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Orange Cinnamon Rolls

“I've been making this recipe from my grandmother for years-it's a favorite on Sunday mornings! The orange zest, juice and nuts give the rolls great flavor.” Donna Taylor - Southbridge, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice

Directions

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 14-in. square. Spread butter over dough. In a small bowl, combine the pecans, sugar, brown sugar, orange zest and cinnamon. Sprinkle over dough.
  • Roll up jelly-roll style; pinch seams to seal. Cut into 1/2-in. slices. Place cut side down in two greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 40 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown. Combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, vanilla and enough orange juice to achieve desired consistency; drizzle over warm rolls.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 110 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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