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Easy Pan de Muerto

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4
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by: Vianney Rodriguez
Updated Apr 22, 2021
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Pillsbury Crescents
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  • 1 can (12 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Original Crescent Rolls (8 Count)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  • 2
    On a lightly floured cutting board unroll crescent dough. Place 2 crescent sections apart (these will be used to decorate the top of the bread).
  • 3
    With a lightly floured rolling pin, gently roll together remaining dough to seal perforations. With your hands, shape dough into a smooth small round ball. Place on a baking sheet.
  • 4
    Whisk together the orange juice and milk and brush over top of bread. With a pizza cutter or knife, slice one remaining crescent section into four-six strands and with hands shape into strands to place over bread.
  • 5
    Use remaining crescent section to form a ball and place in the middle of bread, brush the strands and ball with the orange/milk mixture. Sprinkle entire bread with sugar.
  • 6
    Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown, slice and serve warm.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Use colorful sugars or sprinkles to add a festive touch.

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More About This Recipe

  • Pan de muerto is the bread made to celebrate Day of the Dead. The strands and ball over the bread represent skulls and limbs. It is traditionally made with dough that begins with yeast and is left to rise twice. Today we want to share with you an easy recipe that can be made in less time using Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Original Crescent Rolls. Invite the children to help you create this fun recipe as you share with them this colorful celebration!
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