Saturday, August 25, 2012

Quicky Orange Cardamom Pecan Mini Rolls

Fast - Easy - and Yummy!
I got a call late last evening from a niece who lives a few hours away saying they (she, her husband, and baby daughter) are in the area for a wedding and a reunion, could they stay at our house for the night? YES, OF COURSE! It just so happened that Lin and the boys were gone for the night so this worked out especially well. And I'm always happy to host family that I don't get to see real often. ☺  And it gives me a reason to serve things like these quicky rolls. ☺ I could think of other reasons too but... anyway I've had these on my mind for a while and this gave me the perfect opportunity to serve them.
Refrigerated Crescent Rolls
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup finely chopped pecans
¾ teaspoon Cardamom
grated orange peel from 1 large orange, divided
(I added three fourths of it to this mixture, and a fourth to the glaze.)
Preheat oven to 375°.
Spread dough on a lightly non-stick sprayed surface. Press seams together and shape into a perfect rectangle. Mix sugar, pecans, cardamom, and orange peel together and spread evenly over dough.
Roll up starting from short side. Cut into 8 pieces and place into a small muffin pan generously sprayed with non stick spray.
Bake according to package directions.

Remove from pan immediately, (yes, they are hot to handle so be careful) and drizzle with an Orange flavored glaze.
For the Glaze:
Powdered Sugar
Orange Peel
Orange Juice
Combine sugar and peel and just enough juice to form a thick glaze. Drizzle over hot rolls. Enjoy!
I also made some with just plain sugar and cinnamon and plain glaze made with powdered sugar and water with a hint of orange in it.
Also delicious!
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  1. yum, yum! Oh, I bet those were inhaled immediately! haha. You know, I've never used cardamom before and I just picked up a bottle off the clearance isle at the grocery this week! What sweet serendipity! I have the tube of rolls, too...just need an orange! :)

  2. ooh! that's what I said when I saw your yummy looking rolls! What a fun rendition of simple cinnamon rolls!

  3. Oh they look just SCRUMPTIOUS!
    Almost dinner hour here!

  4. Oh Martha! I'm swooning - I want to be able to put a hand into my computer and pluck one off that plate!! Fantastic!
    Mary x