Cranberry Orange Rolls Recipe – The perfect blend of sweet and tart comes together in these easy Cranberry Orange Rolls! Topped with Orange Cream Frosting!

Cranberry Orange Rolls Recipe - The perfect blend of sweet and tart comes together in these easy Cranberry Orange Rolls! Topped with Orange Cream Frosting! // addapinch.com

 

If you love Cinnamon Rolls like we do, then I am so excited to share this new recipe for Cranberry Orange Rolls using Bart’s prized cinnamon roll dough! If you are preparing for your holiday baking, then definitely add this one to the list! They are just perfect for breakfast, brunch AND dessert! 

Cranberry Orange Rolls Recipe

Cranberry Orange Rolls Recipe - The perfect blend of sweet and tart comes together in these easy Cranberry Orange Rolls! Topped with Orange Cream Frosting! // addapinch.com

How to Make Cranberry Orange Rolls Recipe

To make these delicious Cranberry Orange Rolls, I start with the dough from Bart’s Cinnamon Rolls Recipe. I truly think that one of the best secrets of his no-fail cinnamon rolls is how tender and delicious his dough is so you better believe I used it for these rolls as well! 🙂

His video for making his Cinnamon Rolls shows you step-by-step how to make them, and may be useful for you to see how he makes his dough for this recipe as well. It is so easy and turns out perfectly every single time for us!

Once you have your dough made, you roll it out into a large rectangle. Then, you spread the Cranberry Orange Roll filling onto the dough and roll the dough tightly to form a roll.

Then, cut the dough into 3/4- to 1-inch slices and place into a buttered medium skillet. Pop your skillet into the oven and let the Cranberry Orange Rolls bake until baked throughout and lightly golden brown, 15 minutes.

While the Cranberry Orange Rolls are baking, mix together your Cranberry Orange Roll Frosting and set aside.

Cranberry Orange Rolls Recipe - The perfect blend of sweet and tart comes together in these easy Cranberry Orange Rolls! Topped with Orange Cream Frosting! // addapinch.com

When the rolls are baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Then, pour on your frosting and serve!

Cranberry Orange Rolls Recipe - The perfect blend of sweet and tart comes together in these easy Cranberry Orange Rolls! Topped with Orange Cream Frosting! // addapinch.com

Make-Ahead Cranberry Orange Rolls Recipe

Bake the Cranberry Orange Rolls as directed in the recipe, using a freezer-safe dish rather than your skillet, and then let them cool completely. Then, wrap them well with plastic wrap followed by foil. To serve, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight. Then, remove both wraps, and reheat in a 300°F oven for about 10 minutes until they are warmed through. Once they are warmed throughout, frost them while still warm and serve!

Cranberry Orange Rolls Recipe - The perfect blend of sweet and tart comes together in these easy Cranberry Orange Rolls! Topped with Orange Cream Frosting! // addapinch.com

Here’s my Cranberry Orange Rolls Recipe. I hope you love them as much as I do!

Cranberry Orange Rolls Recipe - The perfect blend of sweet and tart comes together in these easy Cranberry Orange Rolls! Topped with Orange Cream Frosting! // addapinch.com

Cranberry Orange Rolls Recipe

Cranberry Orange Rolls Recipe - The perfect blend of sweet and tart comes together in these easy Cranberry Orange Rolls! Topped with Orange Cream Frosting!

Review Recipe

Print Recipe

Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Servings: 12
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert
Calories: 511kcal
Serving Size 1g
Cuisine American
Author: Robyn Stone

Ingredients

Cranberry Orange Roll Dough:

  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet ) yeast
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour + a little for handling

Cranberry Orange Roll Filling:

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 cup cranberries fresh or frozen and thawed
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Cranberry Orange Roll Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup orange juice

Instructions

Cranberry Orange Roll Dough:

  • Add yeast and sugar to warm milk in a large bowl. Stir gently to combine and allow the yeast to foam to proof. Once the yeast has proofed, stir in melted butter, salt, eggs, and flour into yeast mixture. Gently mix until well-combined.
  • Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10-12 minutes. Form the dough into a large ball and place into a large buttered glass bowl. Cover lightly with plastic or with a tea towel and place in a warm location free of any drafts. Allow to rise so that the dough is doubled in size.

Cranberry Orange Roll Filling:

  • Place dough on a large lightly floured surface and roll to a 1/2 inch thickness. Spread softened butter over the top of the dough.
  • Stir together the brown sugar, orange zest, orange juice, and the melted butter. Pour over the rolled dough and brush to the edges.  Sprinkle the cranberries over the buttered dough.
  • Tightly roll the dough, beginning at the long edge, until a log of dough has been formed.
  • Cut the dough into 3/4-inch to 1-inch slices and place onto a lightly buttered medium skillet.

Baking and Icing Cranberry Orange Roll

  • Preheat oven to 400º Fahrenheit.
  • Allow rolls to rise for 30 minutes in the skillet.
  • Place rolls into oven and allow to cook until lightly browned and cooked through, but not overcooked, about 15-30 minutes.
  • While cranberry orange rolls are baking, prepare cream cheese frosting by creaming together butter, confectioner's sugar, cream cheese, vanilla and salt.
  • Remove cranberry orange rolls from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  • Spread frosting generously over rolls while they are warm.

Notes

Notes Stand Mixer Instructions: Use your stand mixer fitted with the dough hook once the yeast has proofed. Stir in melted butter, salt, eggs, and flour. Gently mix until well-combined. Continue using the dough hook to knead dough in mixer for 6-8 minutes. Continue on with the recipe as instructed.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 596mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 660IU | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2.5mg
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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6 Comments Leave a comment or review

    1. HA! 🙂 They are. I had just poured the icing on top as I snapped the photo. The icing pools a little on top and then sinks into the rolls. Once final, they are nearly as swimmy. 🙂

  1. These look yummy! This recipe says to roll to 1/2 an inch thick. The cinnamon roll recipe says to roll to 1/4 inch. Is 1/2 inch correct for this recipe? Also, should leftovers be refrigerated?

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