Orange Rolls (in Just 1 Hour)

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  • A recipe for incredibly delicious, thick, light and fluffy Orange Rolls! These easy sweet orange rolls covered in cream (to make them extra moist) are topped with an orange glaze for a truly memorable treat!

    orange rolls

    Yes, these delightful, light and fluffy sweet orange rolls with orange glaze are made start to finish in less than an hour. The best part? 50 minutes of that you’re just patiently waiting while they rise to the occasion!

    orange roll

    I adapted my better than the bakery cinnamon roll recipe and to be honest, I’m not sure which one you’re going to love more. Do we have to choose? I don’t think so!

    orange rolls with icing

    This recipe for easy orange rolls is great for brunch and will have everyone talking! If you love everything sweet orange, you’ll also love Mandarin Orange Cake (Made From Scratch) and Orange Bread.

    orange roll dough

    Orange Rolls are so beautiful, even before they go in the oven! I love the sparkling sugar crystals zest pouring out of the rolls. They taste even better than they look!

    Orange Rolls are made with milk, butter, flour, sugar, salt, active quick rise yeast, egg, and orange zest. The secret ingredient (and step) that make these Orange Rolls stand above the rest is heavy cream! Covering them with heavy cream makes these thick, fluffy rolls so moist!

    I top them with an Orange Glaze made with orange juice (you can substitute juice of an orange or lemon juice), powdered sugar and vanilla. It seeps into the rolls for the best flavor and prettiest drizzle!

    orange rolls in a dish

    sweet orange roll with orange glaze on plate

    As if these orange rolls aren’t heavenly enough already, I cover them in a vanilla orange glaze that is to-die-for!

    bit of orange roll

    These babies (also known as orange buns) are good to the last bite (which you can always count on me eating) – they’re so moist!

    thick orange rolls

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    Easy 1 hour orange rolls recipe {with just 10 minutes hands on time!}

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    If you love this recipe, try my Easy Bread Pudding Recipe

    1 Hour Easy Orange Rolls Recipe

    Incredibly delicious, thick, light and fluffy Orange Rolls! These easy sweet orange rolls covered in cream are topped with an orange glaze for a truly memorable treat!

    Course Brunch
    Cuisine American
    Keyword buns, glaze, orange, rolls
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    resting time 35 minutes
    Total Time 1 hour
    Servings 8
    Calories 538 kcal


    • 3/4 c milk
    • 1/3 c butter
    • 2 1/4 c flour + up to 1 c additional
    • 1/4 c sugar
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 yeast package active quick rise
    • 1 egg
    • 4 Tbsp butter melted
    • 1 c sugar
    • 2 Tbsp orange zest zest of 1 large orange
    • 1/4 c heavy cream
    • 2 c powdered sugar
    • 3 Tbsp orange or lemon juice
    • 1 tsp vanilla


    1. In a saucepan over medium heat, add milk & butter. Stir until melted & remove from heat.
    2. In a mixing bowl, combine 2 1/4 c flour, 1/4 c sugar, salt. Add yeast & lukewarm milk mixture. Combine. Add egg.
    3. Using the dough hook attachment on your mixer, knead while gradually adding in up to 1 c flour until the dough forms a ball & pulls aways from the edges of the bowl. You can also knead by hand.
    4. Let dough rest for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    5. On a floured surface, roll out dough into a rectangle. Spread melted butter on top. Paint butter on top with a pastry brush & sprinkle with sugar & orange zest. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut 10 strips. Roll & place in a baking dish or cast iron skillet.
    6. Turn oven off. Cover rolls with a damp towel & allow to rise 25 minutes. Remove from oven, preheat again to 350 degrees. Cover rolls in 1/4 c heavy cream. Bake 15 minutes, or until slightly golden.
    7. Top with icing & serve.

    Recipe Notes

    Covering them with heavy cream makes these thick, fluffy rolls so moist!

    Nutrition Facts
    1 Hour Easy Orange Rolls Recipe
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 538 Calories from Fat 162
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 18g28%
    Saturated Fat 11g55%
    Cholesterol 69mg23%
    Sodium 286mg12%
    Potassium 91mg3%
    Carbohydrates 91g30%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 62g69%
    Protein 5g10%
    Vitamin A 610IU12%
    Vitamin C 5mg6%
    Calcium 48mg5%
    Iron 1.7mg9%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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    This recipe was originally posted March 2015.

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