Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Roll Wreath

Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Roll Wreath

Prep Time

10 minutes

Bake Time

25 - 30 minutes

Rise Time

45 minutes

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  • Dough
  • 4½-5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 (4½ tsp) packets Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Instant Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups water, lukewarm
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 egg

  • Cinnamon Sugar Filling
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • Cranberry Orange Compote Filling
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • Zest of orange

  • Frosting
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2-3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Prepare the Dough:
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine 2 cups all purpose flour, sugar, dry yeast and salt; stir to blend.
  3. Place water and butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for 15-second increments until it is warm to the touch (120 degrees-130 degrees F).
  4. Add the butter and water mixture and the egg to the flour mixture; beat for 2 minutes, scraping down the sides in between.
  5. Add the remaining flour, 1 cup at a time until the dough forms into a ball (will still be slightly sticky but holds it shape).
  6. Knead the dough on a floured surface until it is smooth and the dough springs back at the touch.
  7. Place the dough in a buttered bowl and cover with a towel; let rest for 10 minutes.
  8. Prepare the Cranberry Orange Compote Filling:
  9. In a small saucepan, combine the granulated sugar and water and bring to a boil.
  10. Add the fresh cranberries and orange zest to the sugar syrup and continue to cook for 5 minutes or until you see the cranberries starting to pop.
  11. Remove the saucepan from the stove, drain the cranberries from the juice and allow them to cool before using.
  12. Prepare the Cinnamon Sugar Filling:
  13. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
  14. Assemble the Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Roll Wreath:
  15. Roll the dough into a 15x10 inch rectangle using a rolling pin.
  16. Spread the 4 tablespoons of softened (almost melted) butter to cover the dough, leaving a ½ inch at the edge of the long side without butter.
  17. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture all over the areas covered in butter.
  18. Sprinkle the cranberry orange compote on top of the Cinnamon Sugar mixture.
  19. Starting at the long side of the rectangle, roll the dough up tightly.
  20. Place the log onto a sheet pan.
  21. Create a circle shape with the dough, connecting and tucking the two ends into each other.
  22. Carefully slice the dough approx. 2 inches apart without cutting through to the center.
  23. Cover the dough with a towel and allow the dough to rise in a warm place for 45 minutes to an hour or until it has doubled in size.
  24. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 25-30 minutes or until the wreath is a light golden brown.
  25. Allow the Cinnamon Roll Wreath to cool for 10 minutes before adding the frosting.
  26. Prepare the Frosting:
  27. Combine all the frosting ingredients in a large bowl and beat until creamy.
  28. Spread or drizzle frosting over the Cinnamon Roll Wreath.
  29. Serve and Enjoy!

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