It’s hard to resist a crescent roll that’s fresh from the oven. Just set out a basket of flaky goodness with dinner and you’ll have nothing but crumbs in about 60 seconds. You can even use them to make all kinds of easy recipes! Lucky for us, Pillsbury recently came up with a sweet new way to enjoy this classic dough.
The New Crescent Rolls Are… Filled!
Pillsbury Filled Crescents are sold as a kit that includes a can of crescent rolls, a packet of fruit filling and a pack of icing. The hardest choice you’ll have to make is which flavor filling you prefer—cherry or apple.
It won’t take long to turn this kit into dessert at all. In a couple minutes, you’ll be on your way to a flaky mini pie topped with sugary sweet icing.
Is This Better Than Homemade?
It depends on who you ask. These premade kits certainly make baking quick and easy. With all the ingredients pre-measured, it’s also a great activity to do with kids. Simply roll out the dough, layer in the pie filling and then roll into the classic crescent shape. (The pie filling will be sandwiched in the middle of the crescent roll, just like a hot dog when you make pigs in a blanket.) Once they’re done baking, drizzle on the icing and let cool a bit before enjoying.
If you’re in the mood for a flavor other than cherry or apple, it’s easy to DIY this product at home. You can make something very similar using a can of crescent rolls and the filling of your choice. If you don’t want to use a fruit-based filling but still want something sweet, try a hazelnut spread like Nutella instead.
Where to Find Them
The refrigerated Filled Crescents are available at select retailers now and will roll out nationally at the end of July. Each package has eight crescents and costs around $2.99.
By the way—if you like store-bought crescent rolls, you’ll love them even more homemade. Here’s how to make crescent rolls from scratch.