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:
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.
Slice the bottom (or is that top?) – the end – of each orange half just a smidgen.
Just enough to help the orange halves stand on their own.
Now, take out your Pillsbury rolls.
Place one Pillsbury Orange Sweet Roll right into the center of each orange.
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!