Jam-Filled Crescent Rolls Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Modified: February 14, 2022

We all love going to a local bakery to grab some freshly baked crescent rolls, but we guarantee that these easy homemade ones are equally delicious. This fluffy, buttery pastry is also a perfect afternoon snack, especially when paired with a cup of jasmine tea or brazilian coffee. This jam-filled crescent rolls recipe will give you a delicious dessert that will satisfy your pasty-loving taste buds.

Tips For Making Jam-filled Crescent Rolls

Making bread may seem intimidating especially for beginners, but these kid-friendly crescent roll desserts are surprisingly easy to make. No one can go wrong with making these delectable pastries, they are so simple that even children will have fun making them! Here are a couple of tips to guide you into making the best homemade crescent rolls:

  • Make your own dough. Although a ready-made Pillsbury crescent rolls dough works fine, you can make your own dough with this 30-minute freezer crescent rolls recipe, if you have the time. 
  • Create a perfect crescent shape. Cut your dough to create several triangles. Start from the wide end, then roll each triangle up to the tip and form it into a crescent shape. Simple, right?
  • Make your own favorite jam. In this recipe, we used a ready-to-use apricot jam, but you can try making this sweet peach jam or a strawberry jam
  • Be careful not to overfill your dough as it can be difficult to roll them. When making jelly-filled crescent rolls, you need to spread just enough filling onto the triangles before you roll them up.
  • Brush some butter on top for additional flavor. Brushing butter before you bake them adds a wonderfully sweet and buttery flavor to your homemade rolls.
  • When placing your rolls on a baking sheet, make sure to leave at least two inches between each roll. They will puff up once they’re baked and the spaces will prevent them from sticking to each other.
Jam-Filled Crescent Rolls Recipe

How to Make Jam-Filled Crescent Rolls

These jam-filled crescent rolls are stuffed with a delicious apricot jam for a fruity pastry you can enjoy any time of the day. They are light, soft, and best served while warm.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins


  • 1 pkg crescent rolls dough
  • cup apricot jam
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Unroll crescent roll dough onto your working area.

  3. Spread a layer of jam onto the dough.

  4. Sprinkle cinnamon over the jam.

  5. Roll each triangle from the bottom up to the tip.

  6. Place the roll in a cookie sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

  7. Take them out of the oven and serve while warm.


  • Sugar: 6g
  • :
  • Calcium: 4mg
  • Calories: 99kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Potassium: 7mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 181mg
  • Vitamin A: 17IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are crescent rolls and croissants the same thing?

Crescent rolls have a buttery and slightly crisp exterior and fluffy and soft interior. Croissants, on the other hand, are flakier. Crescent rolls are often served as dinner rolls while croissants are commonly served for breakfast. Making croissants is more complicated as it requires the folding of the dough multiple times to achieve its flaky texture. Crescent rolls, on the other hand, are easier to make and they have a shorter baking time. Taste the difference by making this chocolate caramel croissants recipe after enjoying our homemade crescent rolls.

What can I use instead of crescent roll dough?

Puff pastry will also work well in this recipe. Puff pastry is like a croissant, a little flaky. It’s also made by layering dough and butter, while crescent rolls are made with a single layer. Puff pastry also uses butter as a leavener instead of yeast, which is also used in crescent rolls.



Jam-filled crescent rolls are a delicious snack you can enjoy on an afternoon tea or as a dinner course. They may seem difficult to make at home, but this 20-minute recipe proves that wrong. Make a large batch and enjoy soft, flavorful crescent rolls anytime you want.
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