Cranberry Puff Pastry Rolls

These cranberry puff pastry rolls are so sweet and one of the best easy Christmas party foods you can make. A lot of gorgeous flaky puff pastry with cinnamon sugar and dried cranberries. It brings together the perfect Christmas flavours for a quick and easy cranberry puff pastry dessert. This is my take on cranberry twists. There are so many ways to use up leftover puff pastry including this sweet cranberry puff pastry pinwheels recipe.

These cranberry puff pastry rolls are a great and simple puff pastry dessert. Mix dried cranberries with cinnamon sugar and roll. The cranberry twists couldn’t be easier to make. You all know how much I love flaky puff pastry and the sharp cranberries pair perfectly. The buttery puff pastry in these cranberry puff pastry rolls is next level.

Why you’ll love this cranberry puff pastry rolls recipe

  • It’s an easy puff pastry dessert – what’s not to love?
  • Cranberries are the perfect Christmas fruit and these rolls can be whipped up in an instant for an unexpected party guest or a midnight snack before Santa arrives.
  • The cranberry twists can be made ahead of time and stored until you are ready to bake. They are best when fresh so eat them the same day they are baked.
  • My sweet cranberry puff pastry pinwheels are a lovely sweet bite-size treat that is a perfect way to use up leftover puff pastry.

Top Questions

Why do dried cranberries have so much sugar?
What are the 3 types of puff pastry?
It is ok to eat raw cranberries?
How can I use up leftover puff pastry?

Cranberry Puff Pastry Rolls Ingredients

DRIED CRANBERRIES

These puff pastry cranberry rolls wouldn’t be complete without a heathy dose of dried cranberries. Sprinkle them evenly over your pastry for a sharp bite in each cranberry twist.

CINNAMON SUGAR

Cinnamon sugar is so easy to make you definitely don’t need to buy it ready made. Mix the light brown soft sugar with the cinnamon and mix together. That is all you need to do. It’s really that simple.

If you love cinnamon sugar you can add cinnamon to a bag of sugar and have a good amount to use over the Christmas holidays.

PRE-MADE PUFF PASTRY

These cranberry puff pastry rolls are so easy to make because they can be made with your store-bought pastry. Homemade pastry is wonderful but such a faff! If you want to whip these up sickly then grab your pastry from the fridge and roll straight out.

How to make cranberry puff pastry rolls – step by step

To Start, preheat your oven and line your baking tray with greaseproof paper. This will make it easier to lift from the pan after baking.

  • Unroll the puff pastry sheet.
  • Melt the butter and brush it using a pastry brush over the rolled-out pastry.
  • In a bowl mix together cinnamon and the granulated sugar. Sprinkle it over the pastry evenly.
  • Sprinkle over the dried cranberries.
  • Roll up the puff pastry along the long side. Place it seam side down.
  • Using a sharp knife, carefully cut slices and place them on the prepared baking trays. Give them a little distance between them as they will spread when baking.
  • In the small bowl beat the egg. Use a pastry to brush the egg over the slices of Cinnamon Puff Pastry rolls.
  • Place in the oven and bake, until golden.
  • Enjoy when still warm with a dusting of icing sugar, more cinnamon or just straight off the cooling rack.

Top Tips

  • Make sure you take your pastry out the fridge about 30minutes before you intend to start baking. This will make it easy to roll out and avoid any cracks forming.
  • Mix your sugar and cinnamon together ( 2:1 ratio) to create a cinnamon sugar hat can be sprinkled over your cranberry twists.

Cranberry Puff Pastry Rolls Serving Suggestions

As an option, you can pop the roll of puff pastry back in the fridge before you cut it, until you need it. Even a 10-minute rest will help. It will still work without popping it back in the fridge.

Equipment

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  • 2 baking trays
  • greaseproof paper / baking parchment
  • Sharp knife
  • Pastry brush
  • Small bowl

Storing / Making ahead of time options for cranberry puff pastry rolls

The cranberry twists can be prepared and placed in the fridge prior to cutting the roll into swirls. Once baked these are best enjoyed the same day.

They can be kept for a couple days in an air tight container.

Substitutions and variations

DARK CHOCOLATE CHIPS

Ready to pimp your cranberry puff pastry rolls? When you add the dried cranberries I suggest that you try adding about 150g of dark chocolate chips too. the mix of dark chocolate and cranberries is amazing and this makes it a great puff pastry party food. The flavours go together so well, giving a rich dessert that balances both sweet and sharp flavours.

I would recommend reducing the amount of cinnamon if you do add the chocolate chips.

BLACKBERRIES AND RASPBERRIES

If cranberries aren’t enough or you want to change it up, try adding blackberries and raspberries into your cranberry twists just prior to rolling the pastry together. The fresh fruit mixes with the sweet and sharp cranberries and makes these cranberry puff pastry rolls better – if that’s even possible.

I’d love to hear your pimped-up cranberry twists in the comments below.

FAQS

Why do dried cranberries have so much sugar?

Dried cranberries have a high sugar content due t the sharp taste of cranberries. They can be enjoyed in moderation as part of a healthy lifestyle and have been said to contain antioxidants and lots of vitamins.

What are the 3 types of Puff Pastry

There are four commonly known types of puff pastry—’half,’ ‘three-quarter,’ ‘full’ . The terms describe the amount of fat to the weight of flour ratio. Each one creates a slightly different bake. The more butter ( fat) the more flaky your pastry will be.

Is it okay to eat raw cranberries?

Yes! Raw cranberries are perfectly healthy to eat but the sharp taste is not for everyone. That’s why my cranberry puff pastry dessert uses dried cranberries. They have been mixed with sugar to sweeten the cranberries but the tart flavour still cuts through.

How can I use up leftover puff pastry?

There are so many ways to use up leftover puff pastry including this sweet cranberry puff pastry pinwheels recipe. You can try adding Nutella to the leftover pieces and twirling them, nuts and chocolate or even keeping it really simple with a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar.

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Recipe

Cranberry Puff Pastry Rolls

Sisley White
These cranberry puff pastry rolls are so sweet and one of the best easy Christmas party foods you can make. A lot of gorgeous flaky puff pastry with cinnamon sugar and dried cranberries. It brings together the perfect Christmas flavours for a quick and easy cranberry puff pastry dessert. This is my take on cranberry twists. There are so many ways to use up leftover puff pastry including this sweet cranberry puff pastry pinwheels recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Afternoon Tea, Biscuits, Cakes, cookies, Party Food, Snack, Sweet Treats
Cuisine American, British, English, International
Servings 16 pinwheels
Calories 210 kcal

Equipment

  • 2 baking trays
  • greaseproof paper / baking parchment
  • 1 sharp knife
  • 1 pastry brush
  • 1 small bowl

Ingredients
 
 

  • 375 g Puff Pastry (ready rolled sheet is best)
  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 200 g dried cranberries
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Icing Sugar (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Remove the puff pastry from the fridge about 20 minutes before you want to start. This will help it be soft enough to unroll without breaking.
  • Preheat the oven to 200° / 180ºC fan/ Gas 6. Line the baking sheets with baking paper.
  • Unroll the puff pastry sheet.
  • Melt the 50g butter and brush it using a pastry brush over the rolled out pastry.
  • In a bowl mix together the 2 tablespoons of cinnamon and the 4 tablespoons of granulated sugar. Sprinkle it over the pastry evenly.
  • Sprinkle over the 200g dried cranberries.
  • Roll up the puff pastry from along the long side. Place it seam side down.
  • Using a sharp knife, carefully cut slices and place them on the prepared baking trays. Give them a little distance between them as they will spread when baking.
  • In the small bowl beat the egg. Use a pastry to brush the egg over the slices of Cinnamon Puff Pastry Swirls.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, until golden.
  • Enjoy when still warm with a dusting of icing sugar, more cinnamon or just straight off the cooling rack.

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Notes

  • As an option, you can pop the roll of puff pastry back in the fridge before you cut it, until you need it. Even a 10-minute rest will help. It will still work without popping it back in the fridge.
  • Best served warm from the oven, if not on the day they’re made.

Nutrition

Calories: 210kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 63mgPotassium: 28mgFiber: 2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 96IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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