Cherry Roly Poly Recipe

Cherry Roly Poly Recipe

How To Make Cherry Roly Poly

Made from simple ingredients, this cherry rolly poly promises a tender bread rolled with spiced cherry-flavored filling for a luscious steamed treat.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 50 minutes



For Dough:

  • 2cupsall purpose flour
  • 3tspbaking powder
  • 1tspsalt
  • ¼cupshortening,chilled
  • cupmilk,cold

For Filling:

  • 2cupscherries,pitted and halved
  • ¾cupwhite sugar
  • ½tspground cinnamon
  • 2tsplemon zest,grated
  • 2tbspbutter,melted



  1. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or 2 knives, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  2. Stir in milk, a little at a time, and mix well. Knead briefly. Set aside.


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together cherries, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon zest until well mixed.

  2. On a floured surface, roll the dough into a rectangle ¼-inch thick. Brush with melted butter. Spread the cherry filling evenly over the surface of the dough, leaving ½-inch around the edges.

  3. Roll up the dough, starting at a short end, and pinch together all the edges so that the juice will not escape. Wrap roll in a kitchen towel or cheesecloth and tie loosely.

  4. Place in a steamer or colander over boiling water, cover, and steam for 90 minutes, until dough is firm. Remove cloth.

  5. Slice and serve.


  • Calories: 405.40kcal
  • Fat: 13.76g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.15g
  • Trans Fat: 1.28g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.79g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.79g
  • Carbohydrates: 66.30g
  • Fiber: 2.28g
  • Sugar: 32.36g
  • Protein: 5.71g
  • Cholesterol: 12.89mg
  • Sodium: 363.32mg
  • Calcium: 216.88mg
  • Potassium: 186.28mg
  • Iron: 2.41mg
  • Vitamin A: 46.28µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.09mg
Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!