Orange Sweet Rolls

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 35 min.


1 dozen

Updated: Sep. 13, 2023
This orange sweet rolls recipe is so dependable—I make it a lot during the holidays because it’s quick and delicious. And there are never any leftovers! —Angela Sheridan, Opdyke, Illinois
Orange Sweet Rolls Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • DOUGH:
  • 3-1/2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade, warmed


  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, orange marmalade and orange juice until blended; stir in pecans.
  2. In a large bowl, combine baking mix, sugar and yeast. Stir in the warm water to form a soft dough. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Cover and let rest 10 minutes. Roll into an 11x8-in. rectangle. Spread cream cheese mixture to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 slices.
  3. Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, cut side down. Cover with a kitchen towel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°. Brush tops with melted butter. Bake until golden brown, 35-40 minutes. Cool slightly in pan on a wire rack. For glaze, stir together confectioners' sugar and marmalade; drizzle over warm rolls.

Orange Sweet Rolls Tips

Can you knead the dough for orange sweet rolls in a stand mixer?

Many yeast doughs can be kneaded in a stand mixer, and these orange sweet rolls are no exception. Knead the dough in a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook on medium speed until the dough is soft and elastic, and doesn’t break when a small amount of dough is gently pulled, about 4 minutes.

How do you store orange sweet rolls?

These delicious rolls will likely be gobbled up as soon as they hit the serving platter, and are freshest the day they are made. But if you have any leftovers, store them in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Bring up to room temperature before serving. Leftovers can be frozen for up to 3 weeks in an airtight container. Here's how to store more of your favorite baked goods!

Can you make orange sweet rolls ahead of time?

To make these rolls a day ahead of time, complete the recipe through step 3, except instead of covering with a kitchen towel and letting rise, cover tightly and refrigerate for up to 12 hours. When you’re ready to bake, remove from the refrigerator and let them rise on the counter until doubled, which could take as long as 4 hours. Then, bake as directed and serve with French hot chocolate or cranberry orange mimosas for a really indulgent treat.

Catherine Ward, Taste of Home Prep Kitchen Manager

Nutrition Facts

1 roll: 311 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 445mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.