Homemade Orange Rolls

We have a local tea room that makes the best orange rolls. I've tackled homemade cinnamon rolls several times and I watched Pioneer Woman make Orange Rolls on her show and thought, wow it's basically the same thing! I've had the ingredients in my cabinet for probably 4 months and decided it was finally time to whip these bad boys together!

So here is my recipe for homemade orange rolls!

Homemade Orange Rolls

For the basic roll dough:
1 cup of milk, warmed
1 packet of Active-Dry yeast
1/2 c of Sugar
1/3 c butter, melted
2 eggs
4 1/2 c flour
1 tsp salt

Mix the first three ingredients and let sit until yeast is foamy. Then add butter and eggs. Mix in salt and flour 1/2 cup at a time and knead until mixed well. I did this all in my Kitchen Aid stand mixer with the hook attachment.

Preheat oven to 200 degrees, turn off when preheated and place bowl with dough in oven (with the oven OFF) with a kitchen towel over top. Let rise for one hour.

Dough filling:
1 jar of Orange Marmalade (I used an 18 oz jar)
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. melted butter

Once the dough is done rising, roll out onto a flat surface. You want it to be in the shape of a rectangle. Spread the Orange Marmalade over the dough then pour the melted butter over that and sprinkle the brown sugar over the entire surface. You can also sprinkle with a little salt here. Roll the dough into a tube shape. Cut into whatever size rolls you want. This made about 16 large rolls for me. I filled 4 pans with 4 rolls each. Once placed in pan place in a warm spot and let rise 30 more minutes. After rising, I covered the three pans that I wasn't baking today with foil and stuck them in the freezer. Now we have three more quick breakfasts ready to go straight into the oven!

Preheat over to 360. Bake rolls on highest rack for 20-25 minutes, until edges are brown.

While baking, mix together the glaze.

Juice of one orange
1 tsp salt
5 TBSP melted butter
Powdered sugar until the right consistency (I didn't measure, my guess is 1-1.5 cups)

When you pull the rolls out of the oven, let cool for ten minutes, then drizzle with glaze and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy these yummy rolls as much as we did. I love these because they are so much better than the canned version and a LOT cheaper. This made us four pans full and I usually have all of the ingredients (but the marmalade, which I used the Great Value Brand that was less than $2) in my pantry all the time. If you need a good cinnamon roll recipe, these never disappoint either! My friend Rebecca gave me this recipe a few years ago and they always turn out great!


  1. Those look delicious. I have never had an orange roll before, but now want to try these. --Joanna


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