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What happens when you take sweet sugar cookies, cut the dough using Christmas cookie cutters, and add red and green icing? You get Christmas cutout cookies, a must-make cookie recipe these holidays.

Plate of Christmas cutout cookies.

Throughout my childhood, this was our one must-have sugar cookie recipe for cookie decorating. Mama would make a huge batch so we all had plenty to decorate. She cut them into shapes of trees, stars, and reindeer and each of us got our own platter full. She mixed up red, green, and yellow icing and always had plenty of sprinkles to go on top. They will be “wet” right after icing and decorating but if you wait an hour or so they will dry enough to be stacked in a cookie jar.

Our Christmas cutout cookies start with a simple sugar cookie recipe. I bet you already have most of the ingredients at home right now: milk, shortening, baking powder, vanilla extract, salt, sugar, flour, and eggs. We just need to combine the wet ingredients, combine the dry ingredients in a separate mixing bowl, and then mix them both together. Once the dough has chilled for at least an hour, it’s time to roll it out and put our Christmas cookie cutters to the test!

The sugar cookies bake for less than 10 minutes. Then we have to wait just a little bit longer before we get to the fun part: Christmas decorations! Make as many different icing flavors as you like, go wild on the Christmas sprinkles, and most importantly, have fun decorating your Christmas cutout cookies.

My best holiday memories as a child were decorating these cookies and all of the other little arts and crafts that Mama did with us to help make the house festive. It seemed we were always busy, up to something and having a wonderful time together. So I hope you make a new holiday tradition in your house with these Christmas cutout cookies. Santa will love them.

Ingredients for Christmas cutout cookies.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Milk
  • Vegetable shortening
  • Baking powder
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Granulated sugar
  • All-purpose flour
  • Eggs

How to Make Christmas Cutout Cookies

Combine sugar, shortening, milk, and vanilla in a mixing bowl.

Prep the cookie dough

Combine sugar, shortening, milk, and vanilla in a mixing bowl.

Cream ingredients together.

Cream together.

Add eggs and mix well.

Add eggs and mix well.

Ingredients mixed together.

The cookie dough will look like this.

In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder.

In a separate bowl, add flour, baking powder

Add salt to flour mixture.

And salt.

Whisk dry ingredients together until combined.

Whisk those dry ingredients together until combined.

The recipe says to sift but I don’t like to have to deal with getting my sifter out so this is my way.

Add the dry ingredients to your wet ingredients.

Add the dry ingredients to your wet ingredients.

Mix together wet and dry ingredients.

Mix until well combined.

Divide dough and let it chill for at least 1 hour.

Divide and refrigerate the dough for at least one hour.

I made a double recipe so I just put mine in three sandwich bags.

If you are in a hurry, pop it in the freezer for about 15 minutes and it will be just fine.

Place flour on surface lined with waxed paper.

Making the Cutout Cookies

Whenever I make cutout cookies, I like to line my countertop with waxed paper or parchment paper for less mess.

Dust the waxed paper-lined countertop with flour.

Place dough on floured surface and add flour on top and to rolling pin.

Place a portion of your chilled dough on the floured surface.

Dust the top with flour again.

With a little bit of flour in your hand, run it over your rolling pin to keep it from sticking to the dough.

Roll out dough.

Roll the dough out to about 1/8 of an inch (I prefer mine to be about 1/4 of an inch – I’m such a rebel).

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Cut out cookies using Christmas cutters.

Now it’s time to cut out the Christmas cookies.

Carefully place Christmas cutout cookies on prepared baking sheet.

Be careful not to tear them when you pick them up.

I use this really thin cookie spatula I have.

Christmas cutout cookies on baking sheet.

Place on the greased cookie sheet.

The dough scraps can be balled up together and rolled out again. I usually only do this once and after the second cutting I throw that dough away. If you keep balling it up and rolling it out, it will get “piece-y” and you’ll start having layered cookies. Just try it a few times and you’ll see what I mean!

Baked Christmas cutout cookies.

Bake for 6-8 minutes.

They will still look a lot like they did when they were uncooked, but puffed up slightly and if you look you’ll see just a hint of browning around the bottom.

Christmas sprinkles.

Decorating the Christmas cut out cookies

This is only a teeny tiny portion of my sprinkles and sugars collection. I have an entire storage bin of them!

Gather together some Christmas sprinkles and colored sugar for decorating.

Place 1 tablespoon of margarine or butter in three bowls

Place 1 tablespoon of margarine or butter (well-softened) in three bowls (if you want three different colors of icing).

We ALWAYS had three different colors because there were three of us.

Add confectioner's sugar, milk, and flavoring to each bowl.

Add powdered sugar, milk, and flavoring.

Cut icing together with a fork.

Cut that together with a fork. You are really just mooshing it.

Icing ready for the Christmas cutout cookies.

Keep mixing until it’s smooth and creamy.

Feel free to add another tablespoon of milk if you need to.

My mother recommends using squirt butter for this but if you don’t have that just use regular margarine as I did. Since this is a poured icing, you can melt the margarine a bit in the microwave if it is too lumpy.

Dye each bowl and stir until the colors are even.

Dye each bowl with the gel food coloring of your choice and stir until the colors are even.

Adding green icing to a Christmas cutout cookie.

What I do is lay out a sheet of waxed paper for everyone and put cookies on top of it.

Then I give everyone three spoons so they have one for each icing color.

Christmas tree cutout cookie with green icing and sprinkles.

Just drizzle your icing on the cookie with a spoon, spread it around, and sprinkle!

I let my kids pretty much do whatever they want with their cookies. This isn’t a time to produce a “perfectly” decorated cookie, it’s a time to let kids do it their way and be proud of their creations. They LOVE this part!

Iced Christmas cutout cookies.

Kinda like this. Allow cookies to sit out for an hour or two until they are completely dried.

Then you can store them in a cookie jar or other airtight bin, stacked on top of each other.

A plate of Christmas cutout cookies.

Arrange on a plate and enjoy your Christmas sugar cookies!

Storage

  • Store decorated cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days at room temperature or up to 10 days in the refrigerator.
  • These Christmas cutout sugar cookies also freeze so well (with or without decorations). Once they’re set, freeze them for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature or in the fridge before serving.

Recipe Notes

  • Please note that this is a double batch. One recipe will yield about two dozen average-sized cookies. I tend to make mine a bit larger though.
  • Now, you need to chill the cookie dough for at least an hour. However, feel free to make it in advance and refrigerate the dough for at least 2 days.
  • I also strongly recommend doing as I do and dividing the dough before refrigerating. It will make it so much easier to roll out.
  • Instead of a spoon, another great way to distribute the cookie icing is to use a piping bag, a zipper seal bag with the corner snipped off, or a squeeze bottle.
  • For a little extra sugar cookie flavor, add 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract.
  • Yes, you can use softened unsalted butter instead of shortening in the sugar cookie recipe.
  • Instead of sugar cookie icing, you can use royal icing instead.
  • If you don’t have Christmas cookie cutters, you can just use the top of a glass to make circular sugar cookies.

Check out these other Christmas cookie recipes:

14 Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

Southern Plate’s Must-Make Christmas Cookies

Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Pecan Snowball Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies (Elf Favorite)

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Christmas Cutout Cookies

What happens when you take sweet sugar cookies, cut the dough using Christmas cookie cutters, and add red and green icing? You get Christmas cutout cookies.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas, cookies, sugar
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Chilling Dough 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 38 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 436kcal

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 4 teaspoons milk
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Icing

  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or butter flavoring

Instructions

  • Thoroughly cream together shortening, sugar, and vanilla. Add egg and beat until fluffy then stir in the milk.
    2/3 cup shortening, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 egg, 4 teaspoons milk
  • Sift the remaining dry ingredients together in a separate bowl, stir, then add to the wet ingredients, and mix well.
    2 cups plain flour, 1.5 teaspoons baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Divide dough in half and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • On a floured surface, roll half of the dough to 1/8-inch thick. Keep the remaining dough chilled until ready to roll. Cut into shapes using Christmas cookie cutters.
  • Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 375 for 6-8 minutes.
  • Let cookies cool slightly before removing them from the baking sheet. Once cool, go ahead and decorate them with the cookie icing.

Icing

  • In a bowl, mix all ingredients together with a fork (if using three different colors, repeat the process with three different bowls). If too dry, add a little more milk. Once mixed, add a few drops of food coloring.
    1 cup confectioner's sugar, 1 tablespoon softened butter or margarine, 2 tablespoons milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla or butter flavoring
  • Ice the cooled cookies and then let them set for at least an hour before storing.

Nutrition

Calories: 436kcal

 

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Spaghetti Soup https://www.southernplate.com/spaghetti-lovers-soup/ https://www.southernplate.com/spaghetti-lovers-soup/#comments Sat, 26 Nov 2022 13:33:16 +0000 http://www.southernplate.com/?p=2841 Similar to Italian chili, this quick and easy spaghetti soup recipe includes beans, tender vegetables, and spaghetti cooked in a flavorful tomato spaghetti sauce. It’s hearty and filling comfort food perfect for the spaghetti lover in your life. It seems like whenever I make spaghetti, I always end up with a cup or two of […]

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Similar to Italian chili, this quick and easy spaghetti soup recipe includes beans, tender vegetables, and spaghetti cooked in a flavorful tomato spaghetti sauce. It’s hearty and filling comfort food perfect for the spaghetti lover in your life.

Spaghetti Soup recipe

It seems like whenever I make spaghetti, I always end up with a cup or two of sauce left. As spaghetti is one of my favorite meals, it’s only fitting that leftover spaghetti sauce is recycled into another one of my favorite meals: spaghetti soup. This dish is quick and easy to throw together, hearty, aromatic, and absolutely delicious from start to finish. Reminiscent of an Italian chili recipe, I’ve never met a soul who didn’t love it.

So, what do you need to make my spaghetti soup recipe? It’s simple, really. Leftover spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, kidney beans, carrots, celery, and spaghetti. That’s all there is to it. Using leftover spaghetti sauce really stretches the dollars here. 

Plus, there is no need to add additional meat but if you want to, see my meatball recipe at the bottom of this post. But if you prefer your spaghetti soup meatless make sure you use regular spaghetti sauce and that will please the vegetarians in your life. This spaghetti soup recipe really does please everyone!

Now, the instructions for my easy spaghetti soup recipe include just bringing all of the ingredients to a boil and simmering until the vegetables are tender. I told ya, quick, easy, and delicious. Serve your spaghetti soup with some bread or cornbread to soak up that spaghetti sauce flavor. 

In case you need another reason to love this recipe, let me just say it’s great for meal prepping and freezes really well. Have I convinced you? Let’s get cookin’!

Ingredients for Spaghetti Soup

Recipe Ingredients

  • Kidney beans (or your favorite bean)
  • Diced or crushed tomatoes
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Leftover spaghetti sauce (or jarred spaghetti sauce/marinara sauce)
  • Dry spaghetti

How to Make Spaghetti Soup

Peel and chop carrots and celery.

Begin by peeling and chopping your carrots and dicing your celery.

Dump tomatoes, beans, and spaghetti sauce in a large pot.

Dump tomatoes, beans, and spaghetti sauce in a large pot.

It’s best not to wear a brand-new white shirt when doing this if you have the same amount of grace that I do when “dumping”.

Note: Whenever a recipe calls for two cans of kidney beans, I always get one can of light and one can of dark just to give it a bit more color variety.

Adding water to pot.

Add water.

Adding veggies to pot.

Add in chopped veggies and give it a good stir.

I LOVE how the carrots taste in this. If you are a carrot person, feel free to double this amount. Spaghetti soup is a great recipe to veggie up!

Add Italian seasoning to pot (optional).

I love me some Italian seasoning! I like to add a bit more Italian seasoning but you don’t have to.

Simmer until veggies are tender.

Bring that to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer until carrots and celery are tender.

Break up spaghetti.

While that is cooking, break up your spaghetti noodles into about one or two-inch pieces. 

Of course, you can substitute any old pasta for this. Whatever cranks your tractor.

Add noodles to pot and cook until tender.

Once your veggies are tender, add in your spaghetti and continue cooking until the noodles are done.

Bowl of spaghetti soup.

At this point, the smell might have you eating the entire pot of spaghetti soup yourself!

But if you can resist for just a little while your family will love ya for it.

Taking a bite of spaghetti soup.

I hope you get to try this one soon. It’s sure to be a home run with the spaghetti lovers in your life!

Storage

  • Store leftover soup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat leftovers in the microwave or on the stovetop.
  • You can also freeze leftovers for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating as above.

Recipe Notes

  • If you don’t have celery on hand just leave it out. Your sauce is seasoned enough anyway. This is really a great recipe to just use what is on hand. Last time I made it I had a large can of baked beans. I rinsed them in a strainer and put them in and it was delicious. Use whatever veggies you like (onion, sweet pepper, zucchini, and mushrooms are all good options), whatever beans you like, etc.
  • If you have meat sauce left over instead of regular spaghetti sauce you can use that in this recipe for a little extra flavor and protein.
  • If you want more protein in this recipe or just love the idea of spaghetti and meatball soup please see my good old-fashioned homemade meatballs recipe here. This will make a lot of meatballs so be sure to decrease the recipe unless you have a whole brood to feed. 
  • Instead of adding cooked ground beef, you can add ground turkey, meatballs as mentioned above, cooked and crumbled sausage, or cooked and shredded chicken to make chicken soup.
  • If you can’t resist a touch of heat, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or crushed red pepper flakes when you add the Italian seasoning.
  • For more flavor, substitute the plain old water for beef, vegetable, or chicken broth.
  • Other great pasta varieties that work in this soup include elbow pasta, angel hair pasta, penne, and rotini.

Recipe FAQs

How do you serve spaghetti soup?

Now, it tastes delicious as is. But I love to add some freshly grated parmesan cheese on top as well as some chopped fresh parsley or fresh basil. It also wouldn’t be soup without some bread on the side to soak up that spaghetti sauce, right? 

Can you cook spaghetti in soup?

Yes, you can! Add the dry spaghetti to the soup and continue to simmer until the pasta is al dente.

Can I cook spaghetti soup in the slow cooker?

Yes, you can make slow cooker spaghetti soup. What you’re going to do is add all of the ingredients to your crockpot and cook them on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Then if you’re cooking on low, turn it to high, stir in the spaghetti, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes longer until the pasta is tender.

Can I tempt you with more sensational soup recipes?

Easy Vegetable Soup (A Dieter’s Best Friend)

Italian Sausage Soup

Senate Bean Soup (With a Shortcut)

Easy Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

How To Make Chicken Noodle Soup

Taco Soup (The World’s Easiest Supper)

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Spaghetti Soup

Similar to Italian chili, this quick and easy spaghetti soup recipe includes beans, vegetables, and spaghetti cooked in a flavorful tomato spaghetti sauce.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword soup, spaghetti
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 252kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup cooked ground beef, optional
  • 2 15-oz cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 15-oz cans kidney beans, undrained
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 stalk celery, optional
  • dry spaghetti noodles
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, optional

Instructions

  • In a large pot, place sauce, beef (if using), tomatoes, kidney beans, and water.
    2 cups spaghetti sauce, 1 cup cooked ground beef, optional, 2 15-oz cans diced tomatoes, undrained, 2 15-oz cans kidney beans, undrained, 2 cups water
  • Peel and chop carrots and dice celery, and add to pot. Add seasoning if desired.
    2 large carrots, 1 stalk celery, optional, 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, optional
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce heat, simmering until vegetables are tender.
  • Break spaghetti noodles into one or two-inch segments and add these as well. Continue cooking until pasta is tender.
    dry spaghetti noodles

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcal

 

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7-Up Pound Cake With Lemon Glaze https://www.southernplate.com/7-up-pound-cake/ https://www.southernplate.com/7-up-pound-cake/#comments Sat, 26 Nov 2022 13:25:10 +0000 http://www.southernplate.com/?p=10406 This old-fashioned 7-Up pound cake recipe with lemon glaze is a classic Southern dessert that uses 7-Up to make a buttery and moist from-scratch cake that has a hint of lemon flavor. Pound cakes are such an integral part of Southern cooking. Made with simple ingredients like butter, flour, sugar, and eggs, they’re known for […]

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This old-fashioned 7-Up pound cake recipe with lemon glaze is a classic Southern dessert that uses 7-Up to make a buttery and moist from-scratch cake that has a hint of lemon flavor.

Bite of 7-Up pound cake

Pound cakes are such an integral part of Southern cooking. Made with simple ingredients like butter, flour, sugar, and eggs, they’re known for their crisp crust and velvety soft buttery interior that’s both dense and rich in texture and taste. Pound cakes are also traditionally baked in either a Bundt cake or tube pan.

So while this is a traditional pound cake recipe, it includes a secret ingredient… 7-Up lemon-lime soda. The carbonated soda acts as a leavening agent and replaces baking soda (yep, really). It helps make the cake rise and gives the cake a lemon-lime flavor. This 7-Up pound cake tastes like a classic lemon pound cake. Plus, we pair it with the perfectly complementary sweet lemon glaze.

So besides 7-Up, the other baking ingredients you need to make this pound cake include sugar, flour, butter, eggs, shortening, vanilla extract, and lemon extract. Fortunately, this is a very easy pound cake recipe. You’re just going to cream together the butter, shortening, and sugar, then slowly mix in the remaining ingredients. We pour the cake batter into a bundt pan and wait patiently for it to bake.

Then we have to be patient some more and invert the cake, before mixing together powdered sugar, milk, and lemon extract to make the lemon glaze. The final step is to pour this over the cooled cake and your 7Up pound cake is complete!

Keep scrolling for some serving suggestions and to learn exactly where the 7Up cake came from. I hope you enjoy this classic Southern treat. You’re bound to always find a bundt cake at any Southern gathering, whether it’s a baby shower, potluck, or family gathering. It’s just the Southern way, y’all!

Labeled ingredients for 7-up pound cake.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Shortening
  • Unsalted butter or margarine
  • 7-Up or similar lemon-lime soda
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • A bit of lemon flavoring

How to Make 7-Up Pound Cake

Place sugar, shortening, and butter in mixing bowl.

Place your sugar, shortening, and butter in a mixing bowl.

Mix that up until well blended.

Add lemon extract to mixing bowl.

Add your lemon extract or flavoring or whatever it is you found in your pantry or went out and bought.

Add vanilla to mixing bowl.

Add in your vanilla…

Add eggs to mixing bowl.

And all of your eggs.

Mix ingredients together.

Mix that up really well.

Add flour to mixing bowl.

Add in your flour…

Add 7-Up to mixing bowl.

And your 7-Up.

Mix all of that up.

Grease bundt pan with cooking spray.

Grease your bundt cake pan with cooking spray.

Pour cake batter into bundt pan.

Then pour your cake batter into the greased bundt pan.

Baked 7-Up Pound Cake

Bake at 325 for one hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Turned out 7-Up pound cake.

After it has baked, let it sit in the pan for 10 minutes, and then turn the cake out onto a wire rack to continue cooling.

Goodness, can you smell that?

Combine glaze ingredients in mixing bowl.

The lemon glaze

Now we need to make our glaze.

Place your confectioner’s sugar in a bowl and add a wee bit of lemon flavoring. Then add a wee bit of milk.

Stir that up until it looks kind of like school glue. Don’t worry, it won’t taste like glue  😉.

If it is a bit thin, just add more confectioner’s sugar. I always end up making mine too thin to begin with and have to add more.

Pour glaze over cake.

Pour the lemon glaze over the cooled cake.

Glazed 7-Up pound cake.

It should look a little bit like this.

Fork breaking off a piece of 7-Up pound cake.

Now grab a slice and enjoy your 7Up cake!

Storage

  • Store leftover cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days or in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  • You can also freeze 7-Up pound cake for up to 3 months. I’d double-wrap individual slices or store them in an airtight container. I’d also freeze them without the glaze if possible.

Slices of 7-Up pound cake.

Recipe Notes

  • For best results, use room-temperature butter, shortening, and eggs.
  • Another wait to guarantee the best results is to properly grease the cake pan with cooking spray or butter and flour. We definitely don’t want this cake to stick to the pan.
  • Don’t overmix the cake batter once you add the flour to make sure your cake doesn’t turn out tough.
  • Now, experts say that Sprite and 7-Up have different levels of carbonation, so you really only want to use 7-Up in this pound cake recipe to ensure it rises perfectly. But hey, you can use diet 7-Up if you really want to!
  • If you don’t have lemon extract, I’ve got another suggestion for you to give that cake its lemon flavor! First, add 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon zest to the cake batter. Then add 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice to the glaze.
  • Speaking of the glaze, you can make a 7-Up glaze instead by combining 1 cup of powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons of 7-Up. 

Recipe FAQs

Where is 7-Up cake from?

7-Up cakes are a Southern recipe, as baking with soda became popular in the South in the 1950s when Southern women realized that carbonated beverages are an innovative leavening agent.

How long should you wait to flip a pound cake?

You should wait at least 10 minutes to flip your pound cake, but some recipes say to wait at least 30 minutes, so you do you. If you’re wondering why you wait, you want the cake to cool and firm up before you flip it to avoid it breaking apart.

Do I have to use a bundt cake pan?

You don’t HAVE to use a bundt pan, but I do recommend it. Otherwise, you can use a tube pan or 2 loaf pans.

Can I make my pound cake in advance?

I recommend making your pound cake up to 24 hours ahead of time. The cake gets moister the longer it sits.

How do you serve 7Up pound cake?

You can serve your pound cake as is or with some fresh fruit (I like fresh berries) and fresh whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. However, you can also skip the glaze and simply serve your cake with a dusting of powdered sugar instead.

You may also like these pound cake recipes:

Apple Pound Cake

Aunt Sue’s Easy Pound Cake Recipe

Mini Bundt Cakes Using Aunt Sue’s Famous Pound Cake

Chocolate Pound Cake with Fudge Glaze

Buttermilk Lime Pound Cake

7-Up Pound Cake with Glaze
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7-Up Pound Cake

This old-fashioned 7-Up pound cake recipe with lemon glaze is a classic Southern dessert that uses 7-Up to make a buttery and moist from-scratch cake that has a hint of lemon flavor.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, pound
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 465kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 7 fluid ounces 7-Up

Lemon Glaze

  • 1.5 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, place butter, shortening, and sugar. Beat until it is fluffy and well-mixed.
    1 cup butter or margarine, 1/2 cup shortening, 3 cups granulated sugar
  • Add in lemon extract, vanilla flavoring, and eggs and beat again until blended in.
    1.5 teaspoons lemon extract, 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract, 5 eggs
  • Add in all of your flour and then the 7-Up. Mix until smooth and creamy.
    3 cups all-purpose flour, 7 fluid ounces 7-Up
  • Pour into a greased and floured tube pan. Bake at 325 for one hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let your cake sit in the pan for 10 to 30 minutes and then turn it out onto a wire rack.
  • Combine all the glaze ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until smooth. Add more milk if too thick and more confectioner's sugar if too thin.
    1.5 cups confectioner's sugar, 2 tablespoons milk, 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • Pour over the cooled cake.

Nutrition

Calories: 465kcal

 

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Keto Sausage Balls https://www.southernplate.com/low-carb-sausage-balls/ https://www.southernplate.com/low-carb-sausage-balls/#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2022 19:46:49 +0000 http://www.southernplate.com/?p=35838 This keto sausage balls recipe is a low-carb version of traditional sausage balls. Each tender bite includes breakfast sausage paired with sharp cheddar cheese and almond meal. I am always searching for great low-carb recipes and this keto recipe for low-carb sausage balls is one that we have been enjoying for several months. It is […]

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This keto sausage balls recipe is a low-carb version of traditional sausage balls. Each tender bite includes breakfast sausage paired with sharp cheddar cheese and almond meal.

A bowl of keto sausage balls.

I am always searching for great low-carb recipes and this keto recipe for low-carb sausage balls is one that we have been enjoying for several months. It is a tweaked version of traditional sausage balls. My husband likes for me to make a double recipe of them on the weekends and we keep them in the fridge to heat up as quick breakfasts throughout the week.

You only need 6 ingredients to make keto sausage balls: sharp cheddar cheese, egg, baking powder, almond meal, salt, and breakfast sausage. Yep, the combo of baking powder and almond flour/meal replaces the usual Bisquick baking mix. But trust me, they taste just as good and no one will be able to tell the difference (I sure can’t).

The instructions couldn’t be easier. Simply mix all of the ingredients together using an electric mixer, shape the mixture into balls, and place them on a baking sheet. 20 minutes in the oven and they’re ready to serve. From start to finish, this easy keto sausage ball recipe takes about 30 minutes. That’s my kind of recipe!

Please check the nutritional information yourself for accuracy, but according to my calculations, each sausage ball has about 1 carb, so they tick the low-carb and keto box.

Now, if you really want to take them over the top, add a little dollop of sugar-free pancake syrup. The perfect keto breakfast and meal prep option, I tell ya! But whether you enjoy them as a grab-and-go breakfast, appetizer, snack, or lunch, I hope you make this low-carb sausage ball recipe soon. As you can see, they’re very versatile.

Ingredients for Keto Sausage Balls

Recipe Ingredients

  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Egg
  • Baking powder
  • Almond meal
  • Salt
  • Breakfast sausage 

How to Make Keto Sausage Balls

Mix ingredients together, form into balls, and place on a baking sheet.

Making your keto sausage balls is as simple as putting all of the ingredients in a medium bowl and mixing them together with an electric mixer.

I use a small cookie dough scoop to put them out onto lightly greased baking sheets, but you can also use a spoon if you like.

Bowl of Keto Sausage Balls

Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until lightly brown.

Serve warm.

ENJOY!

Storage

  • Allow them to cool and then place leftover sausage balls in zipper seal bags or an airtight container and store them in the fridge for 4 or 5 days. Reheat in the microwave, oven, or air fryer until heated through.
  • These also freeze really well. Store them in the freezer for up to 3 months and thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating as above.

Recipe Notes

  • We used to use Jimmy Dean pork sausage, but these days we typically use Jennie-O turkey sausage. Basically, any type of sausage will work. You can even use spicy sausage or Italian sausage, which work so well with sharp cheddar cheese.
  • Speaking of, use whichever shredded cheese you like, such as regular cheddar or pepper jack cheese.
  • As you can see in the ingredients photo above, almond flour and almond meal are the same things and you can use either in this recipe. I easily found this at my local Walmart. I’ve also heard that coconut flour works well too and is also keto-friendly.
  • Want to try cream cheese sausage balls? All you need to do is add 4 ounces of cream cheese to the sausage mixture (yep, cream cheese is keto-friendly). Keep everything else the same.
  • For a more savory flavor, add 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning.

Recipe FAQs

Is sausage okay for a keto diet?

Sausage is a keto-friendly food.

Can I make keto sausage balls in advance?

Absolutely! Firstly, you can cook the sausage balls and store them in an airtight container in the fridge a few days ahead of time. Then you can reheat them in the oven or air fryer until warm. Alternatively, you can store the uncooked but shaped balls in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days before baking on the day.

How do you serve keto sausage balls?

There are multiple ways to serve sausage balls. You can serve them as is for the perfect keto meal or with sugar-free pancake syrup or maple syrup for breakfast. Alternatively, serve them as a party or game-day keto appetizer with your favorite dipping sauce, like honey mustard, chipotle ranch dressing, or homemade BBQ sauce. Yum!

Can I make sausage balls in the air fryer?

Yes, air fryer sausage balls are so easy to make. Instead of placing the balls on a baking sheet, place them in a single layer in your air fryer basket (you might need to make them in batches, depending on the size of your air fryer). Bake them at 400 for about 8 minutes, turning halfway through.

Are these keto sausage balls gluten-free?

Double-check that your sausage has no hidden gluten, but otherwise yes, this is a gluten-free sausage ball recipe as well.

You may also like these sensational sausage recipes:

Italian Sausage Soup

Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

How To Make Sausage Gravy

Sausage Biscuits With Cheese & Chiles

Sausage Pinwheels Recipe (Made With Just Two Ingredients)

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Peppers in Crockpot

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Keto Sausage Balls

These keto sausage balls are a low-carb version of classic sausage balls. Each tender bite includes breakfast sausage paired with sharp cheddar cheese and almond meal.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword balls, sausage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 30 sausage balls
Calories 181kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, place all ingredients. Mix with an electric mixer until well combined.
    1 pound breakfast sausage, 1 egg, 1 cup almond meal, 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Use a cookie dough scoop or two spoons and spoon out the balls onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until lightly brown.
  • Refrigerate leftovers. Reheat very well in the microwave or oven.

Nutrition

Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 404mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

 

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Carrot Cake Bars https://www.southernplate.com/carrot-cake-bars/ https://www.southernplate.com/carrot-cake-bars/#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2022 15:26:46 +0000 http://www.southernplate.com/?p=30263 If you like carrot cake, you’re in for a treat! My carrot cake bars taste just like carrot cake but are moister and denser, with pecans, oats, carrots, spices, and cream cheese frosting. Now, I know this looks just like a piece of carrot cake. But it’s actually a really dense and rich carrot cake […]

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If you like carrot cake, you’re in for a treat! My carrot cake bars taste just like carrot cake but are moister and denser, with pecans, oats, carrots, spices, and cream cheese frosting.

Carrot Cake Bars

Now, I know this looks just like a piece of carrot cake. But it’s actually a really dense and rich carrot cake bar cookie, all dressed up to look like cake. It sure is good too and you’ll find me making them nearly every Easter.

So, what do you need to make carrot cake bars? We start with a baking mix, then add oats, butter, brown sugar, pecans, vanilla, carrots, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, eggs, and raisins. Oh yeah, when I say these carrot cake bars are packed full of flavor, I mean it. But no wonder they’re so moist and dense, right? 

Anyway, these easy carrot cake bars aren’t too difficult to make. Don’t we love that? All it takes is a little hand mixing as we mix together most of the ingredients then fold in the grated carrot, chopped pecans, and raisins at the end. Pour the cake batter into a baking dish and bake until golden brown. Then it isn’t carrot cake without cream cheese icing! Add a thick layer on top, sprinkle on some extra pecans if you’re feeling fancy, and get ready to enjoy a big ol’ carrot cake bar.

The rich carrot cake flavor paired with the creamy frosting is a match made in heaven. Ready to cook? Let’s go hop in the kitchen! The last one in has to do the dishes!

Carrot Cake Bars ingredients

Recipe Ingredients

  • Baking mix
  • Oats
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Pecans (optional)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Carrots
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground ginger
  • Allspice
  • Eggs
  • Raisins

How to Make Carrot Cake Bars

Place butter in large bowl.

Place butter in a large bowl and melt it however you feel led to do so…

Melt butter in microwave.

I felt led to the microwave.

Add baking mix, brown sugar, eggs, oats, and spices to mixing bowl.

Dump in your baking mix, brown sugar, eggs, oats, and spices.

Stir ingredients together.

Stir that up really well with a big spoon.

Shred carrots.

Shred your carrots.

Chop up shredded carrot into pieces.

Then I chopped up the shredded carrot a bit into bite-sized pieces.

Add carrot, raisins, and pecans to mixing bowl.

Toss that on top of your dough along with the raisins and pecans.

Mix ingredients together again.

Stir that again until it is well mixed.

Pat carrot cake bar batter into a greased baking dish.

Pat the carrot cake batter out into a 9×13 baking dish greased with non-stick cooking spray.

Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.

Carrot Cake Bars - Rich, thick carrot cake bar cookies with cream cheese icing

Like this.

Now, ice it with cream cheese icing.

You can see a tutorial on how to make cream cheese icing by visiting this post.

But all you do is put all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl, mix really well, scrape down the sides, and mix again.

Instructions are in the recipe below as well.

After icing, I like to sprinkle some chopped nuts over the top.

Carrot Cake Bars slice.

Now see this serving size? This is for pictures, folks. Don’t cut your pieces this big. This is a big old chewy brown sugar and butter cookie bar iced with cream cheese icing. If you eat this big old whomping piece you’d likely die of sugar overload. Now I’m not saying that isn’t a good way to die, but it isn’t your time yet!

And when you start feeling guilty remember, this has vegetables in it!

Storage

  • Because of the cream cheese icing, you want to store your bars in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • You can also freeze carrot bars for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight before serving.

Recipe Notes

  • For baking mix you can use Bisquick, Pioneer Brand, Generic like I have pictured, or even my recipe for homemade Better For You Baking Mix that is in my Come Home To Supper cookbook. I try to keep a batch of it in my fridge but we go through it so fast that I never seem to have it when it comes time to do a post!
  • If you do what I do sometimes and put too much baking mix in your carrot cake bar batter, add 1/2 cup of milk and you’ll be all good!
  • To make life easier, you can also shred your fresh carrots using a food processor’s shredded attachment to save time.
  • Instead of pecans, add chopped walnuts to your carrot cake bars or omit the nuts entirely.
  • Another great mix-in you can add along with or instead of the raisins is shredded coconut flakes. Opt for 1/2 a cup. Bonus points if you toast the coconut beforehand!
  • Use whatever warm spices you have on hand. If you don’t have ginger and allspice, a 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg and a pinch of ground cloves also work well.
  • For lemon cream cheese frosting, add 1 teaspoon of lemon extract to the icing.

Recipe FAQs

Can you make carrot cake bars ahead of time?

Absolutely! The first option is to make the finished bars, cover them in plastic wrap, and store them in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Alternatively, you can make the frosting up to 3 days in advance. Let it stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes before spreading it on the baked and cooled bars.

Check out these other carrot cake recipes:

Carrot Cake Blondies

Carrot Cake Loaf

Skillet Carrot Cake from Southern Cast Iron

Carrot Cake Recipe from Southern Cakes

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Carrot Cake Bars

Carrot cake bars taste just like carrot cake but are moister and denser, with pecans, oats, carrots, spices, and cream cheese frosting.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bars, carrotcake, carrots
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 221kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old-fashioned or quick oats
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 cups all-purpose baking mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 sticks melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1.5 cups grated carrot
  • 1 cup chopped pecans 1/2 for batter, 1/2 for topping
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temp
  • 1 stick butter at room temp
  • 3.5-4 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Combine baking mix, sugar, oats, eggs, vanilla, spices, and melted butter in a large mixing bowl and stir by hand until a dough is formed.
    1 cup old-fashioned or quick oats, 2 cups packed brown sugar, 4 cups all-purpose baking mix, 2 eggs, 2 sticks melted butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • Stir in shredded carrot, raisins, and pecans until well mixed.
    1.5 cups grated carrot, 1 cup chopped pecans, 1/2 cup raisins
  • Pat into a greased 9x13 baking dish and bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and allow the bars to cool.

To make icing

  • Place softened butter and cream cheese in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until well blended.
    8 ounces cream cheese at room temp, 1 stick butter at room temp
  • Slowly add sugar, a cup or so at a time, and beat until light and fluffy.
    3.5-4 cups confectioner's sugar
  • Mix in vanilla and lemon juice until well blended.
    1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Ice the cooled bars.

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcal

 

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Turkey Hash Recipe https://www.southernplate.com/turkey-hash-recipe/ https://www.southernplate.com/turkey-hash-recipe/#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:53:47 +0000 https://www.southernplate.com/?p=42233 Let me introduce you to the ultimate post-Thanksgiving comfort food: my turkey hash recipe. Made with leftover tender turkey breast, leftover turkey gravy, onions, peppers, cubed hash browns, and Season All, enjoy this flavorful dish from breakfast to dinner. Try not to eat all your turkey at Thanksgiving dinner so you can enjoy this turkey […]

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Let me introduce you to the ultimate post-Thanksgiving comfort food: my turkey hash recipe. Made with leftover tender turkey breast, leftover turkey gravy, onions, peppers, cubed hash browns, and Season All, enjoy this flavorful dish from breakfast to dinner.

Bowl of turkey hash with crispy bacon.

Try not to eat all your turkey at Thanksgiving dinner so you can enjoy this turkey hash recipe after it’s all over!

Hey friends! Today I’ve got some beseeching to do because this is just one of those dishes that you can’t possibly imagine how delicious it is until you taste it. So rather than ask you to try it out soon, I’m going to beseech you to please make it as soon as possible and that leftover turkey that will inevitably be sitting in your fridge post-Thanksgiving will be perfect.

It’s just one of those dishes where the flavors and textures come together to warm your insides and fill you with comfort. This is the ultimate after-Thanksgiving comfort food and will become a new tradition at your house! It’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even supper, which is when we usually have it.

So what do you need? Leftover turkey breast, leftover turkey gravy, cubed hash browns (with onions and peppers or add them separately), and Season All. Pick up whatever ingredients you don’t have when you’re shopping this week and have them on hand when the turkey leftovers are waiting on ya! The instructions are as simple as adding the ingredients to a skillet and cooking until heated through. 

Plus, adapt this turkey hash recipe to work for you depending on the time of year. It would taste delicious with leftover baked ham, roasted chicken, or ground beef and beef gravy.

Ingredients for turkey hash recipe

Recipe Ingredients 

  • Frozen cubed hash browns
  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Turkey gravy (leftover gravy or canned gravy)
  • Season All (such as Lawry’s or Morton’s)
  • Oil for frying
  • Chopped turkey (or chicken or any meat) (heck, this would even work for that tofu stuff!)

How to Make Your Turkey Hash Recipe

Cook hash browns and Season All in skillet until golden brown.

Place your oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

Add potatoes and some Season All.

Cook, stirring often, until tender and golden brown.

Note: A nonstick skillet is best for this. 

Add remaining ingredients and cook for a few minutes until gravy thickens.

Add in chopped turkey, turkey gravy, and a little more Season All.

Continue cooking, stirring often, until the mixture is heated through and thickens (about 3-4 minutes).

Plate of turkey hash with crispy bacon.

This is excellent on its own or served with your choice of bacon and some eggs.

Enjoy your plate of comfort! 

Storage

Store leftover turkey hash in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. I recommend reheating on the stovetop until heated through.

Recipe Notes

  • This is also a great basic hash recipe that you can adapt to what you have on hand. To make a delicious beef hash, use leftover beef roast or ground beef and a can of beef gravy instead of turkey. You can also use ground turkey throughout the year with canned turkey gravy.
  • Instead of gravy, you can use chicken broth or something similar.
  • If you can’t find hash browns with onions and peppers, then you can chop some out and add them to your recipe separately.
  • For extra flavor, add a teaspoon of minced garlic.
  • Instead of cubed hash browns, you can use cubed potatoes if you have some leftovers as well. I just like to keep things quick, easy, and simple, ya know? If using actual potatoes, I’d boil them first for about 5 minutes before adding them to the skillet to make crispy potatoes.
  • Instead of Season All, use your preferred seasoning. I think this would also taste delicious with Italian seasoning or dried herbs like rosemary, oregano, and thyme. Season All is made of paprika, black pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and a hint of chili powder if you want to use a combination of those spices to make your own homemade version.
  • The true spirit of hash is that you can add anything to the skillet. So if you have extra vegetables or greens you want to use up, dice them up and toss them in. How about leftover dressing/stuffing? Add a cup or so to your turkey hash recipe as well.

Recipe FAQs

What is turkey hash made of?

Turkey hash was created to use up leftovers. It’s typically a combination of chopped meat, potatoes, and fried onions. It’s sometimes also called potato hash, which is the same dish, just a different name.

How do you serve turkey hash?

With potatoes, vegetables, and chopped meat, turkey hash is the perfect main meal as is. However, I love serving it for breakfast with crispy bacon strips and eggs (whether they’re poached, scrambled, or fried eggs). You can also add a garnish of chopped chives, green onion, or fresh parsley.

How do you make turkey cranberry hash?

Have some leftover cranberry sauce? Add 1/2 a cup of dried cranberries or cranberry sauce to your hash to make turkey cranberry hash.

You may also like these recipes:

10 Great Leftover Turkey Recipes

Easy Turkey Gravy Recipe

Deluxe Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Bacon Breakfast Casserole

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Turkey Hash

The ultimate post-Thanksgiving comfort food, my turkey hash recipe is made with leftover tender turkey breast, leftover turkey gravy, onions, peppers, cubed hash browns, and Season All.
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword gravy, hash browns, turkey
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 329kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 28-ounce package cubed hash browns (with onion and pepper)
  • 1 medium chopped onion if not included in the package above
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper as above
  • 1 10.5-ounce can turkey gravy
  • 2 cups chopped leftover turkey
  • vegetable or olive oil for frying
  • Season All to taste I personally use about a tablespoon or so

Instructions

  • Pour about ¼ inch of vegetable oil into the bottom of a large nonstick skillet and place over medium-high heat to warm.
    vegetable or olive oil for frying
  • Add the frozen potatoes with onions and peppers, sprinkle well with seasoned salt, and cook, stirring often, until cooked through and lightly brown. Reduce heat to medium.
    1 28-ounce package cubed hash browns (with onion and pepper), 1 medium chopped onion, 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper, Season All to taste
  • Add in the chopped turkey and turkey gravy. Stir until well combined. Add more seasoned salt to taste. Continue cooking, stirring from time to time, until the mixture has thickened (about 3-4 minutes).
    1 10.5-ounce can turkey gravy, 2 cups chopped leftover turkey, Season All to taste

Nutrition

Calories: 329kcal

Other posts you might enjoy (Click the photo to go to that post)

Ultimate Thanksgiving Sides

Perfect Crock Pot Turkey Breast

9 Favorite Holiday Desserts

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Easy Orange Rolls https://www.southernplate.com/easy-orange-rolls/ https://www.southernplate.com/easy-orange-rolls/#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:48:43 +0000 http://www.southernplate.com/?p=19762 Easy and delicious!

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My easy orange rolls recipe includes soft sweet rolls with a deliciously buttery and zesty orange filling that are topped with a sweet orange glaze.

Basket of orange rolls.

Orange rolls are a Southern treat originating in my home state, Alabama. In fact, Alabama has a few places that are known for their orange rolls, served alongside your lunch plate or placed upon your table in baskets. But… I’ve never even tried any of those. Yes, I am probably the only person in Alabama who has never eaten at All Steak in Cullman. But I never did say I was well-traveled! 

Orange rolls are small and dainty but they are big in flavor. They are somewhat like a cinnamon roll in concept, but not much like it at all in taste. We start with frozen bread dough and we add a filling made with butter, orange juice concentrate, sugar, and orange zest. Sounds tasty already, right? Then we roll the dough and shape the rolls to look like mini cinnamon rolls. They need a little bit of time to proof before we bake them in the oven.

The final piece of the puzzle is a sweet orange glaze brushed on top of the homemade orange rolls, which is made by combining the orange juice concentrate with powdered sugar. Then it’s time to enjoy an orange sweet roll! These easy orange rolls are so delicious. You’ve got the soft bread dough, the filling that’s simultaneously buttery, sweet, and zesty, and then the sweet orange glaze on top.

I hope you enjoy my simple take on orange rolls and that you get to try them soon because they are surprisingly low fuss and supremely divine!

Ingredients for easy orange rolls.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Frozen orange juice concentrate
  • Butter
  • Orange
  • Granulated sugar
  • Confectioner’s sugar
  • Frozen bread dough

How to Make Easy Orange Rolls

Add butter, zest, and orange juice to mixing bowl.

First, you need to set your frozen bread dough on a plate, cover it, and allow it to thaw completely.

Then we’re going to place our softened butter, a heaping tablespoon of orange juice concentrate, and the orange zest in a medium bowl.

Mix filling together.

Mix the orange roll filling together until it is well combined.

Roll out thawed dough on a floured surface.

Now roll out your thawed bread dough on a well-floured surface.

I would estimate that this is about 17 inches long and 6 or 7 inches tall.

Dollop orange filling onto dough.

Now dollop the orange filling onto the rolled-out dough…

Spread filling on dough.

 And spread well, leaving about 1/2 an inch around the sides.

Sprinkle dough with sugar.

Sprinkle it with sugar.

We’re only using 2-3 tablespoons of white sugar here because it doesn’t take much.

Use a pizza cutter to halve dough lengthways.

Now, to make our small little orange rolls, we take a pizza cutter and cut right down the center of the dough to divide it into two long skinny rectangles.

Roll dough lengthways into a skinny stick.

Starting on the inside, roll 1/2 of your dough up into a log and squeeze it together lightly to help it hold.

Repeat with the other one.

Cut logs into equal-sized pieces.

I then cut each log into 12 equal-sized pieces.

I don’t use the end pieces but if you want to use them, just place them in a separate small baking dish.

Place one roll into each cup of a mini muffin tin.

Grease a 24-cup mini muffin tin and place one roll into each muffin cup.

Cover with towel to proof.

Cover with waxed paper or a cloth towel and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in size.

This can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.

Orange rolls after they've risen.

They should look like this.

Baked orange rolls.

Now bake your orange rolls in a 350-degree oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Mix together orange juice and confectioner's sugar to make glaze.

To make the glaze…

We’re going to mix together about a cup of confectioner’s sugar and two to three tablespoons of orange juice concentrate until it’s nice and smooth.

I like to use orange juice concentrate because it gives you that POP of orange flavor that I love so much.

Brush glaze over orange rolls.

 Brush the glaze over your warm orange rolls.

Basket of orange rolls.

ENJOY! 

Storage

  • Store leftover homemade orange sweet rolls in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the fridge for up to 5 days. I recommend reheating quickly in the oven or air fryer before serving.
  • Baked rolls can be frozen for up to 2 months. Thaw at room temperature before reheating as above.

Recipe Notes

  • I get my dough at the grocery store in the freezer section. Rhode’s bread dough sells packages of three frozen loaves like this and Kroger has their brand that usually comes in packages of four or five loaves. 
  • Here’s a dough tip: It will be hard to roll out and take some muscle, so I roll it out as best I can and then let it sit for 5 minutes. This relaxes the dough. After 5 minutes, finish rolling it out to the size you want it to be and it will be much easier.
  • Place the remaining orange juice in a zipper seal bag and freeze it until the next time you make orange rolls.
  • To make an orange cream cheese glaze, use the same ingredients but also add 4 ounces of softened cream cheese and 1/4 cup of softened butter. Beat ingredients together using a hand mixer and then spread it onto the rolls while warm.
  • For an orange cinnamon roll recipe instead, mix a couple of teaspoons of ground cinnamon with the granulated sugar before sprinkling it over the orange butter filling.
  • Speaking of, you can swap the granulated sugar for brown sugar if you like for a more caramelized flavor.
  • If you have extra zest, feel free to add it to your glaze as well. The more orange flavor, the merrier!
  • I use salted butter for my filling, but if you only have unsalted butter on hand that’ll work just fine. You can even add a pinch of salt if you feel like it’s missing that little something!

Recipe FAQs

Where did orange rolls originate?

Orange rolls originate from the Vestavia Roman Rooms in Birmingham, Alabama. Baker Mrs. Ewing Steele debuted her orange rolls here and then shared her recipe with various country clubs in Birmingham over 70 years ago. Today, the orange roll is associated with Birmingham’s The Club, which serves over 1000 fresh orange rolls daily. Traditionally, they were served alongside every meal and were not available on the menu.

How do you make gluten-free orange rolls?

All you need to make gluten-free orange rolls is to use a loaf of gluten-free bread dough. The remaining ingredients are naturally gluten-free.

Can I make orange rolls ahead of time?

Yes, after you place the orange rolls in the muffin tin, cover it with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge so the rolls can rise overnight. Then the next day, remove the muffin pan from the fridge and allow the rolls to sit at room temperature for 45 minutes up to an hour before baking.

Check out these other orange-flavored treats:

Easy Mandarin Orange Cake (a.k.a. Pig Pickin Cake)

Orange Meringue Pie

Aunt Sue’s Orange Juice Cake

Orange Challah Bread

Orange Creamsicle Cakes In Jars

Easy Orange Cake Recipe With Glaze

Basket of orange rolls.
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Easy Orange Rolls

My easy orange rolls recipe includes soft sweet rolls with a deliciously buttery and zesty orange filling that are topped with a sweet orange glaze.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword orange, rolls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 400kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf frozen bread dough, completely thawed
  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 3 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2-3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar

Instructions

  • Place dough on a floured surface and roll out to a 17x6-inch rectangle.
    1 loaf frozen bread dough, completely thawed
  • In a mixing bowl, place softened butter, orange zest, and 1 tablespoon of orange juice concentrate. Mix with an electric mixer until well blended.
    1 stick softened butter, 3 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • Spread the orange butter over the dough, leaving about 1/2 an inch all around the outside. Sprinkle with white sugar.
    2-3 tablespoons white sugar
  • Cut down the middle lengthwise with a pizza cutter. Then beginning in the center, roll each side up into a log and press with your hands to seal. Cut each log into 12 slices.
  • Place rolls into a greased 24-cup mini muffin tin and cover. Allow them to rise in a warm place until doubled (30 minutes to an hour).
  • Bake in a 350-degree oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Stir together glaze ingredients (confectioner's sugar and 2 tablespoons of orange juice concentrate until smooth and creamy.
    1 cup confectioner's sugar, 3 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
  • Brush the glaze over the hot rolls as soon as they come out of the oven. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 400kcal

 

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Lemon Chess Pie: A Southern Family Tradition https://www.southernplate.com/lemon-chess-pie/ https://www.southernplate.com/lemon-chess-pie/#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2022 11:50:00 +0000 http://southernplate.wordpress.com/2008/09/26/lemon-chess-pie/ Lemon chess pie is a deliciously thick custard pie bursting with zesty lemon flavor that’s long been associated with Southern cuisine. You are going to love it! I’m so excited to share this lemon pie recipe with y’all today. There are many, many pie recipes on Southern Plate, but lemon chess pie is my personal […]

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Lemon chess pie is a deliciously thick custard pie bursting with zesty lemon flavor that’s long been associated with Southern cuisine. You are going to love it!

Slice of old-fashioned lemon chess pie, with full pie in background.

I’m so excited to share this lemon pie recipe with y’all today. There are many, many pie recipes on Southern Plate, but lemon chess pie is my personal favorite. There’s just something about the light, sweet, and tangy lemon curd-like filling paired with the flaky pie crust that I can’t resist. This is a classic Southern dessert that you need to try for yourself.

Fortunately, this is a super quick and easy lemon chess pie recipe. Let’s hear it for simplicity! All you need to make this pie is butter, eggs, lemons, and sugar. I have used lemon juice on occasion when I didn’t want to fuss with fresh lemons or didn’t have them on hand and it was still wonderful. I like to make it with my homemade pie crust for a totally old-fashioned, simple but good experience. But it works beautifully in a standard store-bought pie shell, as you’ll see in this tutorial.

To make my chess pie, we’re going to cream the butter and sugar together, then beat in the egg yolks, fresh lemon juice, and grated lemon zest. Now here is my secret weapon. You see, most chess pie recipes use cornmeal or flour as a stabilizer to thicken the filling. But in this recipe, the egg whites have the same effect. So beat them separately until stiff peaks form, fold them into the pie filling, and then pour this into your pie crust.

In 30 minutes, your lemon chess pie is ready to serve. Serve your pie slice with a dusting of powdered sugar and a dollop of whipped cream if you like. 

Recipe Ingredients

  • Pie crust
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Granulated sugar
  • Lemons (we use both the lemon juice and lemon zest).

How to Make Lemon Chess Pie

Cream together butter and sugar, then beat in egg yolks.

Begin by separating your egg yolks from the whites.

Make sure there is no yolk at all in your white because we are going to beat those and they won’t do what we want them to do if they have yolk in them. 

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

Beat in egg yolks. 

Add lemon zest and juice to mixing bowl and mix.

Lightly grate the rinds of your lemon to get some lemon zest.

Add grated lemon rind and fresh lemon juice to the mixing bowl and beat the ingredients together.

Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.

In a separate bowl, with clean beaters (important), beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.

Then lightly fold them into your batter by hand using a spatula or large spoon (this means just stir them by hand until they are mixed in).

The above photo shows stiff egg whites.

Add pie filling to pie shell and bake.

After you fold egg whites into your batter, pour the filling into the pie pan or pie shell.

Bake the pie at 350 until set and golden (about 25 to 30 minutes).

Old-fashioned lemon chess pie

It will have a perfectly golden crust on top and smell like heavenly sunshine. 

For pretty sake, you can sprinkle a little confectioner’s sugar on top, if you like. 

Allow to completely cool before cutting. Even better if you make a day ahead of time and refrigerate until serving.

Storage

  • Store leftover lemon chess pie in an airtight container or covered in plastic wrap in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • However, you can also freeze lemon cheese pie for up to three months. After slicing the pie into individual servings, place the slices into an airtight container or wrap them individually in both plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Once you’re ready to eat, simply thaw the slices overnight in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

  • As mentioned, you can definitely use a homemade pie crust. Here’s my easy recipe where you mix the pie dough directly in the pan!
  • For gluten-free lemon chess pie, use a gluten-free pie crust instead. All of the other ingredients are naturally gluten-free.
  • For best results, ensure both the butter and eggs are at room temperature before mixing.
  • As mentioned, you can use bottled lemon juice and skip the lemon zest if you like.

Recipe FAQs

Why is it called chess pie?

Chess pie has been a Southern tradition since the 1700s, so there are several rumors about where the name came from. Some people believe it has to do with enjoying a slice while playing chess. Others believe it was kept in the kitchen chest in the olden days and later referred to as chess pie. And some believe that the term chess pie came from the fact a Southerner once said “just pie,” which can sound like “jes’ pie” in the Southern dialect and that somehow transformed into chess pie. Choose the story you like the most!

What’s the difference between chess pie and regular pie?

The main difference between a Southern chess pie and a regular pie is that it has a custard filling made with butter, sugar, and eggs. Regular pie fillings can be made with a variety of ingredients. Take fan favorite, pecan pie for example, which is made with eggs, butter, sugar, corn syrup, and chopped pecans. 

Why is my lemon chess pie runny?

Sometimes, lemon chess pie will unfortunately still be runny after the recommended cooking time. If this happens, you can leave the pie in the turned-off oven for an additional 5 to 10 minutes. If that doesn’t work, place the pie in the fridge for a few hours to help it set.

What does chess pie taste like?

The chess pie filling is similar to that of a custard pie, so think a light and sweet custard filling. In this instance, the filling is a similar taste and texture to lemon curd.

How do you serve chess pie?

I love to serve my lemon chess pie with a dusting of confectioner’s sugar and a dollop of whipped cream (here’s my homemade recipe).

You may also like these Southern pie recipes:

Water Pie: Recipe from the Great Depression

Perfect Pecan Pie Recipe

Sawdust Pie

Chocolate Chess Pie

Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Buttermilk Pie Recipe

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Lemon Chess Pie

Lemon chess pie is a deliciously thick custard pie bursting with zesty lemon flavor that's long been associated with Southern cuisine.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon, pie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 482kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2-3 lemons (for lemon juice and lemon zest)
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 pie crust

Instructions

  • Cream sugar with butter until light and fluffy.
    1 cup sugar, 4 tablespoons butter
  • Beat in egg yolks.
    4 eggs, separated
  • Beat in grated lemon rind and juice.
    2-3 lemons (for lemon juice and lemon zest)
  • Beat egg whites in a separate bowl (with clean beaters) until stiff peak forms, then lightly fold this into the pie mixture.
    4 eggs, separated
  • Pour into the pie shell and bake at 350 until set and golden brown on top (about 25 to 30 minutes).
    1 pie crust

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Nutrition

Calories: 482kcal
 
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Cranberry Sauce Meatballs https://www.southernplate.com/cranberry-orange-meatballs/ https://www.southernplate.com/cranberry-orange-meatballs/#comments Tue, 22 Nov 2022 18:53:17 +0000 https://www.southernplate.com/?p=42117 Cooked in a rich cranberry sauce with sweet, spicy, and savory flavors, these tender cranberry sauce meatballs are the perfect easy-peasy appetizer to enjoy this holiday season. I hate to imagine life without a bag of frozen meatballs in my freezer. I have used them for last-minute parties, potlucks, fellowships, and even entire family dinners […]

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Cooked in a rich cranberry sauce with sweet, spicy, and savory flavors, these tender cranberry sauce meatballs are the perfect easy-peasy appetizer to enjoy this holiday season.

Plate of Cranberry Sauce Meatballs

I hate to imagine life without a bag of frozen meatballs in my freezer. I have used them for last-minute parties, potlucks, fellowships, and even entire family dinners when the need arose. Making them homemade is always great but having that bag of all beef meatballs (we also love the turkey ones) on hand for “food emergencies” has saved the day on more occasions than I care to count.

The other thing that saves the day during the holiday season is cranberry sauce.  Do you always end up with one random can of cranberry sauce in your pantry? I always do. This cranberry sauce meatball recipe is what that can was meant for. These festive-flavored cranberry meatballs are perfect on a holiday buffet or as a little nibble while waiting on the big meal to finish up.

When I say the sauce has spicy, sweet, and savory notes, I mean it. You see, our meatball sauce is made with a combination of cranberry sauce, chili sauce, honey, orange juice, and salt and pepper. A unique combination but trust me, the flavors work so well together to make a rich and irresistible sauce. All you need to do to make your cranberry orange meatballs is bring the sauce ingredients to a boil, add the meatballs, and let them simmer for about 20 minutes until the sauce thickens. It will be ready in just 30 minutes.

Another one of my favorite meatball recipes is Dr. Pepper Meatballs. However, these cranberry orange meatballs are the sweet and mildly spicy cousin to Dr. Pepper Meatballs and come in at a very close second. They have a distinctive holiday flare to their taste. So, ready to give my cranberry meatball recipe a go?

Recipe Ingredients

  • Frozen fully cooked meatballs
  • Whole berry cranberry sauce
  • Chili sauce
  • Honey
  • Orange juice
  • Salt and pepper

How to Make Cranberry Sauce Meatballs

Bring sauce to a boil, add meatballs, and simmer until it thickens.

Place all ingredients except for meatballs into a large saucepot or dutch oven.

Bring just to a boil over medium-high heat while stirring often.

Carefully add meatballs and reduce heat to medium-low.

Simmer for 15-20 minutes until they are heated through and the sauce is thickened.

Plate of Cranberry Sauce Meatballs

Add a garnish of chopped fresh parsley and enjoy!

Storage 

  • Store leftover meatballs in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat them either on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  • You can also freeze leftovers for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating as above.

Recipe Notes

  • I generally use ground beef or turkey meatballs, but you can use any kind of frozen meatballs you like. This also relates to the size of the meatballs, so feel free to use appetizer or mini-party meatballs too.
  • You can also use homemade meatballs instead.
  • A few people have asked in the comments and I typically use Heinz Chili Sauce for this recipe.
  • Instead of whole berry cranberry sauce, you can use jellied cranberry sauce, leftover cranberry sauce, or homemade cranberry sauce.
  • Feel free to substitute the honey for brown sugar, which is a regular addition to cranberry meatball recipes and gives the dish the same hint of sweetness to balance out the spicy and savory notes.
  • For BBQ cranberry meatballs, substitute the chili sauce for your favorite barbecue sauce (or use homemade BBQ sauce). This gives the meatballs more of a smoky flavor.

Recipe FAQs

How do you serve cranberry meatballs?

You can serve them as a meatball appetizer (see more appetizer recipes below) or over rice or mashed potato as the main dish. If opting for the latter, I’d add some steamed vegetables as a side dish too, like Brussels sprouts, fresh green beans, or zucchini and squash

Can I make cranberry sauce meatballs in the slow cooker?

Absolutely! All you’re going to do to make crockpot meatballs is place the meatballs in the slow cooker, combine the sauce ingredients and then pour that over the meatballs, add the crockpot lid, and cook them on high for 2 hours or on low for 4 hours.

Check out these other easy party appetizer recipes:

Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board

Pumpkin Fritters With Orange Marmalade

Cheese Wafers

How to Bake Brie (With Delicious Toppings)

Cheesy Baked Onion Dip

Little Smokies Pigs In A Blanket

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Cranberry Sauce Meatballs

Cooked in a rich cranberry sauce with sweet, spicy, and savory flavors, these cranberry sauce meatballs are the perfect easy-peasy holiday party appetizer.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry, meatball, orange
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 120kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs frozen fully cooked meatballs
  • 1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • ½ cup chili sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine everything except meatballs in a dutch oven or a similar pot on the stovetop. Stirring constantly, bring just to a boil over medium-high heat.
    1 can whole berry cranberry sauce, 1 cup orange juice, 1/3 cup honey, ½ cup chili sauce, salt and pepper to taste
  • Reduce heat to medium-low. Carefully add meatballs and stir to coat. Continue cooking until meatballs are heated through and the sauce is thickened (15-20 minutes).
    1.5 lbs frozen fully cooked meatballs
  • Serve on their own as an appetizer or over rice as a meal.

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal

 

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Cranberry Cinnamon Rolls https://www.southernplate.com/upside-down-cranberry-pecan-cinnamon-rolls/ https://www.southernplate.com/upside-down-cranberry-pecan-cinnamon-rolls/#comments Tue, 22 Nov 2022 16:18:35 +0000 https://www.southernplate.com/?p=41910 These easy upside-down cranberry cinnamon rolls include flaky cinnamon rolls topped with a caramelized brown sugar glaze, dried cranberries, and chopped pecans. Y’all, there are some awesome recipes on the internet! And I want you to know that I greatly appreciate you coming to Southern Plate time and again. My goal is to share recipes […]

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These easy upside-down cranberry cinnamon rolls include flaky cinnamon rolls topped with a caramelized brown sugar glaze, dried cranberries, and chopped pecans.

Upside Down Cranberry Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Y’all, there are some awesome recipes on the internet! And I want you to know that I greatly appreciate you coming to Southern Plate time and again. My goal is to share recipes that I love and feed my own family in hopes of inspiring you and making it a little easier to gather around the table with your family.

Today I’m sharing my version of a recipe that I found on Pillsbury’s website. As much as I love making homemade cinnamon rolls (especially my easy stuffed cinnamon rolls), I use these little canned flaky cinnamon rolls on a regular basis. I generally make them as a quick dessert in the evenings with coffee. If you’ve been serving them as breakfast only, you’re missing out!

Anyway, today I’m sharing my version of this cranberry orange cinnamon roll recipe. I’m using plain cinnamon rolls with buttercream icing, but feel free to use Pillsbury’s orange rolls with orange icing instead, which is what they use in the recipe. To be honest, they’re my favorite, but any type of cinnamon sweet roll works.

Quick, easy, and low-fuss cinnamon rolls

This is a quick, easy, and great low-fuss holiday dish. Instead of using a cranberry filling made with jarred cranberry sauce, homemade cranberry sauce, or leftover cranberry sauce, we’re opting for dried cranberries sprinkled on top of our cranberry sweet rolls instead.

All you need to do is combine the brown sugar and melted butter in the bottom of a cake pan to make our caramelized glaze. Then we scatter dried cranberries and chopped pecans on top before adding the cinnamon rolls. All that’s left to do is bake the cinnamon rolls before turning them upside down so all that delicious flavor is on top of the flaky cinnamon rolls. Add the icing and you have yourself the most delicious cranberry cinnamon buns imaginable.

By the way… this post is in no way sponsored by Pillsbury, but I did request and receive permission from them to share this recipe on SouthernPlate. 

Upside Down Cranberry Pecan Cinnamon Rolls ingredients

Recipe Ingredients

  • Canned cinnamon rolls
  • Dried cranberries
  • Dark or light brown sugar
  • Chopped pecans
  • Melted butter 

How to Make Cranberry Cinnamon Rolls

Stir together butter and brown sugar and spread on bottom of cake pan.

Stir together melted butter and brown sugar.

Spread this over the bottom of a nonstick 9-inch round cake pan.

You don’t have to grease it because of the butter, but it does need to be nonstick. 

Sprinkle with dried cranberries and nuts. 

Open the rolls and arrange the dough in the pan.

Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Oh goodness, get ready for some prettiness!

Upside Down Cranberry Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Remove them from the oven and turn them upside down onto a large serving plate. Do not remove them from the baking dish!

Let the pan sit for five minutes before removing the cranberry cinnamon rolls from the inverted pan.

Upside Down Cranberry Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

If the icing is in a packet, snip the end off of it and drizzle it over the warm cranberry sweet rolls.

If it is in a little tub, spoon it into a ziplock bag, seal it, and snip off the corner to drizzle over the rolls. 

Serve warm.

Storage

  • Store leftover cranberry cinnamon buns in an airtight container or covered in plastic wrap at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the fridge for up to 1 week. I recommend quickly reheating them in the air fryer or oven.
  • Visit this recipe for freezing instructions, as there’s a trick to freezing cinnamon rolls.

Recipe Notes

  • Instead of kneading the bag of icing until warm, you can also microwave it on medium (50%) for 5 to 10 seconds or until thin enough to drizzle. 
  • Check out this recipe for homemade cream cheese frosting instead.
  • In the Pillsbury recipe, they add 2 tablespoons of honey and 2 teaspoons of orange juice to the brown sugar glaze to enhance the orange flavor. If you want to do this and you’re using orange rolls, go right on ahead! Cranberry orange sweet rolls are a delight!
  • If you’re using fresh orange juice, add some freshly grated orange zest too to really embrace that zesty citrus flavor.
  • Feel free to substitute the pecans for chopped walnuts or omit them completely if there’s a nut allergy.
  • On the other hand, feel free to substitute the dried cranberries for dried cherries, raisins, or golden raisins.

Check out these other cinnamon-spiced treats:

Cinnamon Twists

Stuffed Cinnamon Toast Sticks

Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Easy Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls (With Cream Cheese Icing)

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls

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Cranberry Cinnamon Rolls

These easy upside-down cranberry cinnamon rolls include flaky cinnamon rolls topped with a caramelized brown sugar glaze, dried cranberries, and chopped pecans.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon, cranberry, rolls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 373kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 can Pillsbury cinnamon rolls with icing in the flavor of your choice
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup light or dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter

Instructions

  • Stir together the brown sugar and butter. Spread this into the bottom of an ungreased 9-inch round cake pan.
    ¼ cup light or dark brown sugar, 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • Sprinkle with cranberries and pecans.
    1/2 cup dried cranberries, ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • Open the rolls and arrange the dough in the pan. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on top.
    1 can Pillsbury cinnamon rolls with icing in the flavor of your choice
  • Remove the pan from the oven and turn it upside down onto a large serving plate. But do not remove the cinnamon rolls from the baking dish yet! Let them sit for five minutes before removing them from the inverted pan.
  • Place the cinnamon roll icing in a plastic bag and knead until warm and pliable. Cut the corner off and drizzle over cinnamon rolls. Enjoy!
    1 can Pillsbury cinnamon rolls with icing in the flavor of your choice

Nutrition

Calories: 373kcal

The original recipe for cranberry orange sweet rolls that inspired this one can be found here.

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