- 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cups cranberries
- 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
- 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
- Melted butter or margarine
- CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 of a 3-ounce package cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon milk
- In a saucepan, bring 3/4 cup sugar and water to a boil. Add cranberries; return to a boil. Boil, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in orange peel; cover and chill.
- In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the next six ingredients, remaining sugar and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Punch dough down. Roll into a 15-in. x 10-in. rectangle; brush with butter. Spread cranberry filling over dough to within 1 in. of edges. Roll up, jelly roll style, starting at a long side. Cut into 15 slices; place, cut side down, in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes. Cool in pan 5 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool. Beat frosting ingredients until smooth; spread over warm rolls. Yield: 15 servings.
Reviews forCranberry Sweet Rolls
"I had left cranberries and made these. They had a nice fresh cranberry taste that I really enjoyed!"
"The flavor of the rolls was really good, but I struggled a bit with the recipe--they turned out really dry--partly my fault, but partly the recipe. First, I think 20 minutes is way too long to boil the cranberries--the recipe should say "simmer", or cut the cooking time drastically. 20 minutes boiled was a dry paste, and I think it needed a little more moisture to help the rolls. The rest of my issues were mine on the baking techiques, I think the recipe was fine. I will definitely try this again as I think the recipe has great potential."