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Cinnamon Roll Cranberry Orange Pull Apart

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 12
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Cranberry and orange is a classic flavor pairing that makes us think of cozy winter days and happy holiday memories. Adding cranberry and orange to the sweet taste of cinnamon rolls, offers an entirely new flavor combo that is bound to bring friends and family to the table. Cranberry Orange Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls are made with refrigerated Pillsbury™ Cinnamon Rolls, cranberries and orange marmalade to make a scrumptious dessert your loved ones will eagerly gather around.
Updated Nov 17, 2023
Bake-Off® Contest 46, 2013
Leah Stacey
Montgomery, Alabama
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What is a pull apart?

Often made by combining smaller pieces of dough with other ingredients, a pull apart is sometimes called Monkey Bread. It can be sweet or savory, but equally delicious. In this recipe for Cranberry Orange Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls, pieces of refrigerated Pillsbury™ Cinnamon Rolls are used to create a scrumptious dessert that makes it easy to pull off a piece and share.

How do you make Cranberry Orange Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls?

This easy recipe combines just 6 ingredients. Pillsbury™ Cinnamon Rolls make a delightful backdrop for sweetened cranberries, zesty orange marmalade and nutty pecans. These Cranberry Orange Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls prep quickly and bake in under 30 minutes. And your whole house will smell absolutely amazing while they’re in the oven!



  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray.
  • 2
    In food processor, place cranberries. Cover; process until coarsely chopped. Add cream cheese and 4 tablespoons of the marmalade; process until well blended. Set aside.
  • 3
    Pour 3 tablespoons of the butter in bottom of cake pan; sprinkle with pecans.
  • 4
    Separate dough into 13 rolls; reserve icing. Place rolls on work surface, cinnamon side up. Flatten each roll to 3 1/2-inch round. Spoon about 1 tablespoonful of the cream cheese mixture on center of each round. Fold dough over filling; pinch edges to seal. Repeat with remaining rounds and filling.
  • 5
    Dip filled rolls in remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Place rolls in pan, seam side up, overlapping slightly. Drizzle with any remaining butter.
  • 6
    Bake 23 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan 2 minutes. Place heatproof serving plate upside down over pan; carefully turn plate and pan over. Remove pan. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 7
    In small bowl, mix both cans of icing and remaining 1 tablespoon marmalade until blended; drizzle over cinnamon rolls.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is pull-apart bread called monkey bread?

Though the exact origins of the term are not quite clear, many believe this dish got its cheeky nickname because of how it’s eaten. Let’s face it, reaching for pieces of these Cranberry Orange Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls is as fun as it is delicious!

How do I store Cranberry Orange Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls?

Cover the rolls with plastic wrap or foil and store at room temperature for 3-4 days. The Cranberry Orange Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls can also be stored in the refrigerator to keep fresh for up to one week. Allow them to reach room temperature before serving.

When should I serve Cranberry Orange Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls?

This scrumptious, zesty dessert is wonderful almost any time. But the combination of orange, cranberries, pecans and cinnamon is positively perfect for the holidays. Serve at breakfast for a sweet start to your day or over afternoon coffee when friends and family are gathered. Whenever you serve them up, these Cranberry Orange Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls are bound to be a hit.

Nutrition Information

310 Calories, 18g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 33g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Making memories doesn’t have to be difficult. These simple, scrumptious Cranberry Orange Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls are your new go-to when you want to entice your nearest and dearest to pull up a chair. Adding sweet cranberry, zesty orange and crunchy pecans to already amazing Pillsbury™ Cinnamon Rolls makes the perfect centerpiece to spark smiles and get conversations flowing.
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