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Easy Glazed Orange Rolls (+Video)

These Easy Orange Rolls are made with frozen yeast rolls, topped with fresh orange zest and covered in a delicious orange glaze!

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Today I’m bringing you one of my favorite recipes to make on the weekend: Easy Orange Rolls! These Orange Rolls are seriously delectable. I don’t know if it’s the tender dough, or the delicious orange, sweet and buttery topping, these rolls are always a hit.

freshly baked glazed orange roll on a plate with fresh oranges.

TIPS FOR MAKING THESE ORANGE ROLLS:

  • You can find frozen remade yeast rolls in the freezer section of your grocery store (usually near other frozen breads.)
  • The only thing you really have to plan for here is the time it takes for the frozen dough to rise. If you look on the back of the frozen roll package, there will be several options to thaw. I like to do the overnight thawing so I can make them as soon as I wake up in the morning.
Easy Glazed Orange Rolls recipe from The Country Cook shown baked in a white baking dish.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • Rhodes frozen yeast rolls
  • unsalted butter
  • orange
  • sugar
  • powdered sugar
  • fresh orange juice
  • milk

HOW TO MAKE EASY ORANGE ROLLS:

Place frozen rolls in a greased 9×13-inch baking dish. Cover with greased plastic wrap and let thaw according to package directions.

frozen yeast dinner rolls in a 9X13 baking pan.

This usually takes 4 to 5 hours depending on the temperature in your kitchen. You can even thaw them in the refrigerator overnight (my preferred method.) 

risen yeast rolls in a white baking dish.

Preheat oven to 350° F. Pour melted butter evenly over the tops of thawed rolls. In a small bowl, mix together the orange zest and sugar.

sugar and orange zest mixed together in a clear bowl.

Spread sugar mixture evenly over the buttery tops of rolls.

sugar and orange zest brushed on top of risen yeast rolls in baking dish.

Bake, uncovered, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before glazing. While rolls are baking, whisk together all the glaze ingredients in a small bowl.

prepared glaze in a bowl with a whisk.

Pour glaze all over rolls. Serve warm!

pouring orange glaze with a spoon over freshly baked orange yeast rolls

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Easy Orange Rolls (+Video)

These Easy Orange Rolls are made with frozen yeast rolls, topped with fresh orange zest and covered in a delicious orange glaze!
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Prep Time: 5 hours
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 12 Rolls

Ingredients

For the rolls:

  • 12 frozen Rhodes dinner rolls
  • cup melted unsalted butter
  • zest of 1 orange
  • ½ cup sugar

For the glaze:

Instructions

For the rolls:

  • Place frozen rolls in a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  • Cover with greased plastic wrap and let thaw according to package directions. (This usually takes 4 to 5 hours depending on the temperature in your kitchen.
  • When ready, preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Pour melted butter evenly over the tops of thawed rolls.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the orange zest and sugar.
  • Pour sugar mixture evenly over the buttery tops of rolls
  • Bake, uncovered, 18 to 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before glazing.

For the glaze:

  • While rolls are baking, whisk together all the glaze ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Pour glaze all over rolls. Then serve.

Video

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 227mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Originally published: March 2015
Updated and republished: October 2019

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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Yes…the instructions said it usually takes 4-5 hours & it does. I use these rolls all the time & they're awesome! They're like cotton candy all soft and delicious when using them as dinner rolls.

  2. 5 stars
    Not sure…I think my other comment got deleted. Anywho.
    You got me at orange. And rolls. These look amazing and my mouth is watering as I type!!!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

  3. These look so good, but I have a question. Is there no rise time between the thawing of the dough, applying the zest and butter, and going to the oven?