Tempt My Tummy….Quick and Zesty Orange Rolls

by Lisa on November 26, 2012

I pray  you had a good Thanksgiving weekend.  My family sure did. We were lucky enough to stay at Janet’s B&B.  Well, at least, that is what we call it.  Janet is my sister in law’s mom.   Is she a blood relative?  No.  Do we call her Nana Janet and consider her one of our moms? Yes.  Nana Janet is a great cook and baker.  She hosted the big Thanksgiving feast this year and it was wonderful.  The next morning, my husband, daughter, and I woke to Janet making these zesty orange rolls.  Good golly!!  They were wonderful.  And what does any good blogger do when presented with a wonderful recipe?  I began taking pictures as she was making them!  You would not have expected anything less.  Correct?  I apologize for not getting every step.  I had just woken up and the coffee had not yet kicked in.  The only bad thing about this recipe – I won’t ever be able to eat a Pillsbury Orange Roll again without wishing I was eating one of these instead. Just sayin’…. 🙂

Quick and Zesty Orange Rolls

Quick and Zesty Orange Rolls

  • 1- 8 count package of Jumbo, butter-flavored canned biscuits, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large orange, or 2 small oranges


  1. Grate orange peel.  You will need about 1/2 cup to put on rolls.  Save the orange.
  2. Separate canned biscuits.  Take each individual biscuit and form (using a rolling pin or your fingers) into an oval shape approximately 3 inches x 2 inches.
  3. Sprinkle about 2 tsp sugar and 2 tsp grated peel evenly over the surface of each flattened biscuit.
  4. Roll up biscuit and place in buttered or sprayed muffin tin.  Press each rolled- up biscuit into the tin until the top of each roll is about even with the top of the tin.
  5. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

2 cups confectioners’ sugar
orange juice squeezed from peeled orange

Gradually add orange juice to moisten confectioners’ sugar to icing consistency (about 1/4 to 1/2 cup juice).  Stir sugar and juice until sugar is dissolved in juice.  Spoon or drizzle icing over warm rolls.  Serve warm.

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Rachel @ Architecture of a Mom November 26, 2012 at 7:40 pm

eek! I accidentally put my craft link on here!! I’m so sorry!! Please remove it.


Lisa November 27, 2012 at 8:18 am

no problem!;-)


Miz Helen November 26, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Hi Lisa,
So glad you had a great thanksgiving and your Orange Rolls look awesome. Hope
you have a wonderful week and thanks for hosting!
Miz Helen


Christie - Food Done Light November 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Thanks for hosting. Happy to link up again


Lisa November 26, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Thanks for hosting! I hope you had a great weekend! 🙂


Lyuba @willcookforsmiles November 26, 2012 at 10:32 pm

The rolls look awesome, Lisa! Thank you for hosting!


Melissa @ The Alchemist November 26, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Those rolls look divine! I wish I was eating one right now!

Thanks so much for the party.

Melissa @ The Alchemist


April @ The 21st Century Housewife November 27, 2012 at 2:36 am

What a lovely quick, easy and delicious breakfast treat! This week I’ve shared my Beef in Red Wine recipe. Thank you for hosting, and have a lovely week 🙂


Evelyn @ My Turn (for us) November 27, 2012 at 5:51 am

Thank you for hosting.

Hope your week is filled with laughter:)


Hollie November 27, 2012 at 6:18 am

Lisa, thanks for hosting!


Diane Balch November 27, 2012 at 6:25 am

You were some lucky guests… those roll look amazing. Thanks for the party.


Michelle November 27, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I love the idea of orange rolls. I would probably make the biscuits myself and then add this, but I love the idea. I may have to play around with this soon!


Lisa November 28, 2012 at 9:14 am

Michelle, you won’t be disappointed. 🙂


Rebecca November 27, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Love the look of your orange rolls! Thanks for hosting!


Jamie at Prepared to Eat November 27, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Thanks for hosting! No wonder you call it a B&B. 🙂 The rolls look yummy!


Jo November 28, 2012 at 6:08 am

Nana Janet’s Orange rolls look delish, and easy…always like easy and delish. Zesty Orange yumO.


Jenni@MomEssentials.Net November 28, 2012 at 11:06 am

Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of tasty and delicious
Peppermint Brownies!

Here’s the link:


Tirabaralla December 3, 2012 at 10:34 am

The recipe sounds delicious yet simple…win! 🙂


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