Skip to main content

Apple Cranberry Dinner Rolls

Apple Cranberry Dinner Rolls
The savory-sweet combo of these rolls is the perfect addition to your traditional holiday table.
Yield 12 rolls



  • 1 cup warm milk (110-115°F)
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Platinum Yeast
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cups bread flour, divided
  • 1/4 cup craisins
  • 1/2 cup apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • Melted butter for brushing on baked rolls


  • In large mixing bowl whisk together warm milk, yeast and sugar. Set aside for five minutes.
  • Once yeast is proofed, stir in salt, butter and egg. Add one cup of flour, stirring lightly. Fold in craisins and apple. Stir in an additional 1 1/2 cups flour.
  • Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and begin kneading dough, adding up to an additional ½ cup flour as needed. Knead dough for 5-10 minutes until smooth, round ball forms.
  • Place dough in a well greased bowl. Cover; let rise in warm area to for 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide out into 12 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a smooth ball. Place in greased 9-inch round baking pan. Cover; let rise in warm area for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Bake rolls for 12-15 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and set on wire rack. Brush rolls with warm butter. Serve warm.


Recipe by Jenna Edmiston.

Did you make this recipe?

We want to see it! Tag @redstaryeast and use hashtag #redstaryeast

Review & Comments

Annie | Reply

Do you have directions for making this with 2 cups flour.

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Annie,
This recipe uses 3 cups of flour. You could cut the recipe in half, which would be 1 1/2 cups flour.
Happy baking!

Lazy K | Reply

5 stars
Delicious! Hubby even loved them and he doesn’t like cranberries.
Yes, the apples did make for a sticky dough but not really a problem.
Next time I’ll add twice the cranberries. And since I live at high altitude it took about 40 minutes to bake!!

Bea | Reply

Waiting on these to rise right now. I found that it was a very sticky dough and needed extra flour. Can’t wait to see how they turn out!!

Leave a Reply

Made the recipe? Rate it!