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
- 1 Pillsbury Grands Buttery Crescent Rolls
- 1 ripe pear
- 1/2 white onion, finely diced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 12 tablespoons brie (or as desired)
- Preheat oven to 350. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment or with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.
- Halve and core the pear, and cut each half into four wedges.
- Sauté the onion in the butter in a small skillet over medium heat until fragrant and caramelized.
- 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.
- 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.