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!
6ozcream cheese, softened (I prefer Highland Dairy cream cheese)
1tspfresh orange zest
2 cans (8 count each) crescent roll dough
1tsp.fresh orange zest
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Unroll both rolls of crescent roll dough and separating each roll at the perforations so that you wind up with 16 triangles. In a small mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, sugar, extract, and orange zest until smooth.
Divide the prepared cream cheese mixture between the 16 triangles, spreading it out evenly, leaving a 1/8” border around each triangle. Starting at the widest end of each triangle of dough (directly opposite of the point), roll up each one, just as it instructs on the crescent roll dough can.
Place each crescent onto a greased baking sheet, leaving a bit of space between each one. Bake the crescents, uncovered, for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown.
While rolls are baking, combine all the glaze ingredients in a small bowl, mixing until smooth, adding the orange juice a bit at a time, as needed.
Remove the crescent rolls from the oven, letting them cool for 5 minutes, then drizzle each one with the prepared glaze. Serve the orange crescents warm or at room temperature. **These crescent rolls freeze well once they are baked and cooled. Add the orange glaze once the crescents have thawed.