Sweet Apple Crescent Bombs with Brie made in a muffin tin are easy & delicious! Learn how to make this gourmet dessert or appetizer today & impress guests. This post is sponsored by Joan Of Arc Cheese but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
The holidays are all about good eats that are rich and savory! Treats like these crescent bombs featuring warm, melted brie surrounded by pan-fried caramelized apples and walnuts make for a quick, and decadent appetizer or dessert that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Classic desserts like Apple Pie will always be a favorite of mine, but I also love to find new ways to innovate new ways to cook and eat food. Crescent dough bombs are our innovative spin on a sweet or savory baked good!
We recently received some Joan of Arc® Brie that we knew would pair so well with the flaky, buttery crescent dough.
Since we were the first blog to bake our crescent dough in muffin tins, you might like our Pepperoni & Cheese Pizza Bombs which follow the same cooking concept.
As I discovered years ago, baking crescent dough in muffins tins is a big time saver. Plus, it’s a fun and delicious way to stuff delicious fillings (like brie cheese) inside a soft flaky crust.
This pairing work together like PB&J— is it just too good!!! The caramelized apples, toasted nuts, and brie are the perfect match for one another.
Cooking Crescent Dough in Muffin Tins Tips
How do I cook crescent dough in muffins tins?
Since I consider myself an unofficial expert in this cooking technique I wanted to share some stuff I learned in my years of doing this. First, you can cook 8 crescent rolls in a 12 hole muffin tin.
You can choose to fill 8 slots in a row or scatter them–it does not matter. I do recommend using non-stick spray because filling like cheese tend to stick without it.
Best way to remove crescent bombs from muffin tin?
I found over the years, the best way to remove cheesy crescent bombs from a muffin tin is with a small rubber spatula or a plastic knife. Simply run them around the edge of the bomb to easily loosen them.
How to wrap a crescent roll in a muffin tin?
For these Apple Crescent Bombs with Brie, I simply filled each muffin tin space with one triangle-shaped piece of crescent dough.
I then filled the center with one chunk of brie, and about a tablespoon of apple filling. Then, I pull together the flat end and overlap it to cover most of the filling. Lastly, pull the pointed side over.
These do not have to fully cover the filling because 80% of the roll will bake over into a ball as pictured. You do not want to overstuff the rolls because they might stay doughy in the center even after 11-13 minutes.
Do Apple Crescent Bombs freeze well?
You can freeze these and reheat them in a toaster oven at 350F until warm and gooey (about 3-5 mins).
Of course, they are always best the first day, but the toaster oven helps to keep the slight crunch on the outside, and yummy middle.
Do I need to brush my crescent dough with egg white?
Normally, I do not brush my crescent dough with egg white, but I did for this recipe, and I really love the result. It made a shiny outer crust that has a slight crisp. Therefore, it’s not required, but adds a nice touch!
Tips for working with Joan of Arc® Brie
Can You Eat the rind from brie cheese?
You can eat the white, papery rind of brie cheese. However, most people don’t like the texture. I usually just cut it away.
For best results, lay a piece of waxed paper on your cutting board and work with chilled brie to prevent it from sticking since it is soft.
Simply slice around the rind using a sharp knife. Just be careful (as always) with using a sharp knife. You can compost the scraps if you choose!
How Long Can You Store Brie Cheese?
Brie Cheese will store for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator after opening. To store your brie wedge, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or foil.
I always prefer a layer of plastic wrap and then foil. If you have a food saver you could also use that for best results.
Sweet Apple Crescent Bombs with Brie in a Muffin Tin
- 1 roll crescent dough
- 8 chunks Joan of Arc Brie
- 1 large Granny SMith Apple cored, and chopped
- 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 whole egg white from large egg*
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a muffin tin with non-stick spray.
- Peel, Core, and dice apple. Add apple to a pan with 1 tablespoon of water, nuts, and brown sugar. Pan-fry until apples are tender and brown sugar turns into a caramel-like glaze.
- Remove apples from heat and set aside.
- Unwrap crescent dough.
- Spread all 8 triangles over one muffin tin space.
- Add one chunk of brie to each.
- Add an even amount to apple mixture to each crescent center.
- Close crescent dough to make a ball. It doesn’t have to be perfect because the dough will bake up into a nice shape.
- Brush each with egg white.
- Bake for 11-13 minutes.
- Enjoy warm!