How to Reheat Pillsbury Biscuits to Taste Fresh & Soft?

How to Reheat Pillsbury Biscuits to Taste Fresh & Soft

Pillsbury biscuits are a pastry delicacy you just cannot resist. Warm and fresh, they taste amazing. However, since they are made of flaky dough, they quickly lose their texture and fall apart once the magic is over. Restoring flaky dough is not a simple task, but it isn’t impossible either. You can quickly bring your Pillsbury biscuits back to their former glory with the correct information. So, how to reheat Pillsbury biscuits? 

You can reheat Pillsbury biscuits in the oven, the microwave, or on the stove. Each of these three methods is effective, but each requires certain adjustments.  

To help you make the most of your Pillsbury biscuits and successfully reheat them, in the following paragraphs, I will explain the best methods to reheat your Pillsbury biscuits. 

How to Reheat Pillsbury Biscuits?

When it comes to reheating Pillsbury biscuits, the main thing you need to do is to lock in the moisture. In theory, you can use any appliance to do this, but not all of them pan out in practice. 

Pillsbury biscuits are a particular type of food, and you cannot use any method to reheat them. The Pillsbury biscuits are made of flaky dough that tends to fall apart and crumble when dehydrated. Therefore using a method that would additionally dry them out would mean having your Pillsbury biscuits virtually ruined. 

Luckily, you can apply three methods to reheat your Pillsbury biscuits and enjoy them as if they are freshly made. 

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The Oven

You can reheat Pillsbury biscuits using the oven, the microwave, or the stove. Generally speaking, the best way to reheat food is to use the appliance used to make it. 

Since you bake Pillsbury biscuits in the oven, it is logical that the oven is the best way to reheat them too. Therefore, the oven is the appliance I recommend. Still, options are nice, as you may not have your oven at your disposal. 

To reheat your Pillsbury biscuits in the oven, first and foremost, you mustn’t stick them close to one another. Make sure you leave enough space between them. 

The second thing you need to do is put a piece of butter on each biscuit to add some grease and moisture to the biscuits. Place the piece of butter in the middle of the biscuits and wrap them in aluminum foil- each piece separately. 

Do not preheat the oven, put place the tray in a cold oven and let it gradually heat up with the biscuits inside. This way, you won’t change the biscuits’ temperature, giving them the chance to slowly absorb the butter while they are in the foil. 

Set the oven temperature at 350 °F, i.e., 176 °C, and heat up for ten minutes after the oven has warmed up. Depending on the speed and intensity of your oven, the reheating time can vary by a few minutes, so check the Pillsbury biscuits’ condition. Unwrap one Pillsbury biscuit and see if it is up to your liking. 

The Microwave

The microwave is also an excellent way to reheat your Pillsbury biscuits, but it can dry them up even more if you don’t know what you are doing. Wrap each Pillsbury biscuit in a piece of parchment paper or a small kitchen towel. 

The microwave creates moisture, but the trick is to lock in that moisture, just like with the oven. With the microwave method, the butter goes after you take the Pillsbury biscuits out of the microwave. 

Set the timer to 15 seconds, take out one Pillsbury biscuit, unwrap it, and check its condition. Keep reheating in five-second intervals with each new cycle and check the same biscuit after each cycle. 

After you take the Pillsbury biscuits out of the microwave, unwrap them and smear a thick layer of melted butter on their surface. Stack the Pillsbury biscuits onto each other and cover them with aluminum foil, together, not separately. 

When you stack the Pillsbury biscuits, be gentle and don’t push the Pillsbury biscuits, but simply place them onto each other. 

The Stove

The third method you can apply is the stove. You will need a skillet with a thick bottom to keep your Pillsbury biscuits from burning and sticking. 

If your skillet is too small to fit all of the Pillsbury biscuits, place as many as it can conformably fit just to measure the skillet’s capacity. 

Put small pieces of butter in the middle of each Pillsbury biscuit and wrap them in individual pieces of aluminum foil. Put the Pillsbury biscuits on the skillet while it is cold and turn on the plate at medium temperature. 

The plate will gradually heat the skillet, warming up the Pillsbury biscuits. Cook the biscuits until you notice that the butter has melted, which you will see if you unwrap one biscuit. 

If the butter has melted, smear it all over the biscuit, wrap it again, and put it back on the skillet. Do the same with the rest of the Pillsbury biscuits. 

When they are done, remove the Pillsbury biscuits from the skillet, unwrap them and place them on a plate. Cover them with a kitchen towel and leave them to sit like that for about five minutes.

How Do You Make Hard Pillsbury Biscuits Soft Again?

There is no problem butter cannot solve, and Pillsbury biscuits are no exception. Smear some melted butter all over the Pillsbury biscuit’s surface to soften them. 

You can also reheat them with butter already smeared on the Pillsbury biscuits to make them rich and fresh and pillowy soft. 

How to Reheat Pillsbury Biscuits to Taste Fresh & Soft

How to Reheat Pillsbury Biscuits (3 Simple Ways)

Laura from Julie’s Cafe Bakery
Easy ways to reheat your Pillsbury biscuits!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 100 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • leftover Pillsbury biscuits
  • butter optional

Instructions
 

In the oven

  • Do not preheat the oven, put place the tray in a cold oven and let it gradually heat up with the biscuits inside.
  • Set the oven temperature at 350 F,i.e., 176 C, and heat up for ten minutes after the oven has warmed up.

In the microwave

  • Wrap each Pillsbury biscuit in a piece of parchment paper or a small kitchen towel. 
  • Set the timer to 15 seconds, take out one Pillsbury biscuit, unwrap it, and check its condition. Keep reheating in five-second intervals with each new cycle and check the same biscuit after each cycle. 

On the stove

  • Put small pieces of butter in the middle of each Pillsbury biscuit and wrap them in individual pieces of aluminum foil. Put the Pillsbury biscuits on the skillet while it is cold and turn on the plate at medium temperature. 
  • Cook the biscuits until you notice that the butter has melted, which you will see if you unwrap one biscuit. 
  • When they are done, remove the Pillsbury biscuits from the skillet, unwrap them and place them on a plate. Cover them with a kitchen towel and leave them to sit like that for about five minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1biscuitCalories: 100kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 2gFat: 3.5gSaturated Fat: 1.5gSodium: 300mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 2gIron: 0.7mg
Keyword pillsbury biscuits

  • Laura is the owner of Julie's Cafe Bakery. She started this blog with her grandma Julie who introduced her to the amazing world of cooking. She likes to experiment with different flavors, and her favorite flavors combo is chicken with coconut milk, curry and peanuts!