Orange Sweet Rolls

Orange Sweet Rolls are the perfect breakfast or brunch treat, filled with orange flavor. The sweet roll dough has orange zest in it and the rolls are filled with orange marmalade then topped with a cream cheese and orange flavor glaze.

Is there anything better than a sweet roll for breakfast? Pillowy soft rolls, filled with your favorite fruit or spice flavorings and topped with a sweet cream cheese glaze…

Don’t tell anyone, but I might be practically drooling just thinking about these sweet rolls. They’re so tasty and perfect to make if you are having guests over. They look beautiful on a plate, just don’t expect for them to last long.

Sweet rolls and cinnamon rolls are my favorite treat to make for others. My coworkers devour them within minutes of them appearing and they don’t last long when I make them to leave at home either. How can anyone resist?

WHAT ARE SWEET ROLLS?

Sweet rolls refer to a variety of yeast-leavened baked rolls. They can be filled with candied fruits or jams, nuts or spices. A sweet icing or glaze is spread on top of them after baking.

OTHER FLAVOR OPTIONS

If orange isn’t your thing, rest assured. I have a pretty big variety of sweet/cinnamon rolls here.

Cherry, strawberry, lemon and blueberry would be other great fruit options. Pecans or walnuts would make a great nut studded version. Spiced versions could include the classic cinnamon, or less common but still tasty nutmeg, cardamom, even ginger!

HOW TO MAKE SWEET ROLLS

  • Proof the yeast in warm milk with sugar.
  • Combine remaining dough ingredients into a stand mixer, add yeast and mix until dough forms.
  • Let dough rise 1 hour.
  • Roll out dough into a rectangle. Fill with orange marmalade.
  • Roll up into a log, cut into evenly sized rolls.
  • Place on a baking sheet and let rise 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Combine filling ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
  • Spread over cooled rolls.

January’s theme for Baking Bloggers is sweet rolls. Check out what the other bloggers have made.

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Orange Sweet Rolls

Orange Sweet Rolls are the perfect breakfast or brunch treat, filled with orange flavor. The sweet roll dough has orange zest in it and the rolls are filled with orange marmalade then topped with a cream cheese and orange flavor glaze.

  • Author: NicholeL
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Ingredients

For the Dough:

  • 1 packet dry active yeast 
  • 1 cup milk, warmed to 100F
  • 1/4 cup sugar 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 4 cups all purpose flour 
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened 
  • 1 egg
  • zest from 1 large orange 
  • 1/4 cup orange juice 

For the Filling:

  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade 

For the Frosting: 

  • 4 tbsp butter, softened 
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened 
  • 2 cups powdered sugar 
  • 2 tbsp orange juice 
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4 Comments

  1. Orange sweet rolls are one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing Nichole.

  2. Yum! Love all that orange flavor throughout the rolls.

  3. Those look so good, I want some.

  4. The filling with orange marlmade is making me drool . The rolls look nice and soft.

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