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Orange Sweet Rolls
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5 from 4 votes

Orange Rolls

Light and fluffy Orange Rolls will be your new breakfast go-to recipe.  These rolls are the "melt in your mouth" kind of good, the "stuff that dreams are made of" kind of good.  They are buttery soft and every crevice is filled with a delicious sweet orange filling.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Rest/Rise2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast Rolls, Orange Rolls, Orange Sweet Rolls
Servings: 8
Author: Amanda Rettke - iambaker.net



  • cup whole milk, warmed in microwave for about 30 seconds
  • 5 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces, room temperature
  • ½ tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

Orange Filling

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup brown sugar


  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar



  • In a medium bowl, combine milk and 1 tablespoon sugar. Sprinkle yeast over milk and whisk to blend. Let sit until yeast is foamy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs; whisk until smooth.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine remaining 4 tablespoons sugar, flour, and salt. Add the milk mixture. With the mixer running, add butter, 1 piece at a time, blending well between additions.
  • Mix on medium speed for 1 minute. Knead on medium-high speed until the dough is soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Brush a medium bowl with some melted butter; place the dough in the bowl. Brush the top of the dough with the remaining melted butter; cover with plastic wrap.
  • Let dough rise in a warm, draft-free area until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • When you are ready, punch the dough, turn out onto a floured surface, and roll into a 10x15 rectangle (it should be about 1/4 inch thick).

Orange Filling

  • In a small bowl combine the butter, marmalade, and salt.
  • Spread the orange mixture over the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border at the far edge. Sprinkle the brown sugar all over. Roll the dough up, pinching with your fingers to keep it tightly rolled. Press the seam to seal before positioning the log seam side down.
  • Use a very sharp knife cut the dough into 8 equal pieces. Place in a greased 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
  • Place the rolls in a warm dry space and allow them to rise for 1 hour.


  • Bake at 350°F for about 25-30 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Let cool on a wire rack for at least 5 minutes.


  • While the rolls cool, whisk together the icing ingredients until smooth. Drizzle all over the warm rolls and serve.