Alabama Orange Rolls (All Steak Orange Roll Recipe Clone)

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This Alabama Orange Roll recipe is so easy to make. The rolls will transport your taste buds to the deep South and are a delicious way to finish your meal! Infused with fresh orange zest, these easy orange rolls have the perfect balance of sweetness and citrus, reminiscent of All Steak Restaurant’s World-Famous Rolls.

Small orange roll on a parchment cupcake liner.
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Drive on I-65 in north-central Alabama and you are bound to see a billboard for All Steak‘s World Famous Orange Rolls. I had heard about these so-called rolls for years and had to try them for myself. The restaurant is located in the small town of Cullman, Alabama, which lies about 50 miles north of Birmingham and 55 miles south of Huntsville.

All Steak Restaurant in Cullman, Alabama.

All Steak’s Orange Rolls are listed as one of Alabama’s 100 Dishes To Eat Before You Die. The bright orange rolls look like little rosettes and come in individual muffin liners and are covered in a syrupy sweet orange glaze.

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All Steak Orange Rolls.
Authentic All Steak Orange Rolls

While I am able to drive to All Steak and am able to buy their rolls, not everybody is. I thought it would be great to come up with a roll that is similar in taste to the world-famous rolls that we can all make at home, wherever that might be.

The original orange rolls are not as doughy or “fluffy” as traditional cinnamon rolls, so I had to think of what could be used for the dough. While I was shopping for ingredients, I saw canned crescent rolls and thought that would be a good substitute for homemade dough, plus it would greatly shorten the prep time. It ends up that crescent rolls do make a pretty good substitute for the dough.

Let’s look at how to make sweet treats.


For this super easy orange roll recipe, you need the following ingredients:

  • 1 package crescent rolls
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • ¼ cup sugar

Sweet Orange Glaze

  • 1-2 teaspoons orange zest
  • ¾ cups sugar
  • ¼ orange juice
  • ¾ cups water
Ingredients to make All-Steak Orange Rolls.

How To Make Orange Rolls

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. (Aluminum foil or parchment liners work best for this recipe.)

Place sugar in a small bowl. Add the zest one orange and mix well. This will be the filling for the rolls. Set the sugar mixture aside.

Orange Sugar in a small glass bowl.

Next, unroll the crescent rolls and pinch the seams, forming two rectangles. Slather 1 tablespoon of butter over each half and then sprinkle the orange sugar on top.

Roll each rectangle up, starting with the longer sides. Cut each half into six mini jelly rolls.

Place each roll into parchment muffin liners in a muffin pan.

Unbaked orange rolls in a muffin tin.

Baking Time

Bake them in your preheated oven for about 14 minutes, or until they are golden brown.

Orange rolls in parchment paper cupcake liners.

While they are baking, make the orange syrup glaze to spoon over them once they have cooled.

The syrupy glaze is made with the remaining zest from the orange, 3/4 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of fresh orange juice, and 3/4 cup of water.

In about 5 minutes the mixture should be boiling on medium-high heat and the sugar should dissolve. Lower the temperature to medium and allow the syrup to “cook” for about another 5 minutes. Let the mixture cool while the rolls are cooling.

Sugar, orange zest, orange juice, and water in a pot.

Spoon a little of the glaze – somewhere between a teaspoon and a tablespoon – over each roll. While these rolls are not as gooey as All Steak’s, they still have the orange flavor and are reminiscent of the restaurant’s signature favorite.


Store any leftover orange rolls in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap for up to 2-3 days at room temperature.

Miniature orange roll.

Elevate your dining experience and savor the fresh orange flavor that will have you craving these rolls time and time again. These sweet orange rolls are the ideal accompaniment to any occasion, adding a burst of citrus goodness to your table.

Sure – they are not an exact clone, but they are delicious and are a good substitute if you cannot make the trip to Cullman.

Alabama Orange Rolls

These rolls have the orange flavor and are reminiscent of All Steak restaurant's signature, world-famous favorite.  
4.17 from 6 votes
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Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 rolls
Calories: 93kcal


  • 1 package crescent rolls
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • ¼ cup sugar

Orange Syrup Glaze

  • 1-2 teaspoons orange zest
  • ¾ cups sugar
  • ¼ orange juice
  • ¾ cups water


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  • Place sugar in a small bowl. Add the zest one orange and mix well. This will be the filling for the rolls. Set aside.
  • Unravel crescent rolls into two large rectangles, pinching seams to seal.
  • Spread 1 tablespoon of butter over each rectangle. Sprinkle with orange sugar.
  • Roll up each rectangle tightly, beginning on long side.
  • Cut each rectangle into 6 slices and place each slice into the prepared muffin pan.
  • Bake for 14-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Spoon 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of orange syrup glaze over each roll.

Orange Syrup Glaze

  • In a medium saucepan, combine ¾ cups sugar, 1-2 teaspoon orange zest, ¼ cup orange juice, and ¾ cups water.
  • Cook over medium-high heat just until sugar dissolves and mixture begins to boil. Reduce heat and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 26mg | Sugar: 17g
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  1. Oh my goodness – those orange rolls look delectable! Pinning for later!! I love TripAdvisor for restaurant reviews, well any reviews really! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I could literally just sit there and eat an entire plate of those orange rolls!! OMG, they look divine!

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