Monday's Breakfast - Expired Crescent Rolls

Mondays, in general, can be tough. We put the trash out on Mondays so therefore it is also the weekly sweep of the fridge. Anything moldy gets tossed and anything slightly questionable gets cooked up on Mondays. We don’t usually have much trash, but on occasion things do get lost in the back of the fridge for longer than they should :(.

This week, we found this can of “expired” Pillsbury crescents. (I should mention that we actually popped it open, it would have been trashed if we found it in the condition shown.)

expired crescent rolls

Expired Crescent Rolls

Expired Crescent Rolls - Ham & Cheese Crescents

Opening this “expired” crescent roll can, we could see that the dough was ever so slightly softer and puffier than cans opened prior to their eatbydate (see additional info below). It was also slightly stickier, but we un-rolled the package anyways and proceeded to press a slice of white cheddar cheese and then a thin slice of deli ham onto each section of dough and then roll them all up to make ham and cheese crescents. We did this on Monday – May 2, 2016.

Nothing “expired” about these crescents! Baked as usual for about 10 minutes, they looked and tasted as they usually would and they all disappeared quickly.

Additional Info

For more information on crescent dough, see our bread page.
Note: You will notice that we recommend 1-2 weeks beyond a best-by date for refrigerated dough rolls, this is pretty standard to get the absolute best taste and quality from refrigerated dough products. Although many products will begin to break down after this point, many do remain strong for a longer period of time as witnessed with this can of “expired” crescent rolls.

For more information on ham, see our ham page.

For more information on deli meats, see our deli meat page.

To find out how long other foods are good for, please visit the Dairy, Drinks, Fruits, Grains, Proteins, Vegetables and Other sections of Eat By Date or use the search function below.

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