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Orange Rolls.

March 3, 2012

Lately I have had a serious craving for orange rolls. In Arkansas you can just go to the grocery store and buy ready-to-cook orange rolls in the refrigerated section, next to cinnamon rolls and biscuits and the like. But in New York? Not so much.

I’ve gone to every grocery store in my general vicinity and can’t find them anywhere. So, I decided to stop being lazy and just MAKE the dang things myself. I found a recipe that seemed do-able, except for the whole making your own dough business. Not that I’m opposed to doing that, but 1) I’m really impatient and 2) I’m even more impatient in the morning, which is when I’d most likely be making orange rolls. (I like sweet breakfast foods.) So I modified the recipe a little to make it EVEN EASIER.


1 can crescent rolls

For Filling

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 stick butter

1/2 an orange peel, grated

For Glaze

1/2 an orange, juiced

powdered sugar, to taste


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Instead of making dough, I just bought a can of refrigerated crescent rolls. I popped that sucker open and laid the triangles on a baking sheet.

To make the filling* I grated half an orange peel, and combined it with 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 stick of softened butter. After that was mixed together I spread the filling onto each of the triangles, rolled the dough up, and then put them in the oven for 15 minutes. (Or follow the directions on the crescent roll can when it comes to baking time.)

While these were baking, I made the glaze. I cut my orange in half and then squeezed the juice of one half of the orange into a bowl. Then, I added powdered sugar until the glaze was thick enough for my liking. It was really just an add, stir, add more, stir more, etc. until I was happy with it sort of thing.

After the crescent rolls were done in the oven, I took them out and immediately poured the glaze on top. And voila! Orange rolls to nom. And, y’all, they are GOOD.

*If you don’t like filled things you absolutely do not have to make the filling. Just icing the crescent rolls with the orange juice icing is enough to give them a nice citrus flavor. In fact, I probably will skip the filling next time I make these.

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