Hello! I hope you have had a great week! Can you believe we are almost 2 weeks away from Easter?
Today I want to share a delicious roll recipe that would be perfect for your Easter meal or really any special dinner! I am going to let my good friend, Aubrey, share it with you because she’s the one that shared it with me.
So take it away, Aubrey!
Looking for some real show-stopping recipes to bring to your Easter table? We’ve got you covered. Easy, delicious, holiday table worthy, and only 4 ingredients! I know what you’re thinking. It sounds too good to be true!
Trust me, this is a tried-and-true family favorite that makes an appearance at almost every holiday and special occasion family gathering. In our home they’re more commonly referred to as ‘Orange Rolls’, but to avoid confusing them with the much more time intensive cinnamon roll style cousin, we’re dubbing them Orange Dinner Rolls. And they are a real treat.
Here’s the lineup: refrigerator biscuits, an orange, 1 stick of butter, and 1 cup of sugar. That’s it! Told you it was simple.
I love to use my microplane to zest oranges. If you don’t have one, a cheese grater will work fine. Use the small side if you can- but the larger side will work in a pinch! In fact, it’s the way my mother in law has done it for 30+ years! Just make sure to only get the zest and avoid grating the white pith below. It tends to get bitter.
You’ll start by melting the butter, sugar, and the zest from the orange in a small saucepan over low heat. The sugar won’t completely dissolve, and that’s okay. It’ll give your rolls a sweet, crystallized crust. And that’s what we’re going for here.
Once your butter is melted and the mixture comes together, you’re ready to give your biscuits a quick dunk, layer them into your bundt pan, and into the oven they’ll go! You are now 25 minutes away from a sweet citrus-y side that will elevate any meal.
I like to dip one side of the biscuit in the mixture, and line them up so there is one layer of mixture between every biscuit. Want to dip both sides? Go for it. You may run the risk of running out of your butter/sugar concoction before you run out of biscuits, but hey. they’re your rolls.
Any extra mixture will be drizzled over the top. You’re going to want to make sure that every last drop makes it in the pan! Trust me on this one.
Bake your rolls for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Mine usually take closer to the 25 minute mark. As soon as you pull them out of the oven, place a dinner plate on top of your bundt pan and carefully flip over, inverting the rolls onto the plate.
And that’s it! Be prepared for a slew of compliments, praises, spontaneous singing, dancing, and recipe requests. In short, people will be happy. Very happy. And no one needs to know how easy it was. That will be our little secret.
Orange Dinner Rolls
3 tubes refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough (look for the smaller sized biscuits- the larger ones won’t cook all the way through)
1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Use nonstick cooking spray to generously grease a 10-inch bundt pan. Set aside.
2. In a small saucepan over low heat add the butter, sugar, and the zest from the orange. Stir until the butter melts and the mixture comes together.
3. Open your biscuits and place them on a plate or cutting board. Using tongs, dip the biscuits, one at a time, into the sugar mixture. Layer them side by side into the greased bundt pan.
Note: If you have any leftover mixture, drizzle it over the top.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Invert onto a plate or serving tray. Serve warm. Enjoy!
Thank you, Aubrey!! They really are SO good!
I haven’t decorated for Easter yet this year (it has snuck up on me)! I made this cute, little Easter printable and I’m going to print it out and put it in an 8x 10 frame I have on hand.
If you are interested in doing the same thing you can click HERE to print it!
I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you have any questions for Aubrey or myself in the comments!