Orange Breakfast Ring Recipe
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Orange Breakfast Ring Recipe

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"This beautiful breakfast ring is perfect for a special occasion," writes Wendy Fitzgerald from her home in Eau Claire, Michigan. Whether formed into a festive wreath or shaped into two rectangles, it's so yummy that no one will ever suspect the sweet treat starts with convenient crescent rolls.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • Sliced almonds

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 216 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and orange peel until blended; set aside.
  2. Unroll both tubes of dough; press perforations and seams together to form two rectangles. Overlap rectangles at one end and press the seam to seal. Spread cream cheese mixture over dough to within 1/2 in. of edges. Sprinkle with the chopped almonds.
  3. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet; pinch ends together to form a ring. With scissors, cut from outside edge two-thirds of the way toward center of ring at 1-in. intervals. Separate strips slightly; twist to allow filling to show. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes before carefully removing from pan to a wire rack.
  4. Combine confectioners' sugar and orange juice; drizzle over warm coffee cake. Garnish with sliced almonds. Yield: 1 coffee cake, 16 servings.
Originally published as Orange Breakfast Ring in Quick Cooking November/December 2001, p20

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koontadenali 81539
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2013

"A yummy recipe that is easy too! Everyone will think you cooked for hours! Very delicious."

kdaviscomm 38909
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"I've used this recipe for a bridal shower and also for family gatherings. It is always a hit! You can make it first thing in the morning and it holds well for several hours before serving. I add the orange glaze right before I serve it to guests. I've also cut the recipe in half and made a smaller ring for two people. Delicious!"

rsmpta 51035
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2009

"Very nice twist on breakfast roll! I didn't go to all the fancy trouble as it was just for a saturday morning breakfast, but rolled into the log and cut on the angle."

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