Orange-Cinnamon Pull Aparts


It’s finally starting to feel warmer, and more spring-ish here.

I love the fresh bright burst of flavor that orange brings to a dish. It makes me think of spring. So what better way to welcome spring than with a nice warm pan of Orange Cinnamon Pull Aparts?

{warning: these go fast…so be prepared and make an extra pan!}

Orange Cinnamon Pull Aparts

I’ve said it before, I am not a fan of using yeast. Whenever I see a recipe that requires it, I usually just skip it. It takes too much time, too much prep…blah!

So a non-yeast “cinnamon roll” is right up my trailer park alley.

Cut each biscuit into four pieces.

Dump the whole lot into a zip close bag and pour some melted butter in.

If you have it {and trust me, you should get it} add some Orange Emulsion.

Zest an orange and add that to the bag too. Close it and shake it to coat the biscuits.

Once the biscuits are coated, add some sugar and a little bit of cinnamon.

Shake, shake, shake! Get the kids in on this part…they love it!

Dump the biscuits into a 9″ round pan. Sometimes they have a tendency to stick together, so you might have to pull them apart and arrange them in an even layer in the pan.

Since I have a small obsession with anything McCormick… I have a cinnamon sugar blend. But it’s easy to make your own. Sprinkle a bit on top.

Here is the pre-baked dish…

And the baked goodness…

The best part has to be the orange cream glaze that is drizzled all over the warm biscuits.

I’m not kidding when I say these get eaten EXTREMELY fast.

I’ve learned my lesson to make at least two pans for my lil’ gang!

They are incredibly fast and easy to make for any day of the week. They will quickly become a family favorite.

So if you’re feeling in the mood for some fresh baked cinnamon rolls, these will surely hit the spot without all the hard work!

Orange-Cinnamon Pull Aparts
  • 2 tubes of 10 buttermilk biscuits
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp Orange emulsion
  • zest of an orange
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon sugar
For the Glaze:
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp orange emulsion
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut all the biscuits into fourths. Put biscuits into a zip close bag and pour in butter, emulsion and zest of the orange. Shake to coat biscuits. Pour in sugar and cinnamon. Again, shake to coat the biscuits. Pour the biscuits into a 9? round pan. You may have to pull them apart because they can stick together. Arrange in an even layer.
  3. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the biscuits are no longer raw.
For the glaze:
  1. Whisk together the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and orange emulsion until smooth. Pour over the warm orange-cinnamon pull aparts and devour!


  1. Mo 'Betta says:

    My kids (ok, and me too) love some canned biscuits 😀 Honestly, I've never met a bread I didn't like. These sound yummy, I wish I had some right now to go with my coffee. Now I have to go google orange emulsion b/c I'm thinking I'm going to want some!

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