Orange-Mascarpone Breakfast Rolls Recipe
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Orange-Mascarpone Breakfast Rolls Recipe

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These special rolls from Pamela Shank of Parkersburg, West Virginia are melt-in-your-mouth good and smell wonderful while baking. "I came up with these while teaching one of my grandchildren how to make monkey bread," Pamela notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:5 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons Mascarpone cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 tube (6 ounces) refrigerated flaky buttermilk biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice

Nutritional Facts

1 roll equals 270 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 340 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Sprinkle pecans into a 6-in. round baking pan coated with cooking spray; set aside. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. In another bowl, combine 2 tablespoons Mascarpone cheese and orange peel; set aside.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out biscuits into 4-in. circles. Spread 1/2 teaspoon cheese mixture down the center of each circle. Bring dough from opposite sides over filling just until edges meet; pinch to seal. Brush with some of the butter; roll in sugar mixture. Place seam side down over pecans. Sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture; drizzle with remaining butter.
  3. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately invert onto a serving plate. In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, orange juice and remaining Mascarpone cheese. Drizzle over rolls. Serve warm. Yield: 5 rolls.
Originally published as Orange-Mascarpone Breakfast Rolls in Cooking for 2 Spring 2007, p31

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Reviewed Oct. 9, 2014

"Good little breakfast rolls."

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

"I made this twice, that's how good they are! The recipe calls for 1/4 cup sugar but this was too much sugar for my taste. I suggest reducing the amount of sugar, but they are delicious!"

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

"great recipe quick and very good ,man of litte wrods THANKS"

Reviewed Jun. 14, 2010

"These breakfast rolls were incredibly rich and decadant! A nice treat!"

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