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

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
Author Julie Blanner


  • 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.