Upgrade Your Crescent Rolls

Whether you like your morning munchies savory or sweet (or both!), these clever uses for store-bought crescent-roll dough are the best things since sliced bread.
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Whether you like your morning munchies savory or sweet (or both!), these clever uses for store-bought crescent-roll dough are the best things since sliced bread.

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From café-worthy croissants to Big Easy beignets, these crescent roll creations are easier than pie.

Ready to Roll

Beignets

Separate crescent-roll dough into 2 rectangles. Fold each sheet in half to make a square; press to seal. Cut each square into 4 triangles. In a large pot, heat 2 inches vegetable oil to 350 degrees. Fry dough until golden, 1 minute per side. Using a slotted metal spoon, transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Place warm beignets in a paper bag with a mix of confectioners' sugar and cinnamon; shake to coat.

Beignets

Breakfast Pigs in Blankets

Separate crescent-roll dough into 8 triangles. Brush 8 cooked breakfast sausages with maple syrup. Place 1 sausage at the wide end of each dough triangle and roll up. Brush dough with beaten egg; sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake at 375 degrees until golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve with more syrup.

Breakfast Pigs in Blankets

Berry Easy Pastry Pockets

Separate crescent-roll dough into 4 rectangles. Spread a mixture of cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest on dough, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Top with a handful of berries. Fold two opposite corners over filling, pressing dough points together in the center; brush dough with beaten egg. Bake at 375 degrees until golden, 12 minutes.

Berry Easy Pastry Pockets

Chocolate-Orange Croissants

Separate crescent-roll dough into 8 triangles; spread each with orange marmalade, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Place a small mound of mini chocolate chips at the wide end of each triangle; roll up and form into a croissant shape. Pinch the corners to seal. Brush dough with beaten egg, sprinkle with more chocolate chips and bake at 375 degrees until golden, 10 to 12 minutes.

Chocolate-Orange Croissants

Savory Morning Buns

Separate crescent-roll dough into 2 rectangles. Sprinkle with crumbled cooked bacon, chopped rosemary and grated Gruyére. Starting with the long side, roll each rectangle into a log and press seams to seal. Cut each log crosswise into 4 slices. Arrange slices 1 inch apart on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with more cheese; bake at 375 degrees until golden, 15 to 17 minutes.

Savory Morning Buns