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Orange Crescents Recipe

Orange Crescents Recipe

The bold orange flavor of these sweet rolls satisfies at breakfast, dessert or snack time. My family and friends love them and often request that I make a batch. We consider them a real treat!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 3-1/4 to 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • GLAZE:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add 1/4 cup sugar, salt, eggs, sour cream, 6 tablespoons butter and 2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • 2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
  • 3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Roll each portion into a 12-in. circle. Brush with remaining butter. Combine orange peel and remaining sugar; sprinkle over butter.
  • 4. Cut each circle into 12 wedges. Roll up wedges from the wide end. Place pointed side down 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Curve ends down to form a crescent shape. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes or until doubled.
  • 5. Bake at 350° for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks. Combine glaze ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Pour over warm rolls. Cool. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 188 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 167mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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LaurelPollard User ID: 5838871 64423
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"I use the dough setting on my bread machine to make these. Sometimes I skip the glaze. Very tender rolls. Many rave reviews."

Sprowl User ID: 29186 28814
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2010

"Yummy! I freeze leftovers and warm in foil in 350 oven. Or I warm 1-2 in microwave."

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