How to Open Pillsbury Can

Baking has never been easier than in recent times, with the introduction of ready-to-bake dough for cookies, biscuits, cinnamon rolls, etc. All processes, from the raw material sorting to the mixing of ingredients, are carried out in the factory; the dough is then tightly sealed in cans which can be refrigerated for several weeks or until you are ready to bake.

The Pillsbury brand is popular for its ready-to-bake dough. Its products include crescent rolls, cinnamon rolls, cookies and biscuits, cornbread, pie crust, pizza crust, cake mixes, and already-baked products. 

Since its launch into the market, Pillsbury’s ready-to-bake dough has had almost a permanent spot in many American household pantries. It is commonly enjoyed as desserts, breakfast finger foods, or brunch.

They say nothing good comes easy. This saying proved to be true, seeing the way the internet is littered with questions on how to open Pillsbury can successfully. I guess that even you are here for the same reason. The only thing standing between you and that fluffy, delicious, mouth-watering treat is the can in which the dough is packaged. 

Why so much drama with Pillsbury can anyway? Why do they have to make it so complicated? Well, you will soon find out why. But first, let us show you how to open Pillsbury can so you can pop your dough in the oven and read on while they bake.

Pillsbury ready-to-bake products are usually packaged in cans made up of thick cardboard tubes. These tubes are covered in thin layers of paper wrap (where the content, composition, and cooking instructions are printed) and tightly sealed at both ends with a metal cap.

As a first-time buyer of Pillsbury canned dough products, you are probably confused about how to open Pillsbury can. Truth be told, opening Pillsbury can is quite tricky, and you have got to know the trick, so you don’t end up with the messy dough.

There are many hilarious videos of people trying to open those tightly sealed Pillsbury cans differently. But you don’t have to go through all that stress. Instead, we’ll show you fail-proof ways you can open a Pillsbury can. And once you get the hang of it, it gets easy the next time.

Method 1 – Using a spoon

  1. The first thing to do is to start preheating your oven. Next, prepare your baking sheet; you don’t want to spill your dough on the kitchen counter or floor. While trying to open the Pillsbury can, you will need to hold the can over your baking sheet because handling uncooked dough can be messy.
  2. Check both ends of the Pillsbury and start peeling off the paper wrap from the end that says “START HERE.” To peel off the wrapper, hold the edge firmly and gently pull it outward to remove the entire wrapper. It’s fine if some paper does not come off completely at one end.
  3. Now, the cardboard tube is exposed, and on it, you will see a spiral, marked line running around the tube. Along this marked line is a perforated seam on which it is instructed that you press a spoon at the seal until the can pop open.
  4. Using a desert spoon, push down firmly on the marked line by holding the spoon so that the tip of the spoon is touching the marked line and your thumb is pressing the spoon downward from the back.

The can should pop open now (with a pop sound that can make you jump), but if it does not, keep pressing the spoon downward while moving along the marked line. Repeat the process until the seam breaks open.

  1. Once the seam pops open, remove the dough from the tube, separate it into individual cookies, rolls, or biscuits and then bake.

Method 2 – Tube Twist

  1. First, start preheating your oven. Next, prepare your baking sheet; you don’t want to spill your dough on the kitchen counter or floor. While trying to open the Pillsbury can, you will need to hold the can over your baking sheet because handling uncooked dough can be messy.
  2. Check both ends of the Pillsbury and start peeling off the paper wrap from the end that says “START HERE.” To peel off the wrapper, hold the edge firmly and gently pull it outward to remove the entire wrapper. It’s fine if some paper does not come off completely at one end.
  3. Now, the cardboard tube is exposed, and on it, you will see a spiral-marked line running around the tube. Along this marked line is a perforated seam on which it is instructed that you press the spoon at the seal until the can pop open.
  4. Hold the tube with both hands, grabbing the opposite ends in each hand. Twist the tube in opposite directions until the seam breaks open. Continue twisting until the can opens completely, and you can get the content out. Prepare for the pop sound the can will make as it opens. This occurs due to the release of pressure from the can. 
  5. Once the seam pops open, remove the dough from the tube, separate it into individual cookies, rolls, or biscuits and then bake.

NOTE: Do not try to open the can by removing the cap. The cap is tightly fixed, and if you try to use a can opener to open it, you will mess up the dough. Remember, it is a pressurized can, so the content starts to spill out (distorting your dough shape) once you start opening the cap with a can opener. Also, you should not try to open the can using a knife or sharp object; you can get yourself hurt that way.

How do you open Canned Bread?

Canned bread usually comes in a metal can and can be opened using a can opener or knife.

First, open both ends of the can using a can opener or knife, then push out the bread from one open end. Unfortunately, it usually sticks to the sides of the can, so you would have to jiggle the can several times or use a knife to dislodge the bread from the can.

How to open Biscuit Can Without Pop

Many people get scared out of their skins because of the pop sound biscuit cans make when they are opened.

This pop sound is due to the release of the pressure created by gas bubbles trapped within the can during the production process.

This pressure build-up used to cause an explosion of cans at a time, but now, the cans are more tightly sealed than ever. As a result, Pillsbury and other brands of dough products now have complicated design for their cans, and this is why you should only open Pillsbury can, as described in this article. 

To open a biscuit can without pop, hold the can between your knees; this way, it will not expand (and make the pop sound) so much when the seam is opened and the pressure is released.

How to make Pillsbury Crescent Rolls Better

Although Pillsbury crescent rolls are ready to bake and eat just as they are, you can make them better. Let us show you a few ways to do that.

  1. Add your favorite fillings such as chicken, turkey, veggies, etc.
  2. Instead of folding the dough into a crescent roll shape, you can be creative and reshape the dough to form another pastry shape stuffed with bacon, cheese, peppers, smoke sausage, veggies, etc.
  3. Add toppings such as dried fruits, powdered sugar, chocolate chips, or sesame seeds.
  4. Serve your crescent rolls alongside a saucy main dish such as beef stew.
  5. Serve crescent rolls with any dip of your choice.

How do you make Pillsbury Crescent Rolls?

Making your crescent rolls is easy now since the dough has already been prepared and packaged into the Pillsbury can. All you need do is open the Pillsbury can, get the dough out, and your freshly baked crescent rolls are ready in a few minutes. Here’s a detailed description of how to make Pillsbury crescent rolls.

  1. Preheat your oven to 3750F.
  2. Open your Pillsbury can as described above.
  3. Once the dough is released, separate it into 8 triangles.
  4. At this point, you can add fillings as you desire. Then roll up each triangle loosely, starting at the wider end of the triangle to the shorter end.
  5. Arrange the rolled-up dough on the baking sheet while curving it into a crescent shape.
  6. Brush the top of the crescent rolls with melted butter or beaten egg (optional).
  7. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake the rolls at 3750F for about 13 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  8. Add your desired toppings to the warm crescent rolls and serve with any dip. But, of course, you can also eat them without any dip.

How long to bake Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

Bake Pillsbury crescent rolls for 12-13minutes at 3750F.

So you see, opening Pillsbury can is not exactly rocket science once you use any of the two methods described in this article.

Not only can you now open Pillsbury can, but you have also learned different ways you can make your Pillsbury crescent rolls better. The overall goal is that your delicious freshly baked goodies are available at your convenience. 

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