• Cooking Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 10 - 12
  • Preparation Time: 15 mins


Braided bread always makes a table look special and this one with nuts, cranberries and apples makes a perfect holiday addition.


  • 12 Rhodes Dinner Rolls or 8 Rhodes Texas™ Rolls, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 can apple pie filling (21oz.)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup whole cranberry sauce
  • additional nuts, for garnish
  • Icing:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Combine rolls and roll into a 12x14-inch rectangle.
  • With a clean ruler, gently mark a 4 inch strip lengthwise down the center.
  • Spread butter on entire surface.
  • Place apple pie filling down center of dough.
  • Spoon cranberry sauce on top of filling.
  • Top with 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.
  • Make cuts from filling to dough edges at about 2-inch intervals.
  • Fold bottom and top edges towards filling.
  • Alternating sides, fold strips at an angle across filling.
  • Finish by stretching last strip and tucking under bottom end.
  • Using both hands, lift onto a sprayed baking sheet.
  • Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise for 20-30 minutes. Remove wrap and bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Place on rack to cool.
  • Drizzle with icing and sprinkle with additional chopped nuts.

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