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Orange Cinnamon Rolls Baked in Oranges

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Orange Cinnamon Rolls Baked in Oranges
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 8
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Orange Cinnamon Rolls Baked in Oranges

Delicious orange-flavored cinnamon rolls bake up warm and gooey in their own orange bowls. This quick treat is a fun conversation starter for breakfast, brunches, and dessert!

Ingredients

4
large oranges
1
package Pillsbury™ Grands!™ refrigerated orange flavor rolls with icing
2
tablespoons orange-colored jimmies or sugar sprinkles

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • 2 Slice each orange in half, slicing across the center of the orange. Cut a small slice from the outside end of each half, so they stand up when turned cut-side-up. Use a grapefruit spoon to scrape out the center pulp from each orange to create orange bowls. Use orange pulp for another purpose or discard.
  • 3 Open the sweet roll package, separate the rolls, then place one roll into the center of each orange bowl.
  • 4 Place oranges on a baking sheet and bake for 13-18 minutes, just until the oranges turn a light golden brown and are no longer doughy at the bottom.
  • 5 Heat sweet roll icing in microwave for 20 seconds. Drizzle over orange rolls. Top with sprinkles. Serve immediately, and enjoy!
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Nothing could be more clever than baking orange cinnamon rolls inside a real orange bowl.

As prepared by Cheeky Kitchen,

Just when you thought cinnamon rolls were ho-hum...

My mom was one of the World’s Finest Cinnamon Roll Makers. Growing up, I believed this was a real title, and I thought the title undoubtedly belonged to her.

Her cinnamon rolls where soft and perfect. Topped with rich, gooey icing, she’d serve them warm with a fork and cold glass of milk, and I’d wait anxiously for the very moment she said it was okay to dive in and enjoy.

A few years into mom making her cinnamon rolls, she got a little bored. Plus, our neighbor down the street starting making sinfully popular orange rolls, and mom had to keep up with the times.

So she swapped her same-old recipe—that perfect, heavenly concoction that is a cinnamon roll—and made it a sweet roll, filled with orange shavings and dripping with orange-flavored icing.

I took one dive into the batch and decided it was Pure Heaven on a Plate. I’d never tasted anything more incredible.

Nowadays, I don’t have time to make my mom’s homemade rolls. Life is much too busy.

But, I’ve got a secret up my sleeve. Pillsbury refrigerated Orange Sweet Roll dough, popped into pretty little orange halves and baked until golden brown.

These babies take just minutes to make. And minutes to bake. They’re quick, full of incredible orange flavor, and just about the closest thing to that classic homemade orange sweet roll deliciousness…without any of the work.

If only that meddling sweet-roll mixer-upper down the street could see us now! Here's how we do it:

Orange Cinnamon Rolls Baked in Oranges

Grab four large oranges. The kind that fill up the palm of your hand. The big ‘uns. Then, slice ‘em in half straight down the middle. Use a spoon to scoop out the center of each orange.

 

Orange Cinnamon Rolls Baked in Oranges

Slice the bottom (or is that top?) – the end – of each orange half just a smidgen.

 

Orange Cinnamon Rolls Baked in Oranges

Just enough to help the orange halves stand on their own.

 

Orange Cinnamon Rolls Baked in Oranges

Now, take out your Pillsbury rolls.

 

Orange Cinnamon Rolls Baked in Oranges

Place one Pillsbury Orange Sweet Roll right into the center of each orange.

 

Orange Cinnamon Rolls Baked in Oranges

Bake until golden brown in a preheated oven, and prepare to frost. The packet of icing is already in your sweet roll tube, making this the easiest (and cutest) recipe in history.

Now frost. Sprinkle. And grab a fork!

This beautiful recipe is all sorts of ready for enjoying.

 

Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's Tablespoon profile to see what she cooks up next!

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