Cranberry Swirls

Prep Time: 15 min.
Bake Time: 20 min.
Servings: 12
Difficulty: Easy

Enjoy the flavors of the Holiday season with these amazing swirl rolls.


18 Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls or 12 Rhodes Texas-Size Rolls,
thawed and risen
1 tablespoon butter, melted
2 cups fresh cranberries, finely chopped
1 orange rind, grated
¼ cup sugar

citrus glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
3 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine above ingredients until smooth.


  1. Spray board or counter with non-stick cooking spray. Combine rolls together and roll into a 10×16-inch rectangle.
  2. Brush dough with butter.
  3. Combine cranberries and orange rind. Spread evenly over dough.
  4. Sprinkle sugar over cranberry mixture.
  5. Beginning with longer side, roll dough up tightly.
  6. Cut into 12 equal pieces. Place in sprayed muffin cups. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise 30 minutes.
  7. Bake at 350°F 15-20 minutes. Remove from pan and place on
    cooling rack.
  8. Brush with citrus glaze while still warm.
  • Rosa R
    August 10, 2023

    Can I let these rise overnight in the refrigerator?

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      August 16, 2023

      That is my favorite way to thaw our dough. You may have to let the dough rise a bit before baking.

  • Sandra D
    November 21, 2023

    Can i use then bread loaf? If so, how many loaves? Thank you!

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      November 22, 2023

      You can divide the loaf into 12 Dinner size rolls or 8 larger rolls, so you would have to thaw 2 loaves. Let the loaves thaw and divide them into what the recipe calls for.

  • December 1, 2023

    CAN you use sugar free sugar like Splenda with this?

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      December 4, 2023

      We haven’t tried Splenda. I’m sure it can be used but I’m not sure how it will change the taste.

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