Orange Cranberry Rolls combine the tart flavours of cranberry and orange with just enough sweetness to complement a fluffy dough roll with an addictively sweet frosting.
Are you running out of Christmas morning breakfast ideas? Not to fear bestie…because, there’s not much better than a cranberry and orange roll. Sweet, juicy, and a little tart from the cranberries, topped with a creamy and sticky frosting, you are going to love this orange cranberry roll recipe.
This is an old old recipe, that I have inherited from…someone…in my family (I got it so long ago, I don’t actually remember who gave it to me). It’s one I love making it over the holidays. Cranberries and oranges are just a winning combination that screams holiday season to me.
You’re probably familiar with the traditional Christmas cinnamon bun topped with cream cheese frosting on top, but I feel like orange cranberry rolls make for a prettier alternative that looks more festive and tastes just as good (if not better…it really depends on what you like!).
I often end up eating these as a sweet brunch or an indulgent snack on a busy day.
The secret is all in the dough -fluffy buttery dough almost like a brioche, that you just won’t be able to stop eating. All you need to do is to give the dough time to rise and that will provide the soft, rich, and buttery taste to these orange rolls.
What kind of cranberries to use
I use dried cranberries to get that rich and decadent flavor, but if you want you can use cranberry jam or fresh cranberries, roughly chopped or put through a food processor.
If you’re using dried cranberries like me, soak them in orange juice for a while to ensure they remain soft, juicy and tender.
Store these cranberry and orange rolls in an airtight container for up to three days. They can be packed and frozen for up to one month, but I personally believe these best eaten fresh.
This is actually an ideal make-ahead recipe. Make it the day before and have it for brunch the next morning.
More holiday breakfasts to try
- Oeufs en Cocotte
- Gingerbread Pancakes
- Lemon Blueberry Scones
- Hong Kong Style French Toast
- Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding
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I encourage you to try out this recipe/ There’s nothing better than to enjoy simple things in life, especially when they involve orange and cranberry rolls that taste like joy. If you do happen to try this one out, drop me a comment below, and let me know how it went for you!Print