*When you form the spiral, it can be a little looser than what my photos show. The second time I made it, I left a little bit of space and the biscuits puffed up while baking to fill it.
*Covering the roll with a piece of foil for the last minutes of baking will help it from getting too brown while giving the center of the roll a little extra time to finish baking.
*If you like lots of glaze, double the recipe for it.
*I used a cooked cranberry sauce that had a jelly consistency. This worked better for me than the kind that comes out of the can, shaped like a can. The gelled can version still worked, but the jelly consistency of the Trader Joe's version made for a juicier filling. If you use a cranberry sauce that has whole cranberries, you'll want to chop them down a bit so they fit nicely into the roll. If your cranberry sauce is very wet, let it sit in a mesh strainer to remove the excess liquid so that it is not drippy or you could cook it until the water parts evaporate. You just don't want watery. It shouldn't be a raw relish kind of cranberry sauce. It should be thick like jelly.
*Don't be tempted to make a thick layer of cranberry sauce. Too much wetness in the dough will make it harder to bake up into fluffy layers.
*I tried using cranberry sauce with no sugar/spice sprinkled on top and that also worked, but we did like it better with it.
*Not a fan of cranberry sauce? Use your favorite jam/jelly! Then make a glaze that complements it. You can make all kinds of flavor combos! I'm sure I'll be posting more flavors in the future.
*If you don't want the orange flavor to be too pervasive, you can omit the zest from the glaze. If you don't want any extra orange at all in the topping, skip the zest and substitute water for the orange juice. We liked all of the orange additions, but it can compete with the cranberry sauce. We tried it without the orange in the glaze and we liked it better with it than without.
*Store leftovers at room temperature wrapped in foil. Reheat in a toaster oven to revive it. I love it best fresh, but leftovers are still quite good once reheated.
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