Sweet Rolls

I’ve been going through my Moms old recipe box..I haven’t opened it for years.  It’s one of those nostalgic things that makes me kind of sad….but this year I decided to dig out some of her great candy recipes, she LOVED making candy at Christmastime.  I discovered tons of other fun and deelish recipes like this one:

Sweet Rolls


Sweet Rolls

My Mom was a great cook and she was very organized.  She would take her favorite recipes from friends and family to work and type them up on recipe cards…umm with a real live typewriter..remember those! LOL  Then she would slip them into handy dandy plastic holders so they would stay clean!

Sweet Rolls

This is a really simple recipe..I added the canned cherries just to make it more festive.  But it does not call for it in the recipe so I’m just going to give you the basic recipe and you can “dress” it up..or not :)  This would be perfect to serve company or take to a brunch.


  • 1 envelope Active Yeast (if using bulk yeast it equals 2  1/4 tsp.)
  • 3 Tbsp..  Warm Water
  • 3 Tbsp.. Orange Juice
  • 1/2 tsp. grated orange peel
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1  3/4 Cups Sifted flour (I did not sift)
  • 3 Tbsp.. melted butter
  • 1/2  tsp. salt

Orange Glaze Filling:

  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp. orange juice

You could use any kind of filling you like..I used Canned Cherries..like for pie.

Glaze for top:

Just use the Orange Glaze filling or..

  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp. milk

or..don’t have a glaze on top :)


Sprinkle Yeast over warm water; let stand for 5 min.


Zest orange while you wait..by the way..as long as you are zesting the orange..you might as well cut it in half and squeeze for the orange juice you need in recipe..right :)  No wasting.

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Add Juice, Orange peel, sugar and egg.   Stir in 1 cup of the flour and mix until smooth

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Then gradually stir in the remaining 3/4 cup of flour to make a soft dough.   Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled in size.   About 1 hour

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After dough has risen, turn out onto a floured board and roll into a rectangle.  No perfectionism here!

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Spread with filling..whatever you choose. Leave a 1/2 inch uncovered around the edges.  I must say that the Cherry Filling I used was rather messy..but oh so yummy..but the simple Orange Glaze would have been deelish too!

Sweet Rolls

Roll up,

Sweet Rolls

Cut into one-inch slices and place in greased 8 inch round pan..I used a quiche pan.  Let rise again until doubled..if you want.  I did not let rise and they still turned out perfect and rose nicely in oven. 

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Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in 375 degree oven. 

Then pour the rest of the glaze on to of rolls if you wish.

Sweet Rolls

Enjoy and have a great day! v




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  1. says

    Your sweet rolls look wonderful! I love love love making sweet rolls and have made so many different variations of them… love the cherry filling idea, I haven’t tried that yet!!! Thanks for sharing!!! :)

    • says

      Thank you Maria! Don’t you just LOVE Sweet Rolls..YUM! I had never tried Cherry filling either but it was deelish! :) A bit messy..but deelish anyway! LOL Thanks for stopping by and blessings to you!

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