Lemon Pistachio Crescent Twists Recipe

Jocelyn Brubaker | Inside BruCrew Life

Waking up to a batch of Lemon Pistachio Crescent Twists is a very good idea. No one has to know that you made breakfast the day before!

I love finding fun ways to change up breakfast treats. If I'm being honest, I actually love finding ways to make breakfast the day before because we all know that I'm not a morning person. At all.

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Making pancakes, muffins, or pastries have to happen the day before, or they won't happen at all. Well, unless it's Saturday when making breakfast after 10 am is acceptable.

Every once in a while our kids can convince me that they need hot fresh pancakes first thing in the morning.  Usually that only happens if it is their birthday though.  

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I'm all about making a big batch of pancakes or waffles the day or night before and then freezing them for the rest of the week. There is nothing wrong with pulling out the toaster, right?

Another thing I'm fond of doing is raiding our fridge and pantry for miscellaneous ingredients that need to be used up. I'm notorious for over buying different things that I think I will use in a timely fashion. But in reality they get tossed into the pantry bins until further notice.

A few weeks ago, I made a batch of this Lemon Cream Fruit Dip, and I put the leftover lemon curd into our fridge hoping I would find a way to use it up. Or until I grabbed a spoon and finished it off.

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This week I decided it was time to create something that the kids could eat for breakfast using ingredients we had on hand. The jar of lemon curd was the first thing I pulled out.

I found a few cans of crescent rolls while I was rummaging in the fridge too. I tend to buy more than I need of these because you never know when you might want a Blueberry Cheesecake Danish for an afternoon snack.

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Right away I knew a fun little twist treat was the answer to my baking challenge. But since this was only using up two ingredients I walked over and opened up the pantry doors. There are always bags of things that need to be used up in there.

My first thought was to add shredded coconut, but then I saw the bag of pistachios sitting there all lonely like. I had bought the bag to use in salads, and then yes you guessed it, I forgot about making that salad.

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Since lemon and pistachio is a great flavor combo, I knew they would work great in my little crescent twists. 20 minutes later a pan of hot twists was sitting on our counter just waiting to be dunked in some gooey glaze.

How to make Lemon Pistachio Crescent Twists:

  • Unroll your can of crescent rolls and press all the seams together. If you can find the dough sheets, buy those and save some time. Then cut the dough into two even rectangles.
  • Spread the lemon curd on one rectangle and sprinkle with chopped up pistachios. Place the second dough rectangle on top and press the edges together.
  • Cut the filled rectangle into 8 strips. Twist each one two times and place on your baking sheet. Bake and cool, then drizzle with an easy glaze. Use the extra glaze to dip your twist into if you like.

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Lemon Pistachio Crescent Twists Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 1 can Crescent Rolls
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Curd
  • 2 tablespoons Pistachios, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-2 teaspoons Water


Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Unroll the can of crescent rolls and press together all the seams. Cut the dough into two even rectangles.
Spread the lemon curd on one rectangle, leaving a 1/2 inch all the way around. Sprinkle the chopped pistachios on top.
Place the other rectangle on top and press together the edges. Cut the filled rectangle into 8 strips.
Twist each strip two times and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes. Remove and cool on the pan for a few minutes before removing and placing on a wire rack.
Whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla, and water. Drizzle over the cooled twists. Use the remaining glaze as a dip.



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Author: Jocelyn Brubaker
Recipe Yields: 8 twists
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 twist
Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 80
Calories 171

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
  Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 220mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 12g
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Jocelyn Brubaker

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Jocelyn bakes up many delicious things to share on Inside BruCrew Life. Around these parts, she's our latest Breakfast Fanatic, and we're so glad!

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