Cranberry-Orange Twists with Orange Icing

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Cranberry-Orange Twists with Orange Icing absolutely scream Christmas! A homemade cranberry-orange compote is slathered in between puff pastry sheets and baked until golden brown. They are then drizzled with a delicious icing.

Baked Cranberry-Orange Twists drizzled with orange icing and sitting on a marble board.

Ingredients Needed For These Cranberry-Orange Twists with Icing:

  • Puff pastry sheets
  • Homemade Cranberry-Orange Compote (linked below)
  • Organic powdered sugar
  • Oat milk or milk of choice
  • Navel orange

Here is how I use my Cranberry-Orange Compote in a secondary recipe. This goodie takes no time at all to prep and bake. The compote flavors are complex and the end result is a delectably light and slightly tart pastry.

Baked Cranberry-Orange Twists dusted with powdered sugar.

Once you have made and cooled the compote, slather it all over the top of one of the pastry sheets, and then place the second sheet on top. All that follows is to cut, twist and bake. Well, of course, it’s not a true pastry until it’s dripping in glaze, am I right?!?

Pro Tips on Prepping the Pastry:

  • Let it thaw for a bit on the counter. Don’t let it get warm though or it will be impossible to work with. (I just remove the pastry from the box and set it on top of a paper towel).
  • When rolling it out, go over it in each direction just a couple of times. You only want to loosen it up a bit rather than thin it out.
  • To seal the pastry crimp the edges with a fork. This will help prevent the compote from oozing out.
Baked Cranberry-Orange Twists sitting on parchment paper and surrounded by fresh cranberries and orange segments.

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Baked Cranberry-Orange Twists dusted with powdered sugar.

Cranberry-Orange Twists with Orange Icing


  • Author: Naomi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Inactive Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 people 1x

Description

Cranberry-Orange Twists with Orange Icing absolutely scream Christmas! A homemade cranberry-orange compote is slathered in between puff pastry sheets and baked until golden brown. They are then drizzled with a delicious icing.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 box Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed and slightly rolled out
  • Homemade Cranberry-Orange Compote, cooled
  • ICING:
  • 3/4 cup Organic Powdered Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Oat Milk, or milk of choice
  • 1/2 Navel Orange, zested, plus a splash of juice

Instructions

  1. Pastry: Thaw the puff pastry sheets according to package directions; about 30-35 minutes. (Don’t let it get warm though).
  2. Oven: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. 
  3. Prep the pastry. Add a sprinkle of flour to your counter top. Gently roll out the puff pastry dough just a bit with a rolling pin. (When rolling it out, go over it in each direction just a couple of times. You only want to loosen it up a bit rather than thin it out).
  4. Filling: Spread the Cranberry-Orange Compote all over one of the dough sheets; leaving a small boarder along the edges. Gently top with the other puff pastry sheet (make sure it’s as even as possible). To seal the pastry crimp the edges with a fork. This will help prevent the compote from oozing out.
  5. Cut: With a pizza cutter, cut right down the middle. Then cut each side into six equal parts. Take each thread and turn into twists.  
  6. Bake: Add to a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. 
  7. Make the icing: Add the powdered sugar, milk, zest and two small squeezes of orange juice to a small bowl and stir to combine. Lightly drizzle over the cranberry twists and serve while warm. 

Notes

  • Prep Time: Keep in mind, this excludes the prep time for the compote. 
  • Icing: If it’s too runny, just add a bit more powdered sugar to thicken it up.
  • Pastry: Let it thaw for a bit on the counter. Don’t let it get warm though, or it will be impossible to work with. (I just remove the pastry from the box and set it on top of a paper towel).
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Baking, Breakfast, Brunch, Cranberry, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dessert, Easy Baking, Fruit, Holiday Recipes, Orange Recipes, Pastry Recipes, Recipes for a Crowd

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4 Comments

  1. Remember we didn’t use the pastry sheets at Christmas so I have those on hand!!!! I hope to do this soon.
    Bob would love it!

  2. This is one of my favorite dessert recipes. The cranberry is tart without being overpowering and it pairs great with the light and flaky pastry. So so good!

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