Cranberry Cinnamon Rolls with Orange Cream Cheese Icing (Pillsbury Grands Upgrade)

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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!


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  • 1 can Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls
  • Homemade cranberry sauce (about 1/2 a cup)
  • 4 oz of cream cheese
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Unroll cinnamon rolls and spread a layer of cranberry sauce onto the rolls. 
  2. Roll the cinnamon rolls back up, pull apart and place in a cast iron skillet or round baking dish. 
  3. Bake according to package instructions (you may need to add a few minutes to the bake time). 
  4. Combine your icing from the can with cream cheese, orange zest and vanilla extract. 
  5. Allow cinnamon rolls to cool slightly before icing and enjoy!


This recipe can easily be doubled. I always make a double batch on Christmas morning!