Friday, June 14, 2013

Lemon Pull-Apart Rolls

I know the calendar says it's not quite summer yet but I think summer begins as soon as the kids get out of school (late May/early June) which means... it's summer! Summer, of course, comes with higher temps (and humidity) but here in the great state of North Carolina it also seems to mean RAIN! And lots of it! I'm so used to Texas drought like conditions (and water restrictions) that I can't quite get over the fact that our lawn is gorgeous, lush, and green and we haven't had to water it YET. Like, not once in 2013. 

Crazy, right?!

Okay, maybe just crazy for people who live in drier/hotter areas like we used to.

Summer is all about citrus and the most popular citrus of all is lemon. One of my favorite things about lemon is that it can go so many different directions. Sweet, savory, spicy - doesn't matter. It can be paired with just about anything and taste delicious!

These rolls are so simple, and so sinful, but worth the splurge especially if you're a lemon fan. Jason looooved these. They are very sweet so I ate one and gave him the rest. He was in heaven! 

Lemon + sugar + carbs = yum.

Lemon Pull-Apart Rolls
For the rolls:
12 frozen rolls, thawed but still cold
zest of 2 lemons
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted

For the glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Mix lemon zest with sugar. 

Cut rolls in half and place in a 9x13 inch sprayed baking pan. Drizzle melted butter over rolls and sprinkle with 1/2 of the lemon zest/sugar mixture. Spray down one side of a sheet of plastic wrap and cover the pan. Let rise until double in size. Remove wrap.

Sprinkle on remaining lemon zest/sugar mixture. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

While it's baking, combine the glaze ingredients and mix well. Drizzle over top of hot baked rolls. 


  1. Ooooooh, these look so yummy! I love lemon-ie treats!

  2. These sound fantastic, I love anything with lemon flavor! And I love that you used frozen rolls, great short cut!

    1. I'm always a fan of short cuts - esp if it means I get to avoid baking (which I'm really bad at!)

  3. Oh my!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Hope you will join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy


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