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Orange Cranberry Pull Apart Rolls

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These Orange Cranberry Pull Apart Rolls would be perfect for any brunch get together. The rolls are coated in a orange sugar coating with dried cranberries throughout, topped with a delicious orange glaze.

Orange Cranberry Pull Apart Rolls in serving dish

I cannot even tell you how much I love easy recipes that make dishes that look like you really spent hours in the kitchen.  That’s how I see these Orange Cranberry Pull Apart Rolls.  The recipe for them is so simple, and the rolls come out of the oven looking amazing.  When you add the orange glaze, it just takes the rolls to a whole new level of goodness.  

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Orange Cranberry Pull Apart Rolls Recipe

I love to bake and when it comes to making homemade bread, sometimes I need a shortcut.  That’s where using Rhodes Bake-N-Serv® comes in handy to use. The bread dough is already made and formed into roll-sized dough balls.  Perfect for dinner rolls or these Orange Cranberry Pull Apart Rolls.  

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Tips for this Recipe:

When thawing and letting the dough balls rise, be sure you have a warm spot so they will rise better and faster.

I found using kitchen scissors was easiest to cut the dough balls into quarters.

Rhodes bread dough balls cut into quarters

Sprinkle the cut dough pieces with HALF of the orange zest sugar mixture and the melted butter in your greased 13×9 inch pan. Save half of the orange zest sugar for after the rolls rise.

Rhodes bread dough with orange zest and sugar

Once the rolls have risen, you’ll add the remaining orange zest sugar mixture the dried cranberries. 

Orange cranberry pull apart bread dough

Let the baked rolls cool before adding the Orange Glaze to them.

Orange cranberry pull apart bread baked and cooling


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Orange Cranberry Pull Apart Bread

Orange Cranberry Pull Apart Rolls

These Orange Cranberry Pull Apart Rolls would be perfect for any brunch get together. The rolls are coated in a orange sugar coating with dried cranberries throughout, topped with a delicious orange glaze.
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Author: Lisa Kerhin


For the Rolls:

  • 12 frozen Rhodes dinner rolls
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Orange zest from one large orange or 2 med. oranges reserve about 1 tsp for glaze
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp orange zest


Prepare the rolls:

  • Thaw Rhodes Bread dough balls on a greased pan, cover with greased plastic wrap, just until soft enough to cut in pieces. Non-stick spray works well.
  • Spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray.
  • Once the dough is soft enough, cut rolls in quarters. Kitchen scissors work well for this but a knife can easily be used. Put quartered rolls in prepared pan.
  • In a small bowl, combine sugar and orange zest (reserve a teaspoon for the glaze.)
  • Sprinkle half of the sugar mixture over rolls in pan, reserve the other half of the sugar mixture for later. Gently toss the rolls around to coat them with the sugar and orange mixture.
  • Pour the melted butter over the rolls.
  • Cover pan with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm spot until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • While oven is heating sprinkle remaining sugar mixture and cranberries over rolls.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. If you find that the rolls are getting too brown before they are finished baking, cover with a piece of aluminum foil.
  • Remove from oven when done, and let cool about 15 minutes.

Prepare the glaze:

  • While rolls are cooling prepare the glaze by mixing the owdered sugar, orange juice, and orange zest, together until smooth.
  • Drizzle glaze over rolls and serve.

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Orange Cranberry Pull Apart Bread


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  1. Easter at our house means brunch, so I make various variations of pancakes, apple cinnamon happens to be our favorite.

  2. We go non-traditional, since none of us like ham. We prefer dining on either roast beef or corned beef.

  3. Easter has to have a ham. We always make a ham, and usually potatoes, green beans, rolls, etc. The side dishes switch-up every year, but the ham is always there.

  4. I make cinnamon rolls every Easter and we always have a good spiral ham. I love ham and we really only have it for Easter, I can’t wait.

  5. The recipes that I traditionally prepare for easter is quiche and my grandmother’s cocoa gravy and biscuits. Thanks for this gracious giveaway opportunity!

  6. For Easter we like to get a honey baked ham and then make cauliflower salad, steamed green beans, yams and rhodes rolls.

  7. We usually have a spiral ham but we also make a small turkey for people who don’t care for ham and potato salad,green beans with bacon,home made rolls.There is usually a cobbler or apple crisp. It depends on how many brought a new dish to try.

  8. We like to have a ham with green bean casserole and a potato dish. We also love Rhodes rolls!

  9. Actually, I’m in a rut with what I make for Easter. There’s always the ham with the basic sides, and now that my last daughter has moved out, I think we’ll be doing Easter at her place this year. I’d love to try some of these recipes to surprise her!

  10. We usually have a smoked ham, but this year I am planning a fresh ham, mac n cheese, green, and cresent rolls. I may also have corn on the cobb as well. Your pull apart rolls look wonderful and may replace my cresents. TFS