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Thu, May 26 2016 post by Kristin From creativemeinspiredyou

Cinnamon Bites with Cheesecake Dip

I love mixing and matching appetizers, having some sweet and some savory, it's like a whole meal in little bites. I am a huge fan of cheesecake and got this idea to make a dip with cin...

Rhodes Cinnamon Cheesecake Dip

This dish is perfect for a super fun appetizer. I love mixing and matching appetizers, having some sweet and some savory, it's like a whole meal in little bites. I am a huge fan of cheesecake and got this idea to make a dip with cinnamon sugar rolls while looking at appetizer recipes. I have several appetizer ideas using this cast iron pan and serving these dinner rolls in a circle while filled with savory creamy dips. But while I was looking, I had a sweet tooth craving and just wanted to create something yummy to go along with rolling  the frozen white dough in cinnamon sugar. I loved this basic idea, and you could certainly expand on it, adding chocolate chips to the cheesecake before baking, or drizzling the top with hot fudge or caramel toppings. Anyway you serve it, it's sure to finish the evening with an empty pan.

If you have a bit more of a sweet tooth, try dunking the rolls in the cinnamon sugar mixture then shaping into balls, so that you incorporate the sugar mixture throughout the dough.

Rhodes Rolls

Thaw out 8 of these Rhodes Bake N Serv Dinner rolls.

Rhodes Cinnamon Cheesecake Dip


We need 8 Rhodes Bake N Serv Dinner Rolls.

1/4 cup melted butter

1/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon.

Rhodes Cinnamon Cheesecake Dip


Cut each thawed dinner roll in half. I love to use my kitchen shears for this dough, it cuts through so easily.

Rhodes Cinnamon Cheesecake Dip


Roll each half piece of dough into a ball.


In the melted butter, dunk your dough ball, be sure to cover the whole ball with butter.

Rhodes Butter


Then immediately dunk that ball of dough into the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Rhodes Cinnamon Cheesecake DIp


Take each ball of dough, and place it inside an 8 inch cast iron pan, along the outside edge.

Once all the dough has been coated, cover with saran wrap and leave to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.

Rhodes Cinnamon Cheesecake DIp


While your dough balls are rising, prepare your cheesecake mixture.

Add 1 block of cream cheese to your mixing bowl,

then add 1/3 cup of sugar. 

Blend until mixed, then add 2 large eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla, along with 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Blend well, then add to the center of the cast iron pan.

Rhodes Cinnamon Cheesecake DIp


Place in a oven, preheated to 375, and bake for 30 minutes.  The center will be pretty wiggly but the pan is done.

Serve while still very warm. This serves about 16 people, and takes about 20 minutes to make, excluding baking or proofing times. 

Rhodes Cinnamon Cheesecake DIp


The cinnamon sugar rolls are encased in the cheesecake mixture, but you can lift them out of the pan, and slam dunk them into that ooey gooey melty cheesecake mixture.

Rhodes Cinnamon Cheesecake DIp


The flavor of this is out of this world!

Rhodes Cinnamon Cheesecake DIp


The more you dunk the delicate dough pieces into the mixture, the more cinnamon will intermingle with the cheesecake, what an awesome flavor.

Rhodes Cinnamon Cheesecake DIp


You can even scoop out the extra cheesecake dip with a spoon, this stuff is too good to waste!

Rhodes Cinnamon Cheesecake DIp


kris

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Cinnamon Bites With Cheesecake Dip

Servings: 16 | Skills: Beginning | Prep Time: 30 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 30 min

Cinnamon Bites With Cheesecake Dip
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Ingredients

8 Rhodes Bake N Serv Dinner rolls- thawed
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Proof 30 minutes.

Cheesecake mixture-
8oz cream cheese- softened
1/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Cut thawed rolls in half, roll into ball shape.

Dip balls of dough first into melted butter, then into cinnamon sugar.

Place dough balls around outside of cast iron pan- 8 inch pan used.

Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, place the cream cheese and sugar into a mixing bowl, beat until combined, then add eggs, vanilla and salt, mix again.

Pour cheesecake mixture into center of pan, place in preheated oven and bake.

Remove from oven, allow to set for 10 minutes, serve hot or cold.

Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

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