Orange Coconut Crescents
"These rich rolls are perfect for brunch when served with fresh fruit and just-perked coffee," notes Becky Bobier of South Sioux City, Nebraska. They start with convenient crescent rolls and get their special flavor from coconut and grated orange peel.
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Separate crescent rolls; spread with butter. In a bowl, combine coconut, sugar and orange zest. Set aside 2 tablespoons for topping. Sprinkle remaining coconut mixture over butter.
- Roll up and place, point side down, on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown.
- Meanwhile, combine glaze ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; boil for 3 minutes or until mixture is glossy. Cool slightly; pour over warm rolls. Sprinkle with reserved coconut mixture.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 255 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 295mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
Originally published as Orange Coconut Crescents in Quick Cooking May/June 2000