Orange Breakfast Crescents

crescents

I discovered this recipe in a Gooseberry Patch cookbook long ago and it’s a favorite of my husband’s. When I’m in a hurry, I often leave the crescent roll dough in a sheet, pressing the seams closed. Spread the dough with the cream cheese filling and then roll up cinnamon roll style and slice. Bake as directed below for the crescents. They are especially delicious right from the oven.

Orange Breakfast Crescents

8 oz. cream cheese, softened (may use one-third less fat cream cheese, if
desired)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
½ tsp. almond extract
1 tsp. fresh orange zest
2 rolls 8-count crescent roll dough

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small mixing bowl, combine cream
cheese, sugar, extract and orange zest until smooth. Unroll dough and
separate into triangles. Divide prepared cream cheese 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. Remove crescents from
oven and immediately drizzle with glaze (recipe below). Serve warm.

Glaze:
½ cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. fresh orange zest
1 Tbs. melted butter
1/8 tsp. almond extract
2-3 tsp. orange juice

While rolls are baking, combine all glaze ingredients in a small bowl until
smooth, adding orange juice a bit at a time, as needed.

Let’s Get You Cookin’,
Chef Alli

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