Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Buns

Tart cranberries muddle with just enough brown sugar that they sweeten, but are miles from toothache-level sweetness. Orange zest blooms inside a buttery, tender, rich dough. And there’s just enough orange icing to cap the buns, not drench them in candy.

This is an overnight recipe; the dough will rise for the first time when you make it, and the second time in the fridge overnight. I thought this would be annoying, but it’s actually perfect. You don’t have to wake up at the crack of dawn to make breakfast buns, and the slow rise in the fridge overnight makes for a very well developed flavor. This is definitely my favorite cinnamon-style bun dough to date. Great to made around the Seasons Holidays, most definitely a winner!

Absolutely delicious
 out of oven and put some orange icing on top..
 second raise and ready to bake..
 cut into 1 1/2 inches and placed in the baking pan
 now I rolled it up
rolled it out to a 18x12 inches long and added the filling.
while waiting for the dough to rasie I made the filling..
first raise , covered and placed in a warm spot.
with a hook added the yeast, salt and flour
 mixed the egg yolks,1 egg ,sugar, butter, buttermilk, orange zest
I am going to make these again, they are a winner


  1. The cranberry cinnamon orange buns look delicious I like the thought that you put a little bit of orange zest

    1. Thank you big sister, you can just leave the cranberries out and make cinnamon filling to put in side the roll, I'm sure that you will love them 😉

  2. Wonderful! My eldest granddaughter always requests Pillsbury Orange Cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning. These would be so much better!

    1. Thank again Vicki, but I have to say that these are one of my favorite.