How to Reheat Pillsbury Crescent Rolls? 3 Methods Explained

How to Reheat Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

Pillsbury crescent rolls are a genuine delicacy you can make in just a few minutes. Since they are pre-made pastries, they are easy to bake and even more delicious. Even though they taste excellent even when cold, they lack the softness and richness they have when they are warm. So how to reheat Pillsbury crescent rolls? 

You can reheat Pillsbury crescent rolls in the oven, microwave, or slow cooker. Pick your method wisely, as not all reheating appliances work equally well when reheating Pillsbury crescent rolls. 

Pillsbury crescent rolls are a particular type of pastry that needs special attention if you want to reheat them properly. Many appliances will additionally dry them out. In the following paragraphs, I will explain how to reheat Pillsbury crescent rolls and which appliances work best to make things easier. 

How to Reheat Pillsbury Crescent Rolls?

Since Pillsbury crescent rolls are made of flaky dough, so they hold their integrity well only when they are warm. Once they are cold, they are very tender and crumble very easily. They are still very tasty, but the lack of stability can prevent you from thoroughly enjoying them. 

Because of the particularity of the dough, not all methods work to reheat Pillsbury crescent rolls. Some appliances additionally dry out these pastries, making things even worse. So to reheat your Pillsbury crescent rolls and restore their former glory, you should choose a method that doesn’t only reheat them but keeps their moisture too. 

Additional equipment such as paper or cotton towels is always a good idea to keep the moisture level intact and soften the Pillsbury crescent rolls even more. 

The Oven 

When it comes to reheating pastries, there’s a general rule that, in particular, applies to reheating Pillsbury crescent rolls. The best way to reheat pastry is using the appliance you used to make them initially. 

The oven should be your go-to solution for reheating Pillsbury crescent rolls. The air in the oven is dry, but it is a type of air and a type of warmth that doesn’t dry out the Pillsbury crescent rolls. 

Don’t preheat the oven before you pop your Pillsbury crescent rolls in, but let them reheat gradually as the oven warms up. Smear the Pillsbury crescent rolls with a thick layer of butter and put a damp cotton towel on them. 

Put them in the oven to heat the top and bottom heaters. Set the temperature at 150 °C, i.e., 300 °F. Bake for 10 minutes and take out the Pillsbury crescent rolls to check them. 

Uncover just enough to pull just one Pillsbury crescent roll and see if you are happy with the results. If you like how your Pillsbury crescent rolls turned out, leave the cotton towel for a few more minutes before you eat them. If you want them warmer, return them to the oven for two-three more minutes, but turn off the oven. 

The Microwave

The microwave is the second best way to reheat Pillsbury crescent rolls. However, if you are not careful, you can dry out the Pillsbury crescent rolls and ruin them beyond repair. So make sure you follow these instructions to make this method work. 

Smear butter on the Pillsbury crescent rolls before you start reheating them. The butter will add moisture and flavor. Place them on a microwave-safe plate. 

Either wrap each roll in baking paper or place a damp towel over the entire plate of Pillsbury crescent rolls. Choose a towel you can wrap the entire plate with, not just cover the Pillsbury crescent rolls. 

Ensure you trap the towel ends under the place to prevent the dry microwave air from penetrating the Pillsbury crescent rolls. Set the timer to 30 seconds. 

If you like how your Pillsbury crescent rolls look, leave the towel on or keep them wrapped in the parchment paper for a few more minutes before digging in. If you want to keep warming them up, continue by setting each additional cycle to five seconds. After the 30 seconds are over, take the Pillsbury crescent rolls out of the microwave and unwrap or uncover only one to see if you are happy with the results. 

The Slow Cooker 

The slow cooker can also work, but just like with the microwave, you need to be careful. This method works with or without butter. I prefer adding butter, but you don’t have to if you don’t want to or don’t have it. 

Before popping the Pillsbury crescent rolls in the slow cooker, place a damp cotton towel on the slow cooker tray. Place the Pillsbury crescent rolls directly onto the towel and then cover them with another damp cotton towel. 

Set the slow cooker to warm, so they will warm up gradually, with the warmth slowly penetrating the Pillsbury crescent rolls. If you set the slow cooker on high, it will dry out the Pillsbury crescent rolls, as both towels will quickly dry, leaving too little time for the Pillsbury crescent rolls to absorb the moisture. 

How to Make Hard Pillsbury Crescent Rolls Soft Again?

The best way to soften hard Pillsbury crescent rolls is to smear them with butter and pop them in the oven. You can also use olive oil, but don’t go overboard; just a brush over them. The oil method works best if you place the Pillsbury crescent rolls on a skillet and warm them up on the stove. However, warming your Pillsbury crescent rolls on the stove is not ideal, so if you can, avoid it. 

How to Reheat Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

How to Reheat Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (3 Simple Ways)

Laura from Julie’s Cafe Bakery
There are three ways to reheat Pillsbury Crescent Rolls and I am sharing those with you.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 100 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Pillsbury crescent rolls

Instructions
 

In the oven

  • Don't preheat the oven before you pop your Pillsbury crescent rolls in, but let them reheat gradually as the oven warms up. Smear the Pillsbury crescent rolls with a thick layer of butter and put a damp cotton towel on them.
  • Set the temperature at 150 °C, i.e., 300 °F. Bake for 10 minutes and take out the Pillsbury crescent rolls to check them.

In the microwave

  • Either wrap each roll in baking paper or place a damp towel over the entire plate of Pillsbury crescent rolls. Choose a towel you can wrap the entire plate with, not just cover the Pillsbury crescent rolls.
  • Ensure you trap the towel ends under the place to prevent the dry microwave air from penetrating the Pillsbury crescent rolls. Set the timer to 30 seconds

In the slow cooker

  • Place a damp cotton towel on the slow cooker tray. Place the Pillsbury crescent rolls directly onto the towel and then cover them with another damp cotton towel.
  • Set the slow cooker to warm, so they will warm up gradually, with the warmth slowly penetrating the Pillsbury crescent rolls.

Nutrition

Serving: 1crescent rollCalories: 100kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 210mgSugar: 3gIron: 0.4mg
Keyword Pillsbury crescent rolls

  • 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!