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Orange Cinnamon Rolls Baked in Oranges

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 8
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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!
Updated Apr 25, 2021
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  • 4 large oranges
  • 1 can (13.9 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Orange Rolls with Orange Icing (8 Count)
  • 2 tablespoons orange-colored candy sprinkles or sugar sprinkles


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400°F. 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.
  • 2
    Open the sweet roll can, separate the rolls, then place one roll into the center of each orange bowl. 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.
  • 3
    Heat sweet roll icing in microwave for 20 seconds. Drizzle over orange rolls. Top with sprinkles. Serve immediately, and enjoy!

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  • 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™ Orange Rolls with Orange Icing, 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! This beautiful recipe is all sorts of ready for enjoying.
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