vanilla pudding orange & caramel rolls

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These are yummy, gooey, easy-to-make caramel rolls! Perfect with a cup of French press or tea! Happy Breakfast to you! 😉

~ preheat oven to 375 degrees F. ~

1/2 cup dried cranberries (craisins)

1/2 cup slivered almonds

zest of 1 orange

2 loaves frozen bread (such as Rhode’s)

1 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 cup butter

1 large package vanilla pudding mix (not instant)

Thaw frozen bread dough in refrigerator over night. Sprinkle craisins, almonds and orange zest evenly in the bottom of a 9×13 cake pan. Cut one of the loaves of thawed bread into 2 inch chunks and scatter over the craisins, almonds and zest. Melt butter and combine with brown sugar, milk, spices and dry pudding mix. Mix until smooth and pour evenly over the bread chunks. Top with the second thawed loaf of bread cut into 2 inch chunks. Cover with buttered saran wrap, set in a warm spot and allow to raise for about 2 hours (until doubled in size.) Remove saran wrap and bake for about 45 minutes (until bread is golden brown.) Remove from oven and allow to set for 15 minutes before turning out onto a piece of waxed paper. The round caramel roll loaf pictured above is the one I made this past Saturday. I halved the recipe and it turned out awesome.

Enjoy!

~Melissa

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  15 comments for “vanilla pudding orange & caramel rolls

  1. January 11, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    I want to try making these! Better yet, could you just send me some ready to eat?

  2. admin
    January 11, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Hee hee…enjoy! 🙂

  3. January 11, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    oooooohohhhhhhhhhhh that looks SO delish! i’m seriously afraid to try to make it! i think amy and i would be totally addicted!

  4. admin
    January 11, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    they’re way too good! I made them on Christmas morning. 🙂

  5. January 4, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Those look FANTASTIC!!!

    • Melissa
      January 4, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      Oh yeah! these are reallllly good. Enjoy!

  6. June 15, 2012 at 6:41 am

    OH heavenly rolls xx Misbah

    • Melissa
      June 15, 2012 at 10:55 am

      mmmmmmm! 🙂

  7. Ann
    July 6, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    I know these are great!! If you make the bread dough from scratch, try putting a little ground cardamom in the dough… I lived in Sweden and they add cardamom to the dough for cinnamon rolls. It adds an exotic flavor…

    • Melissa
      July 7, 2013 at 12:43 am

      YUMMY! I love cardamom. Thanks for the suggestion, Ann! XO 🙂

      • Ann
        July 7, 2013 at 6:36 am

        🙂
        Cardamum is a great spice… Geat
        in sweet things, and savory….
        Good Sunday to you!!!!

        • Melissa
          July 7, 2013 at 7:09 am

          Good Sunday to you, Lovely 😉

  8. Carmela
    June 20, 2014 at 7:29 am

    I have been making a similar bread (with pecans and butterscotch pudding mix) for 30 years. I use the very same method BUT use frozen dinner rolls. Prepare the night before. Cover and leave to thaw overnight. Bake in am. Houseguests go wild !!

    • Melissa
      June 22, 2014 at 7:59 am

      Hi Carmela! 🙂 YUMMY! sounds wonderful. I’ll definitely have to try your version the next time I make these. XO, and thanks for visiting! ~M

  9. Sarah
    December 3, 2014 at 4:48 am

    Hi, these sound seriously good. I was wondering if you could tell me what the English equivalent of vanilla pudding mix might be. I would love to try this recipe just not sure what to use instead.
    Thank you for posting your lovely recipes, I really enjoy seeing them. x

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