Copycat Recipes: Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

November 16, 2014

Crescent rolls are an integral part of Thanksgiving dinner.  The impossibly buttery layers balanced with a golden brown crust is heaven with each bite.  While most people turn to the convenient prepared Pillsbury crescent roll dough, this copycat version is easy enough to bake in your own kitchen.  Any recipe you can make with the store bought crescent rolls can be made with the homemade ones.  Follow the recipe below to bake these must-have rolls for Thanksgiving.

Copycat Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
Makes 32 rolls

Ingredients:

3 1/2 cups flour
25 g fresh yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast or 2 teaspoons of instant yeast)
1/3 cup warm water
3/4 cup warm milk
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter, softened

Filling:

4 or 5 tbsp butter, softened

Topping:

1 1/2 tbsp butter, melted

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