Strawberry Orange Sweet Rolls

Strawberry Orange Sweet Rolls

No foolin’, can you believe it’s April already?  Instead of an elaborate prank, we have the most delicious Strawberry Orange Sweet Rolls you can share with all those you love!

I adore big sweet ripe strawberries with colorful juicy sliced oranges. They are perfection together in salads, parfaits, and especially our yummy rolls.

My Mom used to make Quiché Lorraine with Strawberry Orange Sweet Rolls the first weekend of April.  I tried to carry it on with our children and hope your family will enjoy them too.

 

 

 

 

“If baking is any labor at all, it’s a labor of love.  A love that gets passed from generation to generation.”

~ Regina Brett

The best Strawberry Orange Sweet Rolls are tender and light yet packed with fresh strawberries and covered with orange glaze!

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Strawberry Orange Sweet Rolls

  • I start by making the Strawberry Filling so it can chill and set up while the dough is rising.  Place the chopped strawberries in a small saucepan over medium-heat. Cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring constantly, or until the strawberries are very soft and their juices have been released.  Add in the sugar and cornstarch and continue to cook – and stir – for another 1-2 minutes. The mixture will thicken up.  Remove pan from heat and transfer the filling into a small bowl.  Chill filling completely before use.
  • To make the dough, mix together and knead all of the dough ingredients — by hand, mixer, or bread machine — to make s smooth, soft dough.  Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, turn to grease all sides, cover the bowl, and let the dough rise for 60 minutes, or until it’s nearly doubled in bulk.  To fill and shape the buns: Gently deflate the dough, and transfer it to a lightly greased work surface. Roll the dough into a 16″ x 21″ rectangle.
  • Spread the cooled strawberry filling over the dough, leaving a 1-inch boarder around the edges.  Roll the dough up tightly.  I like to roll the long side ending seam side down.  Then I cut 12 rolls using dental floss.  I start in the middle and cut the dough into 4 equal pieces.  Then I cut each piece into thirds, and add them to 2 lightly greased 9-inch round or square pans, 6 rolls in each pan.  I cover them with a clean towel and let them rise for 1-1/2 hours.
  • Once the rolls have doubled in size, preheat the oven to 375˚degrees.  When the oven comes to temperature, add the rolls and bake the rolls for 20-25 minutes.  Watch the rolls carefully, after 15 minutes you may want to cover the rolls with foil to avoid burning the rolls.  Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before glazing.
  • To make the orange glaze, in a small bowl combine confectioners sugar with orange juice and zest.  Whisk it together really well until smooth.  Drizzle it over Strawberry Orange Rolls just before serving.
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Strawberry Orange Sweet Rolls
 
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So good Strawberry Orange Sweet Rolls are light and tender and filled with fresh strawberries and covered with a delicious orange glaze!
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Recipe type: Breads
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12 large rolls
Ingredients
For Dough:
  • 1 cup lukewarm milk
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter, cut up
  • 4½ cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1¾ teaspoons salt
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons instant yeast or active dry yeast
For Strawberry Filling:
  • 1½ cups fresh strawberries, chopped into tiny pieces
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1½ tablespoons cornstarch
For Orange Glaze:
  • 1 cup of confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of orange juice, more if needed to achieve desired consistency
  • fresh orange zest for garnish
Instructions
To make the Strawberry Filling:
  1. Place the chopped strawberries in a small saucepan over medium-heat. Cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring constantly, or until the strawberries are very soft and their juices have been released.
  2. Add in the sugar and cornstarch and continue to cook - and stir - for another 1-2 minutes. The mixture will thicken up.
  3. Remove pan from heat and transfer the filling into a small bowl.
  4. Chill filling completely before use.
For Dough:
  1. Mix together and knead all of the dough ingredients — by hand, mixer, or bread machine — to make s smooth, soft dough.
  2. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, turn to grease all sides, cover the bowl, and let the dough rise for 60 minutes, or until it's nearly doubled in bulk.
  3. To fill and shape the buns: Gently deflate the dough, and transfer it to a lightly greased work surface. Roll the dough into a 16" x 21" rectangle.
  4. Spread the cooled strawberry filling over the dough, leaving a 1-inch boarder around the edges. Roll the dough up tightly. I like to roll the long side ending seam side down. Then I cut 12 rolls using dental floss. I start in the middle and cut the dough into 4 equal pieces. Then I cut each piece into thirds, and add them to lightly greased 9-inch round or square pans. I cover them with a clean towel and let them rise for 1-1/2 hours.
  5. Once the rolls have doubled in size, preheat the oven to 375˚degrees.
  6. When the oven comes to temperature, add the rolls and bake the rolls for 20-25 minutes. Watch the rolls carefully, after 15 minutes you may want to cover the rolls with foil to avoid burning the rolls. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before glazing.
For Orange Glaze:
  1. In a small bowl combine the confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and orange juice; whisk until smooth, adding more juice as needed to reach desired consistency. Add orange zest.
  2. Drizzle over the rolls right before serving.
Notes
Unglazed rolls can be frozen for up to 2 months.

Please share your to die for Spring fruit fix?  We appreciate all of your comments!

About The Author

Renée

Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 22 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!

32 Comments

  1. Dana Emerson

    These look absolutely delightful!! I bet the strawberry paired with the oranges is an amazing combination. I’m not much of an orange person, so I’d probably try these with just a sugar glazing. Great share!

    Reply
    • Alison

      They would be fabulous with just a sugar glaze too!

      Reply
  2. Heather Johnson

    I love orange sweet rolls. I never would have thought to add strawberry. Sounds like the perfect summer treat!

    Reply
  3. Krista

    I’m going to make a gf dairy free version of these for Sunday morning brunch! Honestly making me drool!!!

    Reply
    • Renée

      Play your cards right Krista and you may get some straight out of the freezer! xoxo

      Reply
  4. Nicole P

    I have been looking for the porper dough recipe to use on rolls, and for some reason all my dough get way too wet or way too dry to properly make cinnamon or strawberry or any type of dough for that matter… I’m gonna try out your recipe cause the dough you used here looked pretty amazing and moist (but not too moist)! Can you make an article on working with dough and yeast sometime soon? Oh yeah, and what if you used strawberry jam for this sweet roll, would it still work out? 🙂

    Reply
    • Renée

      Yes, you could use strawberry jam although it may not hold together as well. Give it a try and let us know!

      Reply
  5. Monika Celly

    Those look delish. I love cinnamon rolls . And wondering if i could use the same dough above to make those?

    Reply
    • Renée

      Sure you can Monika, it’s essentially a sweet roll dough. Happy Baking!

      Reply
  6. Carrie

    These look amazing! I love anything with strawberries in it! I think I will definitely have to add these to my make list!

    Reply
    • Renée

      You’ll be glad you did! Thanks Carrie.

      Reply
  7. RaNesha

    Simply amazing recipe I tried it last night. I only made to so my husband and I wouldn’t over indulge.

    Reply
    • Renée

      Awesome, so glad you enjoyed them!

      Reply
  8. Jerusha (ThePositiveYear.com)

    Holy cow… This speaks to my soul. I’m obsessed with orange flavors and to pair it with strawberry and cinnamon rolls? I wish I had this recipe for Easter! It looks stunning and I bet it tastes like a dream. – Jerusha, ThePositiveYear.com

    Reply
    • Renée

      So glad you’ve got it now Jerusha! Thanks they are amazingly good.

      Reply
  9. Jennifer L | Modern Chic

    Oh yum! How delectable do these sweet rolls look. And so easy to make too. Will definitely give them a go. Thanks!

    Reply
    • Renée

      Let us know how they turn out please. We adore pictures!

      Reply
  10. Dunja

    No lie, this looks like heaven. I love oranges, they taste great in every cake and add just the right amount of freshness and sweetness. Great recipe 🙂
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    Reply
    • Renée

      Thanks Dunja, I can see you have great taste!

      Reply
  11. bluedreamer27

    Gosh, why is it every time I visit your blog, It always make me feel so hungry.. I just had my breakfast yet my stomach is telling me to find such tempting dish like this.
    when I went to Strawberry farm and bought a lot of strawberries, we are so clueless of what else can we do with the fruit other than eating it raw, my sister came up with an idea to make Tiramisu topped with overwhelming amount of Strawberries… yummy
    I think the citrus taste of the orange will somehow give balance to the sweetness of this dessert right? It looks really good!

    Reply
    • Renée

      That’s our goal, and we don’t have just sweets to share. We have a yummy soup tomorrow and a fab salad on Friday!!!! As to your question, I think the orange just pairs so well with the berries. Thank you so much.

      Reply
  12. Clair Kelly

    Oh that looks so delicious. I never would have thought of putting orange and strawberry together like that. Great idea 🙂

    Reply
  13. Psychic Nest

    Oh my, they look amazing! I will definitely try the recipe, thank you!

    Zaria

    Reply
    • Renée

      Oh I’m so happy you want to make them! Thanks Zaria.

      Reply
  14. Susan

    They not only look beautiful but sound delicious, Renee!

    Reply
    • Renée

      Thanks Susan, it’s always so nice to have you here!

      Reply
  15. Ana

    Looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it! Have pinned it for my reference!

    Reply
    • Renée

      Thanks for pinning! I’m sure you will love them.

      Reply
  16. Elizabeth O

    How could you possibly top yourself after this gastronomic delightful treat? This is beyond delish. Yum! 🙂

    Reply
    • Renée

      We keep trying, thanks Elizabeth!

      Reply
  17. tp keane

    Oh my gosh, I can’t believe you just combined strawberry and orange. My two favs.

    Reply

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