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Orange Crème Pinwheels

Orange Crème Pinwheels
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 16
Looking for an easy, no-fuss dessert? Put a creamy citrus twist on classic crescent pinwheels.
By Deborah Harroun
Updated October 16, 2018


  • 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) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Rolls (8 Count)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Juice of 1 medium orange (1 to 2 tablespoons)


  • 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.

  • 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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