Crescent rolls are an easy makeshift croissant and can be eaten with virtually any meal. Their versatility and the ease of making them causes them to be very craveable. They are flaky, but not dry, and buttery, sometimes with filling.
Crescent rolls can be bought in the frozen section of the grocery store, usually in packs of dozens. If you make all the crescent rolls in a pack and have leftovers, they can still be reheated. As long as you’re storing your crescent rolls and reheating them properly, the original taste and texture can be kept.
Crescent rolls can be reheated in pretty much any appliance that exudes heat. So, you can use an oven, microwave, toaster, or pan on the stove. They must be properly stored to avoid losing their delicious taste.
Storing Crescent Rolls
If you are planning on reheating your crescent rolls, a vital part of this is making sure you’re storing them correctly. They can be wrapped and kept in a plastic bag at room temperature, if you think you’ll consume the rest within a day. It is advised to eat your crescent rolls within a day especially if they have filling.
They should first be wrapped in foil or plastic wrap, fairly tightly, but be sure that you don’t squish them while wrapping. If you’re not sure when you will eat them, wrap them individually and put them in plastic bags. They’ll last for up to ten days in the fridge, and even longer in the freezer.
Reheating Crescent Rolls in the Oven
This method is the optimal choice. Using an oven will get your crescent rolls as close as possible to their original freshness. It is also very easy, the reheat time is just a few minutes if they’ve been stored at room temperature (longer if they were frozen).
Keep in mind that the time needed to reheat crescent rolls in the oven depends on a few things. The size and strength of your oven are important, as well as the rolls themselves. For example, if your crescent rolls had chocolate in them you’ll want to make sure they don’t get too gooey.
Instructions to reheat crescent rolls in an oven:
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Lay the crescent rolls on a baking sheet.
- Reheat for about three minutes. If they were frozen, reheat time should be around seven minutes.
- Make sure to keep a close eye on the crescent rolls as they are delicate and can burn easily.
Reheating Crescent Rolls in a Toaster Oven
The method of using a toaster oven to reheat crescent rolls is pretty similar to that of using a regular oven. Thus, they can be restored almost to their original freshness. It takes some extra time, but with a toaster oven, there is an added plus of keeping the rolls flaky and crisp.
Take these steps to reheat your crescent rolls in a toaster oven:
- Preheat the toaster oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Reheat the crescent rolls for about five minutes.
- Then, turn down the heat on the toaster oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Reheat again for ten to thirteen minutes.
Using a Toaster to Reheat Crescent Rolls
Reheating crescent rolls in the toaster can be another helpful method, but there are a few necessary extra steps to take. Like with a toaster oven, using a toaster can help restore that perfect flakiness we look for in crescent rolls.
It does require a little more mindfulness, though. For starters, you’ll probably want to cut the crescent rolls in half so they don’t tear. You need to be extra gentle when using this method because you don’t want the crescent rolls to crumble and fall apart.
This method is also a good one for small quantities. Keeping the toaster on a light heat setting, reheat the crescent rolls in very small intervals. You can always heat more, but not less. Here are the instructions to reheat crescent rolls in a toaster:
- Use a butter knife to cut the crescent roll in half.
- Slowly place halves into the toaster, and put the toaster on a low heat setting.
- Toast crescent rolls in very small intervals, and remove when they are heated evenly.
Reheating Crescent Rolls on the Stovetop
A stovetop can be used to reheat many different kinds of food, and crescent rolls are no exception. A nonstick frying pan or skillet can also be used, but if you don’t have one, coating a regular pan with butter, oil, or cooking spray will do the trick.
- Ideally, you’ll use a nonstick pan. Otherwise, coat a regular pan with spray or oil.
- Heat the pan on medium heat.
- Reheat the crescent roll until it is on the soft side and appears to be evenly heated.
This method is very convenient as most people have a stove, and it can help get your crescent rolls crispy and flaky again.
Using a Microwave to Reheat Crescent Rolls
Reheating crescent rolls in the microwave is by far the easiest and fastest method. It won’t get them tasting as good as they were fresh, but in a pinch, it’s not so bad. The biggest thing to keep in mind is that you must eat it quickly before it cools down and becomes dry.
- First, place your crescent roll(s) on a dish that is microwave safe.
- Reheat for about 40 seconds on a medium heat setting.
- If it still feels too cool, reheat in ten-second intervals until heated to your liking, then eat quickly.
When using a microwave, unfortunately you aren’t as likely to get the crescent rolls tasting how they did originally. It can come pretty close, but it is much better to use one of the other listed methods if you want to restore the same taste and texture that they first had.
Crescent rolls are a beloved pastry. They can often be bought frozen by the dozen. Cooking them is very easy, but because of the amount in a pack, you might wind up with leftovers. This doesn’t mean they have to go to waste, though. There are plenty of sufficient ways to reheat crescent rolls and restore their freshness.
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