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Tue, Apr 05 2011 post by Melissa From melissaesplin

Lemon Pull-Aparts

Melissa of IS•LY (I Still Love You) brings you this amazing, citrus-y, spring recipe. With her simple instructions and gorgeous step-by-step photos, you'll have these whipped up in no t...

My mom can make bread. I, however, haven't quite figured it out. I've tried and I've failed. So now when I find a recipe that needs some sort of bread dough, I tend to steer clear of it. Well... except if I can use Rhodes rolls in its place.

Until I browsed through Rhodes' Home Baked recipe book, I hadn't really given much thought to all the things you can do with Rhodes rolls. Oh, you can use the dough for pizza?! Of course! Why didn't I think of that?

This recipe book is great! Recipes are easy to follow with plenty of step-by-step photos to help you get it right. One of my favorite recipes is the Butterscotch bubble loaf. We call them sticky buns in my house. My mom makes it for special breakfasts, like Christmas & Easter. Sticky buns but a big smile on my face.

I love celebrating this time of year (and summer) with lemons. In fact, if I could have lemons as part of every course of every meal, I would. I. LOVE. LEMONS! Eating good lemon-y foods make my soul happy and this recipe is no exception. It's pretty similar to the orange roll, but worlds better. Would you like a virtual taste test? Here we go:

 

• L E M O N   P U L L - A P A R T S •

Enjoy these delicious Lemon Pull Aparts anywhere and anytime with Rhodes Rolls

For the rolls, you will need:

  • 12 Rhodes Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold
  • zest from two whole lemons
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

 

Enjoy these delicious Lemon Pull Aparts anywhere and anytime with Rhodes Rolls

Mix lemon zest with sugar.

 

 

Enjoy these delicious Lemon Pull Aparts anywhere and anytime with Rhodes Rolls

Cut rolls in half.

 

 

Enjoy these delicious Lemon Pull Aparts anywhere and anytime with Rhodes Rolls

Place rolls in a 12" sprayed deep dish pizza pan or a 9x13" sprayed baking pan. I used a 9x9 deep dish pan & it worked out beautifully.

 


Enjoy these delicious Lemon Pull Aparts anywhere and anytime with Rhodes Rolls

Sprinkle with lemon zest/sugar mixture, reserving 1/2 of the mixture to sprinkle on just before baking.

 

 

Enjoy these delicious Lemon Pull Aparts anywhere and anytime with Rhodes Rolls

Drizzle melted butter over rolls. Cover with greased plastic wrap. Let rise until double in size. Remove wrap. Sprinkle on remaining mixture. Bake at 350º F for 20-25 minutes. I put the pan in the oven right as I turned it on & baked it for 20 minutes & it was done. My oven might run a little hot. Remove immediately from pan & place on cooling rack. This was a tad tricky, I inverted the pan to a plate then inverted the plate onto another plate so that the rolls would be right-side up. It was a tad messy doing this, so I would do all that over the sink next time.

 


  Enjoy these delicious Lemon Pull Aparts anywhere and anytime with Rhodes Rolls

Glaze ingredients:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

 

Enjoy these delicious Lemon Pull Aparts anywhere and anytime with Rhodes Rolls

Combine glaze ingredients & mix well. Drizzle over pull-aparts. Serve. 

 

 

Enjoy these delicious Lemon Pull Aparts anywhere and anytime with Rhodes Rolls

I love how this turned out! It's so tasty, light and zippy!

 

 

Enjoy these delicious Lemon Pull Aparts anywhere and anytime with Rhodes RollsEnjoy these delicious Lemon Pull Aparts anywhere and anytime with Rhodes Rolls

I'll definitely be making this again as I typically have all of these items on hand at any given day. Perfect for a low-stress dessert or brunch item. Next time, I'm going to add chopped pecans in with the rolls & chopped strawberries in the glaze. Maybe creme fraiche? I think that'll be divine. What "extras" would you add to this recipe?

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Lemon Pull Aparts

Servings: 10-12 | Skills: Beginning | Prep Time: 10 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 20-25 min

Citrus lovers will enjoy these sweetened rolls baked together in a deep dish pizza pan.

Lemon Pull Aparts
3.7 / 5  (6 votes, 12 reviews )

Ingredients

12 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold
zest from 2 whole lemons
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted

Citrus Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


Instructions

Mix lemon zest with sugar. Cut rolls in half and place in a 12-inch sprayed deep dish pizza pan or 9x13-inch sprayed baking pan. Drizzle 1/4 cup melted butter over rolls. Sprinkle with lemon zest/sugar mixture, reserving 1/2 of mixture to sprinkle on just before baking. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap. Let rise until double in size.

Remove wrap. Sprinkle on remaining mixture. Bake at 350°F 20-25 minutes. Remove immediately from pan and place on cooling rack.

Combine glaze ingredients and mix well. Drizzle over pull-aparts.

12 Comments

Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats said on Jul 31, 2011
Love the pictures on this one! Yum!!
Julie said on Apr 17, 2011
The only thing I wish you guys had included would be the average rising time. I'm trying to make these for a brunch and need to make sure everything comes out together!
Stacie said on Mar 09, 2012
Rising time completely depends on temperature. But, an average time for thawed rolls to rise would be 2 hours. You can speed them up by putting them in a warm oven (warmed up, then turned off), or you can slow them down by putting them in the fridge. Hope that helps!
Alexis said on Apr 12, 2011
I saw your post on your blog and made them this weekend. They were divine! I posted about them on my blog: http://alexispayne.tumblr.com/post/4553561960/to-eat
Chrystal's Corner said on Apr 06, 2011
The step by step is making me drool even more then the finished product on your page...bookmarking this one and adding it to the menu plan this week!
Yvonne said on Apr 07, 2011
I am SO trying this recipe! This post is beautiful!
Linda said on Sep 13, 2011
This is one of the first recipes I ever tried and it is one of my FAVORITES! The step by step and photos in this post are awesome!
Kim said on May 11, 2013
Hello. These sound amazing and I am planning on making them tomorrow. If I take the rolls out of the freezer around midnight and put them in the fridge, do you think they'd be ok for me to start working on them at 8am? I've never used these rolls before so I'm not sure how fast they'd thaw before rising.

thanks!
Janice said on Jan 12, 2013
Delicious!!! Just made them and ate 2 while they were still warm. OMGosh, if you like lemon, you must try this recipe. So glad I did!
Janice said on Jan 12, 2013
Delicious! Just made them and ate 2 of them while they were still warm. OMGosh, if you like lemon, you have to make this recipe. So glad I did!
Faye Grigg said on Aug 27, 2013
Does it matter what kind of frozen rolls you use. Rhodes are not available where I live.
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