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Orange Cranberry Glazed Cheese Croissants

Orange Cranberry Glazed Cheese Croissants are a quick and easy recipe for homemade croissants made with cottage cheese, stuffed with dried cranberries and drizzled with a heavenly orange glaze.
Course Bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword baking, Holiday
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Refrigeration Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings 8 croissants
Calories 281kcal
Author Amee


  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • ¾ cup small curd cottage cheese Good Culture cottage cheese recommended. Also, I use regular, not low-fat
  • 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ cup dried cranberries * I use a low-sugar version
  • ½ tbsp orange zest
  • 2 tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 ¼ cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tbsp half and half or whole milk


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine softened butter, cottage cheese, flour and salt
  • Blend until cottage cheese is well incorporated
  • Form mixture into a flat circle and wrap with plastic wrap
  • Refrigerate dough for 2-3 hours, or until firm
  • Dust a large cutting board with a little flour and roll out the dough to form a 12-14" circle
  • Cut circle into eight pieces (like a pie) and place a few dried cranberries at the top section of each triangle
  • Roll up croissants from wide end to narrow tip and place onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet
  • Brush each croissant with the egg white and bake for 20-25 minutes, until lightly golden
  • Whisk together orange zest, orange juice, half and half and confectioner's sugar in a medium size bowl.
  • Cool croissants for 5 minutes, then drizzle glaze over top.
  • Serve warm or room temperature.


Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 397IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg