cranberry orange marmalade sweet rolls

My daughter and I are at it again, using pizza dough for sweet rolls. We figured since the pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls came together so nicely, we would try it again with a bit of fresh cranberries and orange marmalade.

I have to admit, these were quite the ooey gooey mess to prepare. The orange marmalade was oozing out all over the board as we began to roll up the dough. We decided to cut each roll about 2 inches thick. We thought they would hold together better when we transferred them to the pan. We baked the rolls up in a cast iron pan. I was concerned about them sticking but it worked out really well and they fit in the pan perfectly.

We only let them rise for about 10 minutes before placing them in the oven. We didn't want to lose all of that yummy filling! They rose really well while baking. I just love the flecks of color the cranberry adds!

We topped the rolls off with a sweet orange icing. The flavor was just amazing! We did lose a little filling but we just dipped our rolls into the pan and soaked up all of that cranberry orange goodness! Yum! We would love to make these again but would like to figure out a way to make the filling less runny. Any suggestions?

cranberry orange marmalade sweet rolls
by theUngourmet (and daughter)

18 oz package of refrigerated pizza dough (This time we used Winco dough. It rises really well!)
2 tbsp softened butter
3/4 cup orange marmalade
1 cup fresh cranberries, chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp butter, softened
1 tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate
3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
2 tsp milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray oil a 10 inch cast iron or 9x9 baking pan.

On a well floured board, roll out the pizza dough into a 10x12 inch rectangle. Spread the softened butter evenly over dough. Spread the orange marmalade evenly over dough. Evenly sprinkle the chopped cranberry over the marmalade. Roll the long side of the rectangle up jelly-roll style and pinch to seal. Using a sharp serrated knife, cut into 2 inch slices. Carefully place the slices into the pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.

In a medium bowl, whisk the icing ingredients until smooth. Spread over rolls while still hot.

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I think these would be another great one for a Thanksgiving or Christmas breakfast/brunch.

May you have a week filled with thanksgiving!



Dajana said...

They're goregeous, I really love the orange marmelade and cranberries combo. And I loooooove gooey rolls

Claudia said...

I agree that these are gooey-gorgeous and love the combination of orange and cranberry. I will confess (shh) - never make rolls so have no idea. Less filling would not be an option- I thing you want the mess! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Gloria said...

I love Orange marmalade and this look amazing! gloria

Kristin said...

Cranberry and orange go together so very perfectly!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh love these and your mum and daughter baking posts hugs

Faith said...

You and your daughter are absolutely brilliant for using pizza dough to make sweet rolls! I'm definitely trying that! :)

Joanne said...

I have to say, I think you guys are the sweet roll masters. That cranberry orange combo is classic and delicious!

The Blonde Duck said...

I never thought of pizza dough for rolls. That's a good idea!

Kim said...

Cranberries are a beautiful color and I love the flecks in the rolls as well. Sounds like these were a sticky, but sweet success!

Audra said...

Gorgeous photos! I could almost smell the rolls baking. The cranberries really add to the look of them.

Juliana said...

Kim, the rolls are awesome...would love to have my fingers on it...love the combination of cranberry and orange marmalade...beautiful pictures...SO SO inviting :-)

simpledaisy said...

Those looks amazingly delicious:)

ps....thanks for adding my Simple Daisy button to your blog! I appreciate it:)

UrMomCooks said...

Gooey is best! Luv this flavor combination in a sweet roll! I would love a plate of these for the weekend!

Megan said...

I think my mom would love these! She used to eat marmalade all the time. I haven't seen it around in a while, but I'm sure she still loves it. You guys are so creative with the pizza dough. I never would have thought to make sweet rolls with it.

Jo said...

Once I take off the weight from the pumpkin bread pudding, I'm making these :) I am the most popular person in our home after that dessert ~ thank you for sharing!


Nutmeg Nanny said...

These look AMAZING!!! I love the cranberry orange mix...yum!

Monet said...

Kim, These look great. You and your daughter did a wonderful job. I like my cinnamon rolls gooey and messy...so these look just about perfect to me. Such great flavors too. Thank you for sharing with me...I hope you have a wonderful week of feasting, friends and family!

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