Fruit Kolachy Rolls

Prep Time: 10 min.
Bake Time: 15-20 min.
Servings: 12
Difficulty: Beginning

There is a reason these irresistible sweets originating in central Europe have been passed down through the generations. Using Rhodes dough makes them oh so easy to make!


12 Rhodes Texas Rolls or 24 Rhodes Dinner Rolls, dough thawed but still cold
1 can of your favorite pie filling or jam
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2-3 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract


Flatten each Texas roll or 2 Dinner Rolls combined into a 3-inch circle. Place circles on a large sprayed baking sheet. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise until double.

Remove wrap. With fingertips press indentation in the center of each roll. Spoon in 1 tablespoon of pie filling or jam.

Bake immediately at 350ºF for 15-20 minutes (check after 10 minutes and repress indentations and add more filling if desired).

Remove from pan to cooling rack. Combine powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, milk and lemon extract. Mix well. Brush each roll lightly with icing while still warm. After they have cooled, drizzle with remaining icing.

  • Joe Janczak
    December 26, 2019

    Your Rhodes Bake n Serv frozen yeast rolls are perfect for authentic texas kolaches! We followed the recipe and wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      December 27, 2019

      So happy you enjoyed this recipe! Happy Baking!

  • EileEn
    February 9, 2020

    I really Love this recIpe, Gives me a way to use up my homemade jams and preserves. Im GRATEFUL my MIL gave me this RecIpe!

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      February 11, 2020

      It is such a good recipe and with homemade jam that would make it even better!!

  • Amy
    May 11, 2021

    I do not have lemon extract, how much will this impact the outcome?

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      May 12, 2021

      Thanks for your question! I think you would be fine to omit this. It make the dizzle a little more bright and a little tart.

  • Charlene
    December 18, 2022

    Can the KOLACHES be frozen?

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      December 19, 2022

      I don’t think I would freeze them with the fruit topping. I’m afraid it might make them soggy. Freeze them before topping and reheat and add the toppings.

  • Deb
    April 13, 2024

    Can these be made the day before i serve them, or are they best to make and serve on the same day?

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      April 17, 2024

      I think it is best to make them the same day but if you need to prepare them the day before, you could. I would store them in an air-tight container so they do not dry out. Hope that helps you!

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