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– a small town, midwestern girl living in sunny South Florida with my husband and our two golden doodles.
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This will be the 4th year in a row these cranberry cinnamon rolls with orange cream cheese icing have been on our Christmas morning menu. And for good reason… They are so yummy and simple, thanks to pre-made pillsbury cinnamon roll grands. It all started with leftover cranberry sauce, and these delicious (yet, so easy!) upgraded pillsbury cinnamon rolls were born.
I came up with this Pillsbury Grand Cinnamon Rolls upgrade in 2020 the day after Thanksgiving. I had all of this homemade cranberry sauce leftover that I wasn’t sure what to do with… that’s when I saw the can of cinnamon rolls sitting in my fridge. Next thing I know, I’m unrolling the cinnamon rolls and spreading a layer of cranberry sauce before I roll them back up to bake them.
Since the cinnamon rolls were upgraded, of course I had to upgrade the icing too. And who doesn’t love cream cheese icing? So I mixed the icing from the can in with half a block of cream cheese, a little orange zest (because that pairs perfect with cranberries), a splash of vanilla, and that’s it! I beat all those ingredients together with my hand mixer, let my cinnamon rolls cool just a tad, and then spread the icing on top.
They were delicious. I’ve been making this same “recipe” ever since with little to no tweaks. My whole family has fallen in love with them. Everyone looks forward to having these cranberry cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning now! I knew I had to finally share them on the blog.
I even shared the recipe on the back of our Christmas cards this year! How cute?!
Pair these with: Holiday Brunch Punch Perfect for Christmas Morning
If you try these, tag me on Instagram @kirstenturk! I always love seeing what you make.Print
These upgraded Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls are so festive and delicious, perfect for the holiday season. They’re a great way to use up leftover cranberry sauce, too!
This recipe can easily be doubled. I always make a double batch on Christmas morning!
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