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Question: When do Pillsbury Crescent Rolls expire?

jpmcd Dec 19, 2008 03:40 PM

I just found a package of them in my fridge...the only expiration date I saw on it was for a upc code promotion that expired in June '06 (whoops)

Since they are processed, canned and refrigerated, is there anyway they'd still be good?

what do you think?

  1. 1sweetpea Dec 19, 2008 04:06 PM

    Don't they have a half-life of 150 years? LOL! Seriously, that seems really old. I wouldn't chance it if you're serving others, but if you just want to bake 'em up and see what happens, why not? Be prepared to chuck the whole pan if they look or smell odd. I would suggest lining your baking sheet with parchment paper, in case something strange happens during baking. At least you won't ruin your bakeware. It'll be a bad sign if the tube doesn't "pop" when you peel it. Good luck and please report back. Sounds like a fun science experiment.

    1. Samalicious Dec 19, 2008 04:06 PM

      Open 'em up. If the explosion doesn't kill you, you're good to go.

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        jpmcd Dec 19, 2008 05:02 PM

        haha oh yeah, didn't think about the potential for a many-years-delayed explosive opening

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        Cathy Dec 19, 2008 04:06 PM

        Pop the can. If it hasn't been opened it should not be moldy or sticky. Put the dough on a baking sheet. It probably won't rise when baking. If it does, you'll live if you eat it.

        All of the Pillsbury cans in my fridge have an expiration date stamped on one of the metal ends.

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          Danybear Dec 19, 2008 05:00 PM

          anybody have a recipe for something resembling these Pillsbury crescent rolls? For some reason they have ttripled in price around here, and I need a whole bunch!

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            Cathy Dec 19, 2008 05:26 PM

            Buy those one lb loaves of frozen bread dough. I have seen them sold in packages of three and five.

            Put the loaf out to thaw. When it starts to get a little soft, slice through it (it will still be frozen). Lay the pieces onto a baking sheet wither sprayed or lined with parchment. You can slice each loaf into 16 pieces. Let rise. When you think it looks right, let it rise a few minutes more. Brush with butter. Bake in a preheated oven..

            Nice, fresh yeasty rolls.

            Else buy the generic/store brand crescents.

          2. re: Cathy
            jpmcd Dec 23, 2008 08:25 AM

            so, I just looked again at this can, and there is a date stamped on the end - Jan 2010!!! WOW. I'm still scared to use them though...

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            FriedClamFanatic Dec 19, 2008 06:03 PM

            They shoiuld be OK, not great. They will bake fine, but not rise as much. A little tough, but in a pinch, use them

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