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A closeup of cinnamon buns made out of phyllo dough with a cream cheese glaze in a cast iron skillet

Cinnamon Roll Phyllo Dough Dessert

These cinnamon rolls are a fun new way to make a phyllo dough dessert and can be made I less than an hour! They have no yeast and are super crispy and filled with flavor I every bite.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Kosher
Keyword: cinnamon bun recipe, phyllo dessert, phyllo dough recipe, pyllo dough desserts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 7 people
Calories: 441kcal
Author: Sam Adler


  • 8" Cast Iron Skillet


For the phyllo buns

  • 1 box Athens Foods Phyllo Dough
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

For the cream cheese glaze

  • 2 tsp cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp milk


  • Preheat the oven to 375° F and grease an 8” skillet with baking spray.
  • Remove the phyllo dough from the package, roll it out, and place a damp paper towel over it.
  • Melt the ½ cup butter, ¾ cup brown sugar, and 2 tbsp cinnamon in a small saucepan over low heat.
    Melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a pot
  • Brush the melted butter mixture over 1 sheet of phyllo dough and repeat 4 more times for a total of 5 sheets together.
    Phyllo dough brushed with filling
  • Roll the dough into a long log, then roll the dough into itself to form the shape of a cinnamon bun.
    phyllo dough rolled up with filling
  • Place the roll in the skillet and repeat 6 more times to fit 7 cinnamon rolls into the skillet. You may have to squeeze them in, but they fit!
    phyllo dough rolled to look like a cinnamon bun
  • Bake the rolls for 20-25 minutes until the outside is crispy and golden brown.
    7 cinnamon rolls made out of phyllo rolled in a cast iron pan
  • Make the cream cheese glaze. Combine 2 tsp cream cheese with ½ cup powdered sugar, and 1 tsp milk, and mix until a smooth glaze forms.
  • Drizzle over buns and enjoy!


There are 2 packages of phyllo in each box of phyllo dough. You will need 1 1/2 packages phyllo dough for an 8" skillet. If you only have a 10" skillet you will use all of both packages within the box. 


Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Roll Phyllo Dough Dessert
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 441 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 326mg14%
Potassium 91mg3%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 429IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.