Orange Crème Pinwheels

Blogger Deborah Harroun of Taste and Tell adds a creamy, citrus twist to crescent pinwheels.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

4
oz cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup granulated sugar
1/2
teaspoon orange extract
Grated peel of 1 medium orange
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1
cup powdered sugar
Juice of 1 medium orange (1 to 2 tablespoons)

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  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F.
  • 2 In small bowl, stir together cream cheese, granulated sugar, orange extract and orange peel. Set aside.
  • 3 Unroll dough into 2 long rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. Spread half of cream cheese mixture on each rectangle. Starting at short side, roll up rectangles. With serrated knife, cut each roll into 8 slices. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, cut sides down.
  • 4 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pan; cool completely.
  • 5 In small bowl, stir powdered sugar and orange juice until smooth. (If too thin, add more powdered sugar. If too thick, add more juice.) Drizzle over cooled pinwheels.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F.
  • 2 In small bowl, stir together cream cheese, granulated sugar, orange extract and orange peel. Set aside.
  • 3 Unroll dough into 2 long rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. Spread half of cream cheese mixture on each rectangle. Starting at short side, roll up rectangles. With serrated knife, cut each roll into 8 slices. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, cut sides down.
  • 4 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pan; cool completely.
  • 5 In small bowl, stir powdered sugar and orange juice until smooth. (If too thin, add more powdered sugar. If too thick, add more juice.) Drizzle over cooled pinwheels.

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Expert Tips

When cutting into slices, make sure your knife is sharp and you are gentle enough not to smash the dough.

Switch it up and use your favorite citrus--lemon or lime would also be delicious!

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