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Orange-Mascarpone Breakfast Rolls

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 rolls

Ingredients

  • 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 zest
  • 1 tube (6 ounces) refrigerated flaky buttermilk biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice

Directions

  • 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 zest; set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 270 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 340mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • hamhock32
    Oct 9, 2014

    Good little breakfast rolls.

  • Smika
    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!

  • veedwa9
    Nov 29, 2010

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

  • Lphant
    Jun 14, 2010

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