Candied Fruit Sweet Rolls #BreadBakers

Candied Fruit Sweet RollsCandied Fruit Sweet Rolls
Candied Fruit Sweet Rolls dotted with specks of yellow, red and green fruit and drizzled in icing. Just in time for your holiday table.

The December Challenge: Make a YEAST bread for this month’s Bread Bakers that is SWEETENED and appropriate for Christmas or whichever holiday you celebrate this time of year!


#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

I love the little bits of color in these rolls. It reminds me of a string of christmas lights hanging on a tree.

Candied Fruit Sweet Rolls

Bright lights and colored lights seem to do more than, “Make the season bright.” I get a warm feeling when I see a scene lit in a soft glow of tiny bulbs as points of light.

As bakers we are all over adding reds, yellows and greens and blues to cookies, cakes and desserts.

Colored sugar sprinkles, jimmies and even gold and silver flecks and icings decorate our goodies.

So for today’s holiday inspired yeast bread I give you Candied Fruit Sweet Rolls.

Candied Fruit Sweet Rolls

Candied Fruit Sweet Rolls #BreadBakers

Yield: 12 rolls

Serving Size: 1 roll


  • 1 pack Red Star Yeast or quick rise yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk 120 degrees (110 degrees for dry active yeast)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup candied dried fruit
  • glaze
  • 1 cup Dixie Crystals powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • Mix together 1 pack Red Star Yeast, 2 Tablespoons Dixie Crystals sugar 1 teaspoon salt and 1 1/4 cups of the flour.
  • Mix in milk, butter and egg.
  • knead in the rest of the flour.
  • Roll into a ball, cover and place in a warm spot for 10 minutes.
  • When dough sat for 10 minutes, roll into a rectangle.
  • Sprinkle on dried fruit. Roll tightly and cut into 8 pieces. Place pieces into a buttered 9x13 inch baking dish. Place in a warm spot and allow to double in size.
  • Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes until dough is flaky and browned on bottom. Cool on rack.
  • Mix together powdered sugar, water, and vanilla
  • Drizzle over cooled buns.
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Enjoy all these delicious sweet yeast holiday inspired breads from the Bread Bakers!

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23 Responses to Candied Fruit Sweet Rolls #BreadBakers

  1. Stacy says:

    Your sweet rolls are very festive, Cindy! Perfect for the holidays!
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  2. Namita says:

    Hello Cindy, Your buns look so tempting, so colourful and so flavourful. The icing looks so beautiful…feel like licking it. Its definitely a festive recipe.
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  5. Eileen says:

    These look really tasty, Cindy. I love dried fruit and, you’re right, the bits of fruit add festive holiday color to the buns.
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  7. karen says:

    Those rolls look so festive and perfect for the holiday!! Love the bright colors!

  8. Pavani says:

    Wow, perfect sweet rolls for the holiday season. Love the red and green candy decorations.

  9. Julie says:

    These rolls are so pretty Cindy! Perfect for this months theme!
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  10. These are so delicious! Super simple to make. I’ve made these twice now. They are great for snacking…but don’t last long! Thanks for sharing.
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  11. Wendy says:

    So beautiful….almost too pretty to eat….almost….pass the plate please.
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  12. My dad would LOVE you for these, he’s the only candied fruit fan here
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  13. I like the sweet breads with candied fruits. Red and green coloured candied fruit rolls are perfect for the festive season….

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