Make something really spectacular for your Easter Breakfast. These Hollow 3-D Crescent Roll Easter Eggs filled with scrambled eggs are sure to impress.
Hollow 3-D Crescent Roll Easter Eggs
Do you ever wake up from a peaceful nights sleep with an idea that just can't wait? It's been a while since that happened to me, but it did last night.
I've had Wilton's Non-Stick Mini Decorated Egg Pan sitting on my counter for a few weeks, knew exactly what I was going to make, but had not found the time. When my dream interrupted my sleep, visions of these Hollow 3-D Crescent Roll Easter Eggs filled my mind. Knowing this idea was much more clever than my original, my excitement kept me from going back to sleep. I figured it was best just to get out of bed and give them a try.
I'm a morning person anyway. I find that I'm more successful when I attempt something new before noon. I was so happy that my first attempt at making these eggs using a sheet of crescent roll dough was successful. They turned out exactly how I saw them in my dream.
Being it was early morning, I decided to fill my hollow eggs with cheesy scramble eggs. They made a great breakfast. But these crescent rolls bowls could be filled with practically anything edible, savory or sweet, and would be a great addition to your Easter breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or even dessert.
Hollow 3-D Crescent Roll Easter Eggs
Pillsbury Crescent Roll Recipe Creations Dough Sheet
(1 roll will make 2 whole hollow eggs)
filling - scrambled eggs, egg salad, ham salad
Wilton Mini Easter Egg Cake Pan/s
non-stick cooking spray
tin foil (preferably non-stick foil)
beans, rice, or pie weights
optional: silicone baking mat
optional: rolling pin
kitchen shears (scissors)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
If not using a silicone mat, spray your counter top lightly with non-stick baking spray. Unroll crescent roll dough sheet onto silicone mat or sprayed counter top. Lightly spray a rolling pin with cooking spray and use it to roll out the dough sheet to about 9 inch by 14 inch rectangle. Cut the dough sheet in fourths.
Spray the inside of each egg in the cake pan with cooking spray. Drape one piece of the crescent roll dough into an egg cavity. Press down on the dough, pinching together any creases.
Line each dough filled egg cavity with tin foil. Fill the egg with beans, rice, or pie weights.
I made four whole hollow eggs, using 2 crescent roll dough sheets, but only baked four egg halves at a time.
Refrigerate filled pan for 10 minutes. Then bake for 6 minutes. Remove from the oven and lift off the tin foil filled with the weights.
Put back into the oven and bake for 4-6 minutes more. The edges will become dark golden brown and the inside of the eggs should looked baked through.
Immediately, lift the crescent roll eggs out of the pan. Allow them to cool, just until you can hold them without burning your fingers. Use kitchen shears to cut off all the excess dough.
If you wait to do this, it will be harder to cut through the crunchy end pieces.
You can make your Hollow 3-D Crescent Roll Easter Eggs up to a few hours ahead of your Easter meal. You can serve them cold filled with something like egg salad or ham salad.
Or you can serve them hot. I made scrambled eggs (2 eggs per egg bowl,) spooned them into the egg bowls, and topped them with cheese. It actually took me a while to snap my pictures, so by the time we could eat these, they had cooled off. I placed them in a 350 degree oven for about 6 minutes just to heat them through.
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