October 16, 2020| By

Pear Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time: 50 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
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Pear Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting is the Fall recipe you've been waiting for! The cinnamon rolls are filled with perfectly spiced pear puree and topped with a cream cheese frosting that's out of this world!

pear cinnamon rolls

Let's talk about this recipe! Pear cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting?! It's all in the name honestly. Pears, cinnamon, sticky rolls... cream cheese frosting. It gets no better than this. Now that pears are back in season, it's time to use them up and make something super delicious with them. Also, pears with cream cheese frosting is beyond delicious. You have to try it if you don't believe me.

Now that we're well into Fall, pears are officially in season. According to the Food Network, pear season runs from August to October. A whopping 95% of pears are grown on the West Coast. Pears are also super healthy and have a ton of nutrients. However, I'm not touting this recipe to be something that's healthy. More so, this recipe is good for you in that it enriches the soul. And your taste buds.

up close shot of cinnamon rolls

pear cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting

This recipe is very similar to my apple cider cinnamon rolls. The ones with the browned butter frosting! The dough of the cinnamon rolls themselves are pillowy and soft. They're also buttery and slightly sweet. The pear filling is spiced with cinnamon and has a beautifully smooth texture. Then you tie it all together with the cream cheese frosting! It's magical.

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For this recipe, check out the instructions below! If you make this recipe, please tag me on facebook or instagram so that I can share the yummy pictures!

While you're here, check out these yummy Chocolate Cheesecake Rolls as well as these Soft Cinnamon Rolls!

pear cinnamon rolls

Pear Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pear Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting is the Fall recipe you've been waiting for! The cinnamon rolls are filled with perfectly spiced pear puree and topped with a cream cheese frosting that's out of this world!
Serving: 15 servings
Prep Time: 50 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Calories: 300kcal


  • 2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsps salted butter

Pear Filling

  • 4 bosc pears, chopped
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch of Salt

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp water


  • In a small bowl, add active dry yeast and lukewarm milk and 2 tbsps sugar. Allow yeast to bloom for 10 minutes. In a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment, yeast mixture, cinnamon, flour, vanilla extract, salt, and brown sugar. Mix for 6-8 minutes, starting on low and gradually increasing to medium high speed when dough begins to form. Add butter, 1 tbsp at a time.
  • Add dough to a well oiled bowl and cover with a towel or plastic wrap. Allow dough to rise for an hour in a warm place until it has doubled in size.
  • While dough is rising, chop pears and add to a sauce pan. Also add pears, sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low and add ¼ cup water and simmer until pears are soft. Set aside and allow to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Add dough onto a floured work surface and roll into a 12 by 18 inch rectangle. Add pear filling to dough and spread evenly across. Roll dough into the log and cut into 1.5 inch pieces and add to a baking pan (9 x 13). Cover with a towel and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool.
  • To make the cream cheese frosting, combine cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, and water. Mix with a hand mixer until smooth. Slater on top of cinnamon rolls.
  • Eat!


Calories: 300kcal
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American

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