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Orange Cinnamon Rolls

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.

Makes

about 2 dozen

I've been making this recipe from my grandmother for years—it's a favorite on Sunday mornings! The orange zest, juice and nuts give these orange cinnamon rolls great flavor. —Donna Taylor, Southbridge, Massachusetts
Orange Cinnamon Rolls Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice

Directions

  1. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 14-in. square. Spread butter over dough. In a small bowl, combine the pecans, sugar, brown sugar, orange zest and cinnamon. Sprinkle over dough.
  2. Roll up jelly-roll style; pinch seams to seal. Cut into 1/2-in. slices. Place cut side down in 2 greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 40 minutes.
  3. Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown. Combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, vanilla and enough orange juice to achieve desired consistency; drizzle over warm rolls.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 110 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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