Prosciutto Breakfast Rolls

August 21st, 2014

Prosciutto Breakfast Rolls 1


Do you occasionally buy convenience items like refrigerated crescent roll dough?  There are many things you can do with it besides rolling the triangles into crescent rolls.  I do like this take on a different way to handle crescent roll dough.  Instead of separating the dough into triangles stop at the rectangles, pat the seams closed and you have the perfect size for a slice of prepackaged prosciutto.  It fits like a glove.  Then all you have to do is roll it up and slice the log into two pieces.

Prosciutto Breakfast Rolls 2V


Viola!  An easy roll up for breakfast.  To guild the lily,  brush a mixture of grainy mustard and honey on the rolls before you bake them.  This made a great change from our usual Canadian bacon and English muffin breakfast.  Although homemade is best, an occasional easy option is nice to have on hand.


Nonstick vegetable oil spray
2 (8-ounce) packages refrigerated crescent-roll dough
8 thin slices prosciutto

2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons country-style or grainy Dijon mustard

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Spray heavy large baking sheet with nonstick spray.  Open 1 package of rolls.  Unroll crescent dough and separate into 4 rectangles ( do not separate dough into triangles; press perforations together).  Top each dough rectangle with 1 slice prosciutto.  Starting at 1 long side, roll up dough rectangles jellyroll style.  Cut each crosswise in half.  Transfer to prepared baking sheet, seam side down.  Repeat with second package of crescent rolls. (Can be made 1 day ahead.  Cover and refrigerate.)

Whisk honey and mustard in small bowl to blend.  Brush tops of rolls with honey mixture.  Bake until golden brown, about 12 minutes.  Cool slightly.

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14 responses to “Prosciutto Breakfast Rolls”

  1. Karen (Back Road Journal) says:

    Crescent rolls are a good convenience food product and these rolls would be very popular at our table.

  2. Penny @ The Comforts of Home says:

    These look like the perfect breakfast treat. Love your bread box!

  3. larry says:

    Looks good Penny and I’m thinking a thin layer of herbed cream cheese atop the meat might work well.

  4. Sam Hoffer says:

    Great combination of flavors and easy too – count me in. They look very sophisticated too.

  5. Susan says:

    What a great idea! This would be great with slices of good deli ham also. I buy the mini cans of refrigerated crescent rolls for my grandsons and make the old-time favorite, Pigs in a Blanket, with hot dogs.

  6. Barbara Williams says:

    Packaged crescent rolls are gems, Penny. I’ve used them too. Your idea looks very tasty and I love the mustard topping for a little kick. Don’t you feel the same way about frozen puff pastry? So many things you can do with it and it always looks as though you’ve been working hours in the kitchen!

    • Penny Klett says:

      I love puff pastry too Barbara. I tried making it from scratch once and decided buying the frozen sheets made much more sense. Hope you had a great time on your trip.

  7. Yelle says:

    after reading cooking blogs all morning, this is the one recipe that made my mouth water! i adore proscuitto – i even have some homemade in the fridge! this could be perfect… xo yelle

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