Gooey Sunshine Rolls

(from mayflowerkids’s recipe box)

Source: Paula Dean Quick & Easy Meals

Serves 8 people

Categories: bread, quick, rolls


  • 4 oranges
  • 1/2 c golden raisins
  • 1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1/4 c butter, softened
  • 2/3 c firmly pacjed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 c pecans, chopped
  • 2 t ground cinnamon
  • 1 c confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Remove zest from oranges; set zest aside. In a small bowl, squeeze juice from oranges. Soak raisins in orange juice.

  3. Roll dough into a 14×12-inch rectangle. Spread softened butter over dough. Sprinkle brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon, and half pf zest over dough. Remove raisins from juice using a slottedd spoon, reserving juice. Sprinkle raisins over dough.

  4. Starting at long end, roll up dough tightly, jelly-roll style. Moisten edge with water, and seal. Cut roll into 8 or 9 slices. Place slices on prepared baking sheet, allowing sides to touch. Bake rolls for 25 minutes or until a golden brown honey color.

  5. In another small bowl, place confectioners’ sugar; slowly whisk in just enough reserved orange juice, 1 T at a time, to make a slightly thick icing.Stir in 1T of remainning zest. Drizzle icing over warm rolls.

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