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Grandma's Orange Rolls

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars

"Both our two children and grandchildren love these fine-textured sweet rolls. We have our own orange, lime and grapefruit trees, and it's such a pleasure to go out and pick fruit right off the tree. --Norma Poole, Auburndale, Florida"
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Ingredients

40 m servings
Original recipe yields 30 servings

Directions

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  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water. In a large mixing bowl, mix milk, shortening, sugar, salt and egg. Add yeast mixture and blend. Stir in enough flour to form a soft dough. Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down; divide in half. Roll each half into a 15-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Mix filling ingredients until smooth. Spread half the filling on each rectangle. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a long end. Cut each into 15 rolls. Place in two greased 11-in x 7-in. x 2-in. baking pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Mix glaze ingredients; spread over warm rolls.

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I clipped this recipe from a Taste of Home magazine five years ago and have been making it ever since. These rolls are delicious and have become my traditional Christmas gift for my neighbors. ...

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I'm not especially thrilled with this recipe. My rolls needed 10 more min in the oven--too doughy, and they almost burned. 375 is just too high in my oven for this dough. I didn't think there...

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I clipped this recipe from a Taste of Home magazine five years ago and have been making it ever since. These rolls are delicious and have become my traditional Christmas gift for my neighbors. ...

This is a wonderful recipe as written. Orange zest has the essential oils that pack lots of orange flavor that make this recipe so great. Adding orange juice concentrate doesn't begin to compa...

I thought this was excellent. I wanted more orange flavor so I added orange juice into the frosting as well as 3 oz. of cream cheese. Yummy!

I wanted these to be really orange rolls, so I added some zest to the dough, more zest in the filling, and zest in the frosting. They still weren't overly orangey, so I can't imagine that they ...

Delicious!! But maybe my extract was a bit weird. It made the glaze taste odd. The rolls without glaze tasted great!

I added 1/4 tsp of orange extract to the filling. I also used the orange extract in place of the lemon for the glaze. They came out with a nice orange flavor.

Very tasty, but they took longer to rise than stated, and I was using a fresh jar of yeast and my oven was already on, so I know my kitchen was warm enough. Otherwise a great recipe. Topped wi...

LOVED THE RECIPE I DONT UNDERSTAND WHAT WENT WRONG I DIDNT GET AS MANY ROLLS AS IT SAID . I ADDED BROWNSUGAR FOR WHITE FOR THE FILLING, ORANGE JUICE SPRINKCLES OVER SUGAR AND BUTTER. ORANGE JUIC...

You can throw in some chocolate chips as you are rolling up dough. Yum!