Orange Sticky Buns

Orange zest and juice add great flavor to this sticky roll.

Orange Sticky Buns


18 rolls



Prep Time


Bake Time

25 to 35 minutes

Rise Time

2 hours

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  • 1 cup warm milk (100° to 110°F)
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter OR margarine, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2-3/4 to 3 cups all purpose flour
  • Glaze
  • 1 cup raw OR turbinado sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter OR margarine
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • Zest of one orange, finely shredded
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, toasted*
  • ** Filling **
  • 1/4 cup butter OR margarine, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  1. Sprinkle yeast over milk in a small bowl. Add 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Let stand for 5 minutes until foamy. Combine melted butter, 1/4 cup sugar, salt, vanilla and egg yolk in a large bowl. Add yeast mixture. Stir in enough flour to make a soft dough.
  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic (6 to 8 minutes). Shape into a ball. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat. Cover, let rise in a warm, draft-free place until double, about 1 hour.
  3. While dough is rising, prepare glaze. Combine raw sugar, butter, honey, orange zest and orange juice in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until slightly thickened about 2 minutes. Divide glaze evenly between two greased 9-inch round pans. Sprinkle with almonds.
  4. Punch dough down. Roll into 10 x 18-inch rectangle. Spread with softened butter. Combine cinnamon and sugar; sprinkle over buttered surface. Roll up tightly, sealing edges. Cut into 18 slices. Place slices atop orange glaze. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  5. Bake at 350°F for 25 to 35 minutes. Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes, invert pan on large plate and serve warm.
  6. *To toast almonds, place nuts in a single layer in a baking pan. Bake at 325°F for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned.

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