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Sweet Potato Pie Rolls

Sweet Potato Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade light and fluffy rolls with sweet potato pie filling, and topped with a marshmallow & butter glaze!
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Sweet Potato Pie Cinnamon Rolls
Prep Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author I Heart Recipes



  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 envelope of active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 5 tbsp butter flavored vegetable shortening

Sweet Potato Pie Filling

  • 1 1/2 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup warm milk
  • 2 tsp bourbon vanilla extract OR regular vanilla extract


  • Pour 1/2 cup of warm water into the stand mixer or bowl, then sprinkle in the active dry yeast and sugar.
  • Mix everything until the sugar and yeast dissolves then let sit for about 5 minutes, or until it foams.
  • Next, melt the butter flavored shortening over low heat, then pour it in the bowl once the yeast foams.
  • Sprinkle 1 tsp of salt into the bowl, then add in1 cup of flour.
  • Turn the mixer on a medium speed, and add in another cup of flour.
  • Crack open one egg, and toss it into the bowl.
  • Next alternate adding the rest of the flour, and 1/2 cup of warm milk into the bowl.
  • Once the dough has formed, turn off the mixer, and remove the dough from the bowl.
  • Knead the dough for 5-10 minutes.
  • Grease a bowl, then place the dough into the bowl, and cover.
  • Let rest for 1 1/2 hours.
  • After the dough has rested, punch out the excess air, and roll it out.


  • In a large mixing bowl add in the mashed sweet potatoes ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, butter, sugar, bourbon vanilla extract, egg, and milk.
  • Mix Everything until well combined.
  • Spread the sweet potato pie filling all over the dough, then roll it up.
  • Cut the dough using butcher string ( watch video)
  • Butter a 9x13, then place the rolls into the bake dish.
  • Cover the rolls, then place them in a warm place.
  • Let the rolls rest for about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Once the rolls have doubled in sized, bake them for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the rolls from the oven, and let cool.
  • Place a medium sized pan over medium heat.
  • Toss in 4 tbsp of butter, and 2 cups of marshmallows.
  • Mix, and stir until everything is completely melted.
  • Pour the marshmallow glaze over the rolls.
  • Let sit until they are cool enough to eat.
  • Serve and enjoy!