Grandma's Orange Rolls Recipe
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Grandma's Orange Rolls Recipe

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Both our two children and grandchildren love these fine-textured sweet rolls. We have our own orange, lime and grapefruit trees, and it's such a pleasure to go out and pick fruit right off the tree. —Norma Poole, Auburndale, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3-1/2 to 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 156 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 122 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add the milk, shortening, sugar, salt, egg and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine filling ingredients; set aside.
  3. Punch dough down; divide in half. Roll each half into a 15-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Spread half the reserved filling on each rectangle. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a long end. Cut each into 15 rolls.
  4. Place in two greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  5. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. In a small bowl, combine the confectioner's sugar, butter, extract and enough milk to achieve desired consistency; spread over warm rolls. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Grandma's Orange Rolls in Taste of Home February/March 1994

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 156 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 122 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 9, 2013

"Delicious! Everyone raves about these rolls and wants the recipe."

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Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

"Delicious!"

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Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"I have used this recipe for years at Christmas and Thanksgiving gatherings. The dough is a wonderful all-purpose sweet roll dough that can be used to make cinnamon rolls also. These always receive rave reviews from my family."

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Reviewed Jul. 4, 2009

"You can also add some orange or lemon zest to the icing. Very tasty rolls!"

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