Cranberry Orange Braid

With just 5 ingredients and a luscious optional glaze, this cranberry orange braid looks and tastes super impressive.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword braid, cranberry, orange, puff pastry
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Puff Pastry Thaw Time 40 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 639 kcal


  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/3 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 5 tablespoons heavy cream


  1. Thaw puff pastry sheet per directions on the back of the box. Preheat oven to 400°F. 

  2. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper, place thawed pastry directly on the sheet tray. Cut braid per tutorial.*

  3. In two long rows, side by side, spoon the cranberry sauce and marmalade down the center of the braid. Fold braid per the tutorial.

  4. In a small bowl, beat the egg with a splash of cold water. Brush all over the pastry. Sprinkle with the coarse sugar. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Let cool slightly.

  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and heavy cream. Pour the glaze over the braid, cut and serve.

Recipe Notes

*Find the tutorial on how to make a puff pastry braid by clicking here

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Orange Braid
Amount Per Serving
Calories 639 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 197mg9%
Potassium 76mg2%
Carbohydrates 85g28%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 55g61%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.