Do Crescent Rolls Need To Be Refrigerated After Baking?

How Long Do Baked Crescent Rolls Last

Whipped yourself up a nice batch of crescent rolls? Bet you want to save some for later, right? So, can you leave them on the countertop, or do crescent rolls need to be refrigerated after baking?

It depends on how quickly you plan on eating them. Baked crescent rolls should be fine out of the fridge for a few hours. But, if you’re not planning on eating within the next 6-12 hours, it is highly recommended that you refrigerate them to preserve their freshness.

On this page, we’ll tell you more about keeping your crescent rolls fresh long after baking them.

Do Crescent Rolls Need to be Refrigerated After Baking?

Like most things related to food, there is a bit of a debate around this. Some people will leave their crescent rolls at room temperature for a few days, but we don’t really recommend this. We recommend that you keep your baked crescent rolls out of the fridge for a few hours after baking, maximum.

Crescent rolls are bread. Just like bread, your crescent rolls are fine at room temperature. However, they have to be stored properly. This means in a sealed plastic bag. If they aren’t sealed, then they’ll quickly go stale. There is a good chance that they will develop mold too. Even if they have been sealed up properly, they’ll lose their freshness far quicker than if you kept them in the fridge.

This is why we recommend that you keep your crescent rolls in the fridge after you’ve baked them. It will preserve their freshness a little longer. This means that even a few days after baking, they’ll taste almost as good as freshly baked crescent rolls!

How Long Do Baked Crescent Rolls Last?

This depends on how you are storing them.

If you are leaving them at room temperature in no sealed bag or container, then you’ll be lucky to get 6-12 hours out of them. They’ll turn stale. While you should be fine eating them, it isn’t going to be a great experience. We’re sure you wanted to bake crescent rolls to enjoy that beautiful freshly-baked taste, not staleness.

If they’re at room temperature in an airtight bag or container, then you may get 3-4 days out of them. Although, we recommend that you store them out of direct sunlight. In direct sunlight, even if they’re in a proper container, they’ll go stale.

As we said, the best place to store your crescent rolls is in the fridge. When stored in the fridge, you should get around a week of life from them (if stored in a proper container).

How Do You Keep Crescent Rolls Fresh

How Do You Keep Crescent Rolls Fresh?

If you want to keep your crescent rolls fresh for as long as possible, just follow these golden rules:

  1. Keep them in the fridge.
  2. Store in an airtight container.

You mustn’t put the crescent rolls in the fridge until they have properly cooled down. It won’t cause too many issues for the crescent rolls, but it will raise the temperature of the fridge, which could cause bacteria to grow on the other foods.

If you are not storing in the fridge, then keep the crescent rolls in a cool, dry location. Ensure that they are in an airtight container or bag.

No matter how you store them, we recommend that you don’t open the airtight container often. The more you open it up, the faster the crescent rolls will start to spoil. So, if you’re planning on eating one or two at a time, we recommend that you use sandwich bags instead. Portion out the crescent rolls into them. Make sure those bags are properly sealed!

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How Do You Know Your Crescent Rolls Have Gone Bad?

The first sign that your crescent rolls are on the way to being inedible is if you notice they start to get stale (like bread). You can still eat them at this point. It isn’t going to make you sick. But, as mentioned, it isn’t going to taste all that great. This will happen within a few hours (if not stored in an airtight container), or days if in the fridge.

The older your crescent rolls get, the more chance they will start to develop mold (also like bread). This may be visible mold, or you may notice that the rolls start to have an ‘off’ smell to them. Of course, you should not be eating them at this point. It will make you very sick.

Final Thoughts

Do crescent rolls need to be refrigerated after baking? No. Not necessarily. If they are in an airtight container, they should keep fine at room temperature for 3-4 days. You’ll get just a few hours if they are not in a container. If you put them in the fridge after they have cooled down, you could get up to a week of life from them. They’ll probably taste far less stale than crescent rolls kept at room temperature for a few days too!

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