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Recipe: Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls

Orange Rolls photo #2
I remember back when I was a little kid when my mom used to make Sweet Orange Rolls, and as a kid I never really liked them, but as I’ve gotten older they are one of my favorite things, even though I only have them about once a year. My mom always bought the ones in the refrigerated section, and I never really had made from scratch ones until just a few years ago. Let me tell you, if you’ve never made homemade ones, you MUST make this to die for recipe!

There will be a few steps for this recipe with their own ingredients, so make sure you look at each section if you’re going shopping before making them!!!

Ingredients for bread dough:

  • 2 cups warm water (Make sure it’s warm for the yeast, not TOO hot!)
  • 2 TBS yeast
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups flour (add at end)

Directions for dough:
In a large bowl combine the warm water, yeast, sugar, eggs, butter and salt.
Mix well then add (one cup at a time) 6 cups flour.
Warning it will be sticky!
Cover with a tea towel and set aside till doubled in size. ( If you are in a hurry let rise 20 mins other wise let it rise 40 mins).
Punch down dough, roll out onto a floured surface.

Orange Rolls shared photo #1

Ingredients for Orange filling mixture:

  • 3/4 of a brick of cream cheese softened (save other 1/4 for frosting)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice

Directions for filling:

In an even layer spread orange filling mixture over the dough.
Start on one end and roll tightly (not too tight to squeeze the filling out).
Cut into 1-2 inch sections.
Place in a greased  9×13 baking pan (recipe makes 2 pans).
Set in a warm sunny spot and allow to rise again (15-20 minutes).
Bake 400 degrees, 10-15 minutes till tops are golden brown.

Orange Rolls shared photo #2


Ingredients for Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/4 brick of cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions for frosting rolls:
Mix with a mixer until well blended.
Spread over cooled rolls.


I hope you like them as much as I do!!!


Thursday 5th of May 2016

I have never had anything like this before. Baking with oranges or orange marmalade is not something I grew up with or tried myself. I am intrigued... thank you! I will pass this on to my Mom who is a better baker than me before I attempt this myself. LOL! ;)

Linda Manns Linneman

Wednesday 18th of November 2015

These are so good. I plan on making these again over the Holidays. Thank you so much for sharing


Friday 9th of October 2015

These sound and look so good. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us!!!!

Sandra Watts

Sunday 16th of August 2015

Those look positively delicious. I have not had them in so long. Now I am gonna crave them.


Friday 8th of May 2015

This is pretty good. I don't bake, or cook, so I usually end up buying pastry at the store. The problem is that's never as good as freshly baked.