Strawberry Orange Rolls

breakfast rolls with orange and strawberry

Cinnamon rolls, or any other breakfast rolls are super popular in my house. I’m always a big fan of cinnamon rolls but my husband LOVES orange rolls. Mostly thought, I love strawberries, so I married our two loves together for these delicious Strawberry Orange Rolls filled with orange zest, strawberry jam, and topped with an orange glaze.

Mmmmm, there is nothing like a warm orange roll right out of the oven and glazed for that ooey-gooey, heaven on earth, breakfast experience. My husband would definitely agree.


I remember being newly married and making the Pillsbury version of these. Until then, I had never had the pleasure of sinking my teeth into an orange roll. That is where things changed for the better! 🙂

Orange Inspiration-Local Bakery

Orange Meets Edgars

Here in our town in Alabama, there is a wonderful bakery called Edgar’s, Hold on to your hat because they make some of the most ridiculous homemade cinnamon rolls and orange rolls daily. They are to DIE for! Actually, probably more appropriate to call them monster rolls s they certainly look like one!

However, these Strawberry Orange Rolls are super light and fluffy and loaded with orange icing.

With many visits, we have decided the orange roll rules! After multiple taste tests, my family is in unanimous consent! The flavor is amazing and just comes singing out once you take a bite. Oh, so delicious.

Our biggest problem is restraining ourselves from making constant trips to the bakery to indulge ourselves! But always fun when we do!

Making Them At Home

The Orange Dough Recipe

Making them at home is super simple. The recipe is super user friendly and makes a delicious light and moist breakfast roll. I load the dough with fresh orange zest which really brightens up the dough. This gives the signature flavor for these Strawberry Orange Rolls.

orange zest in breakfast dough
See the fresh orange zest right in the dough

More importantly, the dough rises beautifully and super easy and elastic to roll out.

Filling-Strawberry and Orange

Just can’t get enough of that orange flavor, the filling is also loaded with fresh orange zest along with strawberry jam. The jam is subtle and goes so well with orange being careful not to let one flavor overrule the other. Also, I love the contrast of colors here with the hint of red and the zest.

Orange Icing-Of Course

stacked strawberry orange rolls
Ready for indulgence

To top off these delicious rolls, icing, of course is a total must. All in moderation… or maybe not! I love loading it on pretty thick!

Glazing your works of art brings it all together along with the addition of fresh juice and zest to finish and highlight the star of the show.

A simple bite, your mouth gets an explosion of orange and strawberry simultaneously in one bite. Not only a great addition to your breakfast table, but your palate as well!

These Strawberry Orange rolls are perfect also for Christmas morning too!

Happy Baking!

Try some of these other delicious breakfast breads….


Strawberry Orange Rolls

Rich breakfast dough saturated with fresh orange zest throughout and rolled around a orange, strawberry filling and glazed with orange icing for a great redo of the classic orange roll.

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 rolls 1x
  • Category: Breads



Breakfast Dough

1 package active dry yeast

1 cup milk (90110 degrees)

4 cups bread flour

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

5 TBS butter (softened)


2 TBS unsalted butter (softened)

1/2 orange (zested)

2 TBS sugar

1/4 cup strawberry jam

Orange Icing

4 oz cream cheese (softened)

2 TBS unsalted butter (softened)

1 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup fresh orange juice

1/2 orange (zested)



Heat the milk in a microwave safe container where the temp measures between 105-110 (about 20-30 seconds) Add the yeast and whisk and allow to stand 5 minutes till activated.

In a stand mixer, combine the flour, salt, and sugar and mix well. Add the yeast mixture and eggs and with a dough hook allow to knead for 1-2 minutes. Add the soft butter and orange zest and knead the dough on medium low speed till a smooth and elastic dough is formed.

Grease a bowl and place the dough in the bowl. Cover and allow to rise at room temperature till doubled (about an hour).

Punch down the dough and rest 5 minutes. Place on a lightly floured surface and roll into a large rectangle where the dough is about 1/4″ thin.

Combine the butter and orange zest and mix till combined and smooth. Spread a thin layer all over the dough.

Sprinkle with sugar all across the dough.

Spread a thin layer of the strawberry jam on top of the butter mixture.

Roll the dough up, starting with the long ends to obtain a long cylinder roll. Trim off the ends about 1″.

Place in a greased 13×9 baking dish in rows of three.

Cover and allow to rise about 45 min to an hour.

Once the rolls are risen, preheat oven to 350.

Bake rolls about 18-20 minutes till very lightly browned on the edges. While the rolls are baking go ahead and make the icing to have it ready.

Allow to cool 10-15 min and glaze the top with the icing.


In a bowl, mix the soft butter and cream cheese till creamy. Add in the zest and remaining ingredients. Whisk till a smooth consistency is reached.

Glaze the rolls placing a generous about of glaze on each one. Allow the glaze to harden about 15-20 minutes or enjoy immediately.


After rolls are baked, cooled, and glazed.  Place them individually on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper and freeze till frozen.  Wrap individually in saran wrap and place all rolls into a freezer bag.

When ready to eat, unwrap frozen rolls and allow to come to room temperature and pop into the microwave about 15-20 seconds.

Keywords: Orange, Strawberry

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