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Mary Jean's Orange Rolls

My Aunt Mary Jean's orange rolls are fluffy, flavorful, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Perfect addition to any meal. Bake and watch them disappear!
Prep Time5 hrs
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time5 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 8
Author: Cindee Tarsha


For the bread mix

  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 T butter
  • 1 T yeast
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt

For the filling

  • 5 T melted butter
  • Rind of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  • In a medium sauce pan over medium low heat add: 1 cup milk and 3 T butter. Stir until butter is melted and then remove from heat and let it cool.
  • In a mixing bowl add: 1/4 cup luke warm water and 1 T yeast. Stir and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Using the paddle attachment, add the milk/butter mixture to the yeast mixture. Mix well.
  • Add: 1/2 c sugar, 3 well beaten eggs, 1 cup of flour.
  • Let rise 2 hours.
  • Stir in 1 tsp salt and roughly 4 more cups of flour. Add flour one cup at a time. Dough will be sticky.
  • Let rise one more hour.
  • Make filling mixture by combining 5 T melted butter, the rind of 1 orange, and 1/2 cup sugar. Set aside.
  • Divide dough in half and roll out 3/4 thick.
  • spread each half with half the filling & roll up like jelly roll.
  • Cut into 1" pieces and put into greased muffin tins.
  • Let rise an additional hour (they should double in size).
  • Bake 10 min at 400°.
  • Serve warm.


Adapted from Aunt Mary Jean