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Quick Rise Orange Sweet Rolls

This easy 90 minute sweet roll dough is filled with a tangy orange frosting, baked until golden brown and frosted with more delicious orange frosting! Our orange sweet rolls will easily become a family favorite!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword 1 hour rolls, orange rolls, sweet rolls
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 373kcal


  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 3 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 egg

Filling & Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. orange zest


  • Heat the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Mix in butter; stir until melted. Let cool until lukewarm.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 1/4 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt; mix well. Add water, egg and the milk mixture; beat well.
  • Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the dough has just pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes.
  • Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together frosting ingredients.
  • Roll out dough into a 12x9 inch rectangle.
  • Spread dough with half of the lemon frosting. Roll up dough and pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 equal size rolls and place in lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until browned. Spread remaining frosting over warm rolls. 



Can these Orange sweet rolls be made the night before?
Yes. Make them to the point of placing them on the pan. Wrap with plastic wrap and set the pan in the refrigerator or freezer overnight. Thaw on the counter until room temperature then let rise for 30 minutes before baking the next day.


Calories: 373kcal