Eggnog Pecan Rolls with Mascarpone Frosting

Cozy in and enjoy these yummy cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning … or any morning when you want a special treat.

Wisconsin Cheese Eggnog Pecan Rolls with Mascarpone Frosting Recipe
Active Time
55 Minutes


Homemade Rolls:

Pecan Filling:

Vanilla-Eggnog Frosting:


Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Mascarpone can be used in this recipe.


Homemade Rolls:

  1. Combine the 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a large mixing bowl. Warm eggnog and butter to 120°F -130°F in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until combined. Beat in eggs, one at time, beating each until well combined. Add flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until dough clears sides of bowl (dough will be sticky).
  2. Knead dough in mixer or turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5-7 minutes. Place dough into a greased bowl. Flip to grease top. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down. Knead a few times by hand. Shape dough into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap; let stand for 10 minutes. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface into a 20 x 15-inch rectangle, about 1/4-inch thick.

Pecan Filling:

  1. Spread butter on dough to within 1/2 inch of edges. Combine the brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl; sprinkle over butter. 
  2. Roll up dough, jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Cut into 12 slices. Place slices cut side down into two greased 9-inch round baking pans. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly on a wire rack.

Vanilla-Eggnog Frosting:

  1. Beat the mascarpone, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth. Add eggnog, a tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency. Spread frosting over warm rolls. Sprinkle with nutmeg. 

Recipe Tip

Milk can be substituted for eggnog, and a greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish works with this recipe.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Mascarpone cheese is crafted from fresh, sweet cream and has a velvety texture; it adds wonderful richness to both sweet and savory recipes.

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