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! #easybreakfastrecipes #breakfastpastries #orangerolls 

Easy Orange Breakfast Crescents

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!

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!Easy Orange Breakfast Crescents

Orange breakfast crescents would pair perfectly with these Maple Apple Glazed Breakfast Meatballs and my Mason Jar Breakfast Parfaits for a delightful brunch spread!

 

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!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast crescent, easy breakfast pastry

Ingredients

Filling

  • 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

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. fresh orange zest
  • 1 Tbs. butter melted
  • 1/8 tsp. almond extract
  • 2-3 tsp. orange juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Unroll dough and separate into triangles. 

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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.  

  5. Remove crescents from oven and immediately drizzle with glaze. Serve warm.

Recipe shared on Country Cook Weekend Potluck 

Recipe shared on Southern Plate Meal Plan Monday 

Let’s Get You Cookin’,
Chef Alli

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Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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