.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add powdered sugar; beat until smooth. Beat in vanilla and cinnamon. Stir in carrots, 1 tablespoon of the pecans and the raisins until just combined.
  • 3
    Separate dough into 5 rolls; set icing aside. Unroll each roll into strip. Cut each strip in half to make 10 strips.
  • 4
    Coil and firmly press strip into bottom and side of each muffin cup.
  • 5
    Fill each cup with about 1 rounded tablespoon cream cheese filling, pressing filling slightly into each cup.
  • 6
    Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until rolls are baked through and golden brown. Cool 2 minutes in pan, then transfer to cooling rack. Top each roll with about 1/2 teaspoon of the chopped pecans.
  • 7
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave icing uncovered on High 8 to 10 seconds or until thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over warm rolls. Cool 10 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Swap chopped pecans on top with sweetened coconut flakes, if desired.
  • Swap pecans with chopped walnuts, if desired.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
330mg
14%
Potassium
50mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
20g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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