Recipe for Orange Rolls

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Thanks everyone for your kind comments. My boss let me leave my work trip because I was so sick, Josh came to my rescue. I am feeling better, not great, but better. Thanks again for all of your well wishes.

We enjoyed Easter dinner at the Dewey’s this year. They are not technically family, but close enough:) They always include us in their family events, they are too good to us! We had a huge feast on Easter: Honey Baked ham, roasted asparagus, fresh green beans, salad, fresh fruit, sweet potatoes, and orange rolls. Everything was super tasty.

Today I am sharing the orange roll recipe. We kind of cheated though, we used Rhodes rolls since we were short on time. We usually make homemade rolls, but we thought we would give these a try.

We let the dough thaw out on the counter and twisted them into knots. We then dipped them in butter and a mix of orange zest and sugar. We let them rise for about 40 minutes and baked them up. We let them cool for a bit and then smothered them in an orange glaze.

I usually turn my nose up to store bought baked goods and mixes, but these orange rolls were OH SO GOOD! I loved them! The rolls were light and fluffy and the orange sugar and glaze really made them special. Everyone devoured them. There were no leftovers and we made a ton! I think we will have to make these every Easter! A new tradition!

Rhodes Orange Rolls

(Printable Recipe)

1 package of Rhodes frozen roll dough

Butter, softened
Orange zest
Powdered sugar
Fresh orange juice

1. Let the frozen dough thaw out on the counter for about two hours.
2. Once the dough is workable, but still cool, roll the dough balls into ropes and then tie a knot.
3. Dip the knots in softened butter.
4. Combine the sugar and orange zest with your fingers. Dip the buttered knots into the orange/sugar mixture.
5. Place rolls in a greased pan and let rise for at least 40 minutes or until doubled in size.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, until they are golden.
7. Let the rolls cool. Make a glaze by combining powdered sugar, orange zest, and fresh orange juice. Whisk until smooth. I didn’t measure but you want the consistency to be a glaze.
8. With a spoon ice the rolls with the orange glaze.
9. Eat up!
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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. A Quick Survey:

    We had asparagus for Easter.
    Is the word “asparagus” singular or plural?

    I would like one asparagui? Oh forget it make it two asparagus?

    Or two Asparaguesses?


    Let me splain something, that I take offense to in your post. “Technically” not family. Josh is my brother…and when you chose to marry him….You just ended up with two sets of in-laws.

    Besides if your marriage didn’t get you adopted into the Dewey family I think Swimming Pool Blood Basketbrawl sealed the deal.

  2. Ha, Maria! See it’s okay to like “semi-homemade” desserts. Bet you’d like those monkey bread muffins, too. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. It’s one I know we’d love!

  3. glad you’re beginning to feel better!
    meanwhile, i don’t consider what you’ve done here cheating in any way, shape, or form. your rolls are luscious and that’s all there is to it. 🙂

  4. hope you’ve fully recouped 🙂 Orange is good because it has Vitamin C, which is good for flu 🙂 I love the glaze on the rolls!

  5. Mmm, I love orange rolls. They’re one of my favorite breakfast (or really, all-day) treats. I need to make these right away; I’m super craving them now. Hope you’re feeling better!

  6. I made this rolls this morning for my sister in law’s bridal shower. They tasted amazing, everyone loved them. They are perfect because they are not too rich.

    Thanks for the great recipes!

  7. Those Pillsbury orange rolls were me and my siblings absolute fav for breakfast. We used to beg my mom to make them and then fight over who would use up the most icing. Too bad my husband doesn’t like orange – what a weirdo! 🙂

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