Recipes

We love to swap citrus-based recipes. Here are some all-time favorites of ours, directly from our groves (and our grandmas).


Orange Juice Crescents

It’s no accident that these delicious sweet rolls are the same shape as smiles. Bite into one, and you’ll be grinning from ear to ear.

Orange Juice Crescents

Crescent Ingredients

  • 1/4 ounce package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 cup Florida’s Natural® Orange Juice
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 5 cups all-purpose flour

Filling Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons Florida’s Natural® Orange Juice
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Florida’s Natural® Orange Juice

Topping Ingredient

  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut

Instructions

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, stir together 1 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup butter, egg and salt. Stir in yeast mixture; gradually add flour until a soft dough forms.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for 5 minutes, or until dough is smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl and let rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  3. Meanwhile, stir together filling ingredients. Divide dough in half and roll each half into a 12-inch circle. Brush dough with filling mixture. Cut dough into 12 wedges. Roll up, starting at the wide end, to form crescents.
  4. Place on baking sheets; let rise for about 30 minutes. Bake at 375° F for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden-brown. Stir together glaze ingredients and drizzle warm crescents with glaze.
  5. Makes 2 dozen