Crescent Change Up: Sweet and Savory Pear Crescent Rolls

It’s not everyday Pillsbury asks you to create a recipe using one of their tried and true favorite products – Crescent Rolls.  So when I got an email asking me just that, you know I said YES.  Because hello?  Someone at Pillsbury asked me to.  Someone there knew my name.


Sure, we’ve used Crescent Rolls for years – my mother, especially.  Everything from Apple Dumplings, to Chicken & Dumplings, to little pizza rolls, to tart crusts, you name it.  And of course, there’s the simple concept of rolling them up, as intended, and baking them as a tasty bread option for dinner.

Since there are so many holidays approaching, I wanted to make it easy on you, and offer  some quick additions to the standard, so that when those holidays DO roll around, you’ll have a couple of recipes to go to in a flash without worry.

I like simple, don’t you?

I know you do.

Here’s a favorite to try – your guests will be impressed!  The creamy addition of brie with sweet pears and caramelized onions makes for a delicious crescent roll that can be served with dinner or as a standalone appetizer.  Give it a try!


Sweet and Savory Pear Crescent Rolls

Makes 8


  • 1 Pillsbury Grands Buttery Crescent Rolls
  • 1 ripe pear
  • 1/2 white onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 12 tablespoons brie (or as desired)


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment or with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.
  2. Halve and core the pear, and cut each half into four wedges.
  3. Sauté the onion in the butter in a small skillet over medium heat until fragrant and caramelized.
  4. When onions are ready and oven is at temperature, open can of Crescent rolls. Top each triangle of dough with one wedge of pear, a heaping tablespoon of brie, and a spoonful of onions. Roll into crescent shape.
  5. Bake for 16-18 minutes, or to golden brown. Serve warm.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a more intense flavor profile, consider using a goat cheese in place of the brie. It will be more tart, but is a wonderful punch!
  • Instead of rolling the Crescent dough into shape, you can make mini-tarts by pressing the dough into mini-muffin tins. Simple spray the tin, place the dough into each cup, then fill with the remaining ingredients.

Check back soon for yet another easy switcheroo – I think you’ll like it!

Disclaimer:  As mentioned, this blog post and recipe were sponsored by Pillsbury.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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