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Cranberry Orange Sweet Rolls. - Cinnamon like buns made with homemade dough. Fresh cranberries combined with delicious orange marmalade. Sunshine for your Christmas morning, these bake up beautifully.

Cranberry Orange Sweet Rolls

Course Sweet Rolls
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Author Melanie - Gather for Bread

Ingredients

DOUGH:

  • 2/3 cup lukewarm water
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup instant nonfat dry milk

FILLING:

  • 3/4 cup orange marmalade I used Smucker's all natural
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries

ICING:

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest optional

Instructions

  1. Combine all dough ingredients in the order listed in a large mixing bowl fitted with dough hook. Knead until fully combined and silky, about 3-5 minutes. Dough will be soft.
  2. Place in a greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Press dough down gently. Pat it down or roll it into a 14" x 12" rectangle. Spread orange marmalade evenly oven dough. Pulse cranberries in a food processor until they're very finely minced. Spread over orange marmalade. Leaving a 2" space along one long side. (This will allow the dough to be pinched together better. If it's wet from the jelly it won't pinch together.)
  4. Roll into a log form starting with short side. Cut into 9 or 10 even slices. Place in a lightly greased 9" square or 11" x 7" rectangle pan. Cover and let rise until puffy, about 45 - 60 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake until golden brown around edges. Tent with foil if browning too quickly.

ICING:

  1. In a small bowl combine and stir confectioner's sugar with orange juice, vanilla extract and orange zest (optional). Stir until smooth. Spread over warm rolls. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

If baking in a metal pan reduce baking time by about 5 minutes.
May be frozen for longer storage. Wrap well and place in freezer for up to 1 month.