brown butter apple cheddar pie crescent rolls
It’s finally the Christmas season and while I’m feeling all sorts of merry and joyful, I’m also feeling immense guilt over all the Pinterest crafts I planned to do this year and never did.
Oh, this is nothing new. Every year, I declare that “this! This will be the year I make that homemade advent calendar! That I decorate my tree in homemade origami ornaments! That I crochet infinity scarves for all my friends and relatives! That I make a homemade wreath that won’t fall apart in two days!”
And then I get bogged down with Christmas shopping and to-do lists and baking brown butter apple cheddar pie crescent rolls and none of the crafts ever happen. Though I have to say that in the case of pie-stuffed crescent rolls, I’ll take them over crafts any day.
Here’s why I like these crescent rolls: They sound fancy to make, but they’re so not. They’re sweet and savory (my FAVE combo forever and ever) and they make for simple, quick and yummy holiday appetizers or desserts — or both, if your guests like them so much they want to eat them before and after dinner (hint: They probably will).
I also like them because they are not like Pinterest crafts, which look so easy to make but are secretly impossible for the uncoordinated like myself. These crescent rolls look easy to make and they are easy to make, and that is a promise. Because if you’re anything like me and you hear the words “brown butter,” “apple pie” and “cheddar cheese” and suddenly want those things in your life very, very soon, you don’t want anyone telling you to wait longer than necessary.
Make these crescent rolls while you set up your (non-homemade) Christmas ornaments. Make them while you order Christmas gifts online instead of making them by hand because you’re more likely to accidentally poke yourself in the eye with a crochet hook repeatedly than make a decent scarf for a friend. Make them while you browse Pinterest and ooh and aah over all the crafts that you must make! and probably never will. But hey, it’s OK. Because now you’ve got brown butter apple cheddar pie-stuffed crescent rolls in your life, and they are much more delicious than a homemade wreath.
P.S. Check out Serious Eats’ recipe hub for more Pillsbury holiday goodness.Print
Brown Butter Apple Cheddar Pie Crescent Rolls
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 30 mins
- Yield: 8 crescent rolls 1x
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 small Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and cut into 8 1/2-inch slices
- 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 (8 oz) can Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
- 8 2-inch-long, thin slices extra-sharp white cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Continue stirring until butter turns a dark caramel color. Remove from heat; transfer to a small bowl.
- Toss apple slices with butter in bowl.
- In a separate small bowl, stir together brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Unroll and divide crescent roll dough into triangles on baking sheet.
- Top each triangle evenly with brown sugar mixture, then top each triangle with an apple slice and a cheese slice.
- Carefully roll up triangles from the long end. Brush tops with remaining butter.
- Bake 10 to 15 minutes until crescents are golden brown. Cool 5 minutes before serving.
Disclosure: I received compensation from Pillsbury for recipe development purposes. All opinions are my own.
Pinterest has a knack for making me feel incompetent, haha. Especially with it comes to crafts!! And yes, I have all of the plans every year too and without fail, never get around to them. One day! Maybe I’ll have one of those amazing, insane craft rooms that people post on Pinterest too? (Not).
These look delicious Stephanie!
I MUST try this apple cheddar deliciousness, I MUST! My whole family loves all Pillsbury roll doughs ever, so I know they’d go crazy over these. I can picture us all sitting around in our jammers on Christmas, opening presents, drinking hot chocolate, eating these delicious crescent rolls! <3 Have a great weekend, beautiful!
I definitely choose baking over crafting any day! These rolls look like something my husband would love.
I am a fail whale at crafts! I used to do textiles in high school but the years of not being by the sewing machine has drained me of any creative spirit what so ever.
Love crescent rolls! Easy versions of apple pie? Any day of week here!
Girl Pinterest is the devil, created to tease us with pictures of DIY’s that are never what they seem..LOL.. But these rolls are what’s up.. especially with that brown butter and cheddar action.
Good bye plain ole crescent rolls, hello new favorite thing! These sound incredible!
I can’t get enough of this flavor combo! And man, I’m with you on the Pinterest crafts. Guilty right here! I’m also that girl who immediately takes down all the Christmas decorations on Dec 26th. I feel guilty about that too! haha!
Dang, girl! This looks fabulous!
Absolutely in love with these! The flavors sound incredible!
And I hear you on the Pinterest-induced guilt. I did manage a few scarves for friends (only because I literally started in SEPTEMBER), but other than that, I got nothin. But crescent rolls > origami ornaments in my book, any day. 🙂
I’m guilty of not finishing my holiday crafts, too. I’m still attempting to finish my Christmas cards. I love how simple and delicious these look. Pinned!
Crafts terrify me! These however, I think I can handle. Looks delicious!
Ahh the addition of cheese in these is an absolute game changer- looks yummy!
Anything with brown butter and I’m automatically down, but I LOVE that these have apple and cheddar as well. Yum! So good.
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You had me at brown butter, I want to inhale these rolls!
Each recipe gets better than the next! These look so awesome. Love how easy they are and what a great flavor combination you used. Looking forward to trying them!
Craft schmaft, especially where these apple cheddar pie crescent rolls are considered! There is only so much time in the holiday season…and we should really be spending most of it baking and eating these.
Don’t ya just love pinterest?? I’ve yet to tackle one of the many “crafty” things I’ve pinned, and I think I’ll keep it that way! I’m sold whenever I hear brown butter, don’t even need to hear the rest, but LOVE the rest here. Brown butter + apple + cheese = heaven
You had me at ALL OF THE THINGS. I have yet to actually put cheese on my apple pie, BUT I do like munching on slices of apples and cheese together. Which is basically apple pie for the lazy if there’s a cracker involved, right?
Point: I don’t do Pinterest crafts either (though I do crochet), but I would totally make the CRAP out of these.
Stephanie, these look heavenly. All savory and sweet goodness wrapped up in one dish. Yum.
Can these be frozen and reheated?
Rosaline, I do not recommend freezing and reheating; the crescent rolls don’t hold up well to this.