I am so excited to be sharing this recipe that I created for the Cape Cod Select Holiday Blogger Recipe Challenge a few years ago. 

A rustic cranberry-orange-pecan cobbler roll that is perfect to serve as a Thanksgiving dessert.
Rustic Cranberry-Orange_Pecan-Cobbler Roll

This Rustic Cranberry-Orange-Pecan Cobbler Roll was my entry.  I did not win anything, but my family won by having this cobbler to eat!

It is perfect to add to your Thanksgiving dessert table.

Frozen Cranberries are so wonderful to bake with because they are always available.  I like to keep a bag on hand to use year round. 

cape cod frozen cranberries, dessert, cobbler roll, holiday baking, cape cod select blogger challenge  These were so perfect and such a vibrant color.

My husband and I eat a lot of cranberries in savory as well as  sweet dishes. 

Rustic Cranberry-Orange-Pecan Cobbler Roll is perfect for the upcoming holidays, and is a delicious twist on an old fashioned cobbler.  It is a cobbler crust, rolled out and filled with cranberries, orange zest, cinnamon-sugar, and pecans.  The roll is cut into slices and baked in a simple syrup sauce. 

cape cod select, frozen cranberries, dessert, cobbler roll, holiday bakingAssemble the ingredients.

cape cod select, blogger challenge, dessert, cranberries, holiday baking, cobbler rollWhisk together a simple syrup of water and sugar in baking pan. Bake until dough slices are ready to go into this.

dessert, cobbler roll, cape cod select, frozen cranberries, holiday bakingMix together ingredients for filling.

desserts, frozen cranberries, cobbler roll, cape cod select, holiday bakingPrepare and roll out the crust.

dessert, holiday baking, frozen cranberries, cape cod selectArrange part of the filling onto the dough, pressing the cranberries down slightly into the dough. 

A rustic cranberry-orange-pecan cobbler roll that is perfect to serve as a Thanksgiving dessert.Roll up like a jelly roll. Cut into 1-inch slices and place into syrup. You can see how perfect these cranberries are.  The slices do not have to be perfect as they will bake together. I also shaped them in my hand before I put them in the syrup to keep everything together.

A rustic cranberry-orange-pecan cobbler roll that is perfect to serve as a Thanksgiving dessert.Top with remaining cranberries, and nuts, and be sure to scrape any cinnamon-sugar from the bowl to add to the pan.

cape cod select, frozen cranberries, dessert, holiday baking, cobbler rollReady for the oven!  Bake until light golden brown.

A rustic cranberry-orange-pecan cobbler roll that is perfect to serve as a Thanksgiving dessert.

Allow to cool slightly and sprinkle with confectioner sugar.

A rustic cranberry-orange-pecan cobbler roll that is perfect to serve as a Thanksgiving dessert.Top with ice cream or whipped topping if desired.

Frozen Cranberries added such color to this cobbler roll and held their shape after baking.  They had just the right amount of tartness.  It was a perfect balance of taste with the sweetness of the simple syrup in my recipe.

I made this recipe twice to get the amounts correct on some of the ingredients.  I must admit that I could not quit sampling it every time I went through the kitchen.

If you like this cobbler roll, another one to try is the blueberry version.

Rustic Blueberry Cobbler Roll

Rustic Cranberry-Orange-Pecan Cobbler Roll
Serves 12
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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
30 min
  1. 2 1/2 cups water
  2. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  1. 2 cups all purpose flour
  2. (+ 1/4 cup to sprinkle on pastry sheet)
  3. 2 Tablespoons sugar
  4. 3 teaspoons baking powder
  5. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  6. 6 Tablespoons solid shortening
  7. 3/4 cup whole milk
  2. 2 Tablespoons sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  4. zest of 1 medium orange
  5. 1 teaspoon juice from orange
  6. 1/3 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  7. 2 Tablespoons cold butter, cut in small cubes
  8. 2 Tablespoons sifted confectioner sugar
  9. ice cream or whipped topping if desired
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Whisk together the water and sugar in a 13x9 inch glass baking dish. Place in oven and allow to bake until it starts to bubble or dough is ready to be placed in it. Remove carefully from oven.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Using a pastry cutter, or fork, cut in the shortening until crumbly. Stir in the milk and form ball. Chill dough about 10 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle some of the extra flour on flat work surface. Roll dough out into a rectangle about 12x8 inches.
  5. Place the cranberries in a large mixing bowl. Combine the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the cranberries. Add orange zest, orange juice, and pecans to bowl. Toss gently to combine the ingredients.
  6. Arrange about 2 cups of the cranberry mixture evenly over the dough. Place butter cubes over the cranberries.
  7. Roll dough up, jelly roll style. Cut slices 1-inch thick and place, cut side down, into the syrup. ( I lightly shaped each slice in my hand prior to putting it into syrup to keep it together better) Add the remaining cranberries, nuts, and cinnamon-sugar from bowl, over top of the rolls.
  8. Bake until crust is light golden brown and syrup is bubbly, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Sprinkle confectioner sugar.
  10. Top with ice cream or whipped cream if desired. Serve warm. Serves 12
  11. .
  1. As this sets, the simple syrup it is baked in will absorb a little more into the cobbler rolls and is so delicious!
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  1. I received the kindest comment from a lady that made this recipe..

    mentioned you in a comment in Taste Of Home Recipes.

    November 21 at 2:33pm

    Pamela Shank, thank you so very, very much. I made this today and it was a HUGE success. I will be making it again tomorrow for my puzzle/soup/dessert group. I wanted to have it warm for lunch so I rolled the log, cut it in half and wrapped it. At church, I turned on the oven and put the 9×13 in the oven. I heat the water sugar mixture on top of the stove. When it began to bubble, I removed the dish from the oven, added the syrup, sliced the log and assembled. It was perfect. What I love is that I am NOT good with pastry and this is so forgiving …who really knows. Thank you again

  2. It looks and sounds tasty, and I love cranberries. Thank you for partying with me at my very first Wednesday AIM Link Party. I shared your post on my social media sites.

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