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Homemade Orange Rolls Recipe

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Homemade Orange Rolls Recipe

Homemade Orange Rolls Recipe

This recipe for homemade Orange Rolls is so good–we ate almost a whole pan of them ourselves!

It’s a good thing this Orange Rolls recipe makes two 11 x 7 pans worth (I used two 13 x 9 pans) of this sweet and delicious citrusy treat! We were able to give away a few to the neighbors too.

While the original recipe is for a bread machine, it’s just as easy to whip up using your stand mixer. I admit I skipped the second rising time on accident–but still with great results! Only slightly adapted from a 1994 Taste of Home magazine recipe clipping.

Homemade Orange Rolls Recipe

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Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Yield: 2 1/2 Dozen Orange Rolls

Serving Size: 2 Rolls

Homemade Orange Rolls Recipe

Delicious! I used a 13 x 9 inch pan instead of the 11 x 7 pan called for here.


    Dough Ingredients:
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/4 Cup Warm Water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 Cup Warm Milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 Cup Shortening
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 3-1/2 to 3-3/4 Cups Flour
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 2 Tablespoons Grated Orange Peel
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Butter, Softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Extract
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons Orange Juice (I used considerably more to achieve the desired consistency)


  1. Combine Yeast and Water. Let rest for five minutes.
  2. Add in Milk, Shortening, Sugar, Salt, the Egg, and 3 Cups of Flour.
  3. Combine. Stir in enough remaining Flour until it forms a soft dough.
  4. Using the dough hook on my mix master, I let that do the kneading. 6-8 minutes by hand, I did 4-5 minutes via machine.
  5. Cover and let rise for one hour.
  6. Meanwhile, combine ingredients for Filling. Set aside.
  7. After dough has doubled in size, punch it down and divide it in half.
  8. Roll each half into a 15 x 10 rectangle.
  9. Spread half the Filling on each side.
  10. Roll up by starting on the longest portion. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine filling ingredients; set aside.
  11. Cut into 15 rolls.
  12. Place rolls into two greased 11 x 7 baking pans. I used 13 x 9 with success. Cover and let rise again for 45 minutes.
  13. Bake 375* for 20-25 minutes or until very lightly browned.
  14. Combine Glaze ingredients using enough Orange Juice to achieve a drizzling consistency.
  15. Spread over warm, but not hot, rolls.


Clipped from a 1994 Taste of Home magazine. (slightly adapted)

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