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 a time, beating each until well combined. Add remaining 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 for 6-8 minutes or until smooth and elastic. 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. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rest 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 richness to sweet and savory recipes.

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