I shared this recipe over at Craftaholics Anonymous last month, but I wanted to post it here as well in case you missed it. Looking at the photo of these lemon pull-aparts makes me want to bake up another batch. They are sooo yummy!
I love the taste of lemon, especially during the hot summer months. These lemon rolls start with frozen dough, so they are super simple to make. But don’t tell anyone, and they will never know. They look and taste like you slaved in a hot kitchen for hours. The lemon zest is what gives them amazing flavor, so don’t leave it out. These would be perfect for a summer brunch, or at a baby or bridal shower. They look just as good as they taste!
12 Rhodes dinner rolls, thawed but still cold (you can find them in the freezer section)
zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Cut rolls in half and place in a greased 9×13″ pan. Drizzle with the melted butter. Mix lemon zest and sugar together in a small bowl. Sprinkle HALF of the lemon sugar mixture over the rolls. Cover and let raise till doubled. Sprinkle remaining sugar mixture on top. Bake at 350 for about 20-25 minutes. Remove from pan. Combine glaze ingredients. Drizzle over rolls while still warm.
Note: If you can’t find frozen roll dough in your area, you can use homemade dough and it works just fine.