7 Uses for Leftover Croissant Dough

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Croissant dough is a labor of love to create. The laminated layers of butter create a flakey, rich, creamy pastry dough.

You can use croissant dough to create many different types of pastries and desserts.

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls are a delicious and easy way to use up leftover croissant dough.

Lie the croissant dough out flat, and cover it in butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

Roll up the dough into a pinwheel. Bake the cinnamon buns and drizzle cream cheese icing on top.

Uses for Leftover Croissant Dough

Danish Pastries

Danish pastries are a buttery and flakey pastry with fillings inside them.

Danish pastries can be filled with a variety of fillings including:

Danish Pastries can be made into intricate designs using croissant dough, or puff pastry.

Leftover Croissant Dough uses

Mille Feuille

Mille feuille is a dessert that is made up of 3 layers of pastry. You can use croissant dough for the layers, or puff pastry.

In between the pastry layers is piped vanilla custard. The vanilla custard is made with actual vanilla beans so you can see the tiny vanilla beans in the custard.

Mille feuille has a layer of royal icing on the top of it, with a couple of decorative lines of dark chocolate.

The dark chocolate is made a bit more fancy by using slits with a knife, giving mille feuille its signature look.

Uses for Leftover Croissant Dough

Salted Caramel Cream Filled Pastry

Salted caramel cream filled pastry is made by using layers of pastry.

You can use croissant dough for this, or you could use puff pastry.

In between the layers of puff pastry is salted caramel custard. The custard is piped into small circles.

After the custard has been piped, a small drizzle of hazelnut sauce is added to the middle of the pastry. You can add another layer of pastry on top, and repeat with custard and hazelnut sauce.

Dust a little cocoa powder or powdered sugar on top of the pastry.

things to do with Leftover Croissant Dough

Cinnamon Twists

Cinnamon twists are made using long and thin pieces of croissant dough.

The dough is twisted to create the shape. A little bit of cinnamon and sugar are dusted on the top of the dough, and then they can be baked and enjoyed!


A cruffin is a hybrid between a muffin and a croissant. A cruffin can be made with croissant dough or puff pastry dough.

A cruffin is made by using cinnamon, and sugar, and twisting the dough to make a delightful dessert that looks almost like a rose.

You can even use hazelnut sauce to have a creamy, chocolatey cruffin.

Cranberry Brie Bites

Cranberry brie bites are a tart and cheesy appetizer you can make using croissant dough.

You only need small squares of croissant dough to create this bite sized appetizer.

Place the squares inside a mini muffin tin, and add a small piece of brie. Top the brie with cranberry sauce and a sprig of fresh rosemary.

Bake the cranberry brie bites and serve warm.