Are you looking for an easy breakfast pastry? These Easy Orange Breakfast Crescents are super simple to make and will be the best crescent at any breakfast or brunch! My husband asks for these all of the time! #easybreakfastrecipes #breakfastpastries #orangerolls
Easy Breakfast Crescent Recipe Idea
I discovered this recipe in a Gooseberry Patch cookbook long ago. The original recipe recommends separating the dough into triangles, but I’ve developed a shortcut that tastes just as good! I like to unroll the entire sheet of crescent dough on the baking sheet, press the seams closed so that it looks more like a solid sheet of dough. Then I spread the filling on top, roll up cinnamon roll style and slice.
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When you’ve got a hungry team of men who have gotten up early to feed the cattle on our ranch anxiously waiting for breakfast, every minute saved is important! Our family makes caring for our animals a priority, so we make sure they eat and are comfortable before we eat our own breakfast. These Easy Orange Breakfast Crescents are especially delicious right from the oven!
Orange Breakfast Crescents Aren’t the Same Without the Orange!
I love a good breakfast crescent, but the orange flavor in these pastries gives it that little extra something. You can get this flavor with orange extract or an essential oil (use only the kind that are food-grade), but I prefer to get my orange flavoring straight from the fruit! To do that, I use my favorite flavor-tool: the Microplane Zester! This handy little tool quickly shaves all that flavorful citrus zest off of your oranges adding TONS of flavor without any calories. I promise you, that orange zest makes these breakfast crescents pop!
Printable Recipe For Orange Breakfast Crescents
Easy Orange Breakfast Crescents
Are you looking for an easy breakfast pastry? These Easy Orange Breakfast Crescents are super simple to make and will be the best crescent at any breakfast or brunch! My husband asks for these all of the time!
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp. almond extract
- 1 tsp fresh orange zest
- 2 rolls 8-count each refrigerated crescent roll dough
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. fresh orange zest
- 1 Tbs. butter melted
- 1/8 tsp. almond extract
- 2-3 tsp. orange juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Unroll dough and separate into triangles.
In a small mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, extract and orange zest until smooth. Divide prepared cream cheese mixture between the 16 triangles, leaving a 1/8” border.
Roll each filled triangle up, starting at the wide bottom; place each crescent onto a greased baking sheet. Bake crescents for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown.
While rolls are baking, combine all glaze ingredients in a small bowl and mix until smooth, adding orange juice a bit at a time, as needed.
Remove crescents from oven and immediately drizzle with glaze. Serve warm.
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