12 Reviews

SO AWESOME! I am glad that they aren't too hard, because I am sure that I will be making them often! If you're looking for an awesome recipe, try this one!!

Here's a tip: The easiest way I have found to cut the rolls is to use a piece of dental floss (no, really!!). Slide the floss under the roll to where you want to cut it, pull the ends over the top, cross them and pull. Voila! Nice clean cuts without smashing the roll with a knife.

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peanutinfl1 January 01, 2012

These are SO GOOD! My three boys (8,5,and 3) inhlaed these, eating 10 rolls between them before 10 am! I used the bread machine for kneading the dough, using zest from an entire organic orange. Formed the rolls and then refrigerated overnight. Let rise in the morning (turn the oven on, let it warm up just a bit, then turn off and leave the pan in the oven until rolls are doubled in size; remove rolls from oven, preheat, then bake). Mine were ready after baking time of 17 minutes so watch carefully. I doubled the icing, adding just a bit of orange extract instead of zest out of pure laziness. Icing as is would be enough, especially if served for lunch next to chicken salad (yum), but I'd use about 1.5x the amount for breakfast. Pilsbury doesn't hold a candle to these! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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LonghornMama January 29, 2007

So delicious! My family loves the Pillsbury Orange Rolls, but I'm hesitant to buy them with all the preservatives in there. I gave these a shot for Easter brunch and they were a huge hit. I used organic butter, OJ, and flour. Still fattening, but without all the chemicals and additives. Husband's response, "You MADE these??" He ate 3 at once. I was a tad lazy and didn't bother with the orange zest and the orange flavor was still there from the juice but was not overwhelming and was good for my picky eaters. I also added about 4oz. of cream cheese for the icing which really topped it off. He has already asked me to make them again and they were actually very easy to make too. I let my bread machine do the work and the dough was perfect. Made the brunch extra special - thank you!!!

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Pinot Grigio April 09, 2008

Similar to Pillsbury's. Next time I will try putting the dough up next to each other so they are softer when cooked. Not touching, I found them to be too firm. Great taste though.

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Kasha July 22, 2007

We love the Pillsbury orange rolls, but I just can't wrap my head around dough popping out of a can. What kind of preservatives must they use? I've eagerly been searching the web for a recipe that was comparable. These surpass them by a mile!!! I made them for Easter morning, but my family requested that I make the regularly. I definitely will! I did add 1 T butter to the icing; the butter made it just a tad creamier. Oh, and these made quite a few rolls - we had more than enough left over for the next morning.

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PrayerPoseMom April 07, 2010

OMG YUM!!! These were sooo good! I also let the kitchenaid do all the kneading for me. I think next time I will make more icing, though. Thanks for posting this, you have made my husband a very happy man.

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Chandra M December 12, 2009

these were pretty good.

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Smockmock March 26, 2008

Lovely! I think next time I won't bother cutting the roll up, but I'll just put it into a bread pan as I found that the crust was a bit too hard...It's a really good recipe though!

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Ginger Rose December 28, 2007

Yummy! These were fabulous! I made the dough in my bread machine and it worked out great. I did add 1tsp. cinnamon to the dough mixture, and 1/4c. cream cheese to the icing. My oven may be a little off, but I cooked them for 20 min and that worked out fine. Oh, and it made 12 med. sixed rolls for me.

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AG0508 April 21, 2007

Delicious! I used real butter (rather than margarine), let the KitchenAid handle the kneading, and formed the rolls the night before, refrigerating until morning. I increased the icing by 50% and included the optional orange zest. Great recipe--thanks for posting!

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GaylaJ February 09, 2007
Orange Cinnamon Rolls