Cheddar’s Honey Butter Croissants are perfect for breakfast or dinner. These flaky pastries with a buttery sweet glaze are totally irresistible! You can easily make them at home with this copycat recipe.
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Homemade Honey Butter Croissants
Cheddar’s Honey Butter Croissants have to be one of my favorite menu items at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen. Why? They are warm and flaky, and they are drizzled with honey butter.
I promise hot buttery croissants drizzled with honey butter taste like manna from heaven. Or at least these warm honey butter croissants are what I hope that manna from heaven tastes like. I hope you enjoy this copycat recipe for Cheddars Honey Butter Croissants.
About Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen
Cheddars, if you have never been there is a fantastic restaurant. Cheddars restaurants has been around since 1979, this restaurant serves up over 10 million of the Cheddars honey butter croissants each year!
If you aren’t so lucky, you may not have a Cheddars within driving distance, but you can recreate these buttery croissants at home. It’s really easy to make this favorite menu item at home.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Frozen Croissants (unbaked dough)
- Butter (salted or unsalted butter)
Ingredient and Recipe Notes
I don’t always flat-out recommend a product, but in this case, I will. What makes these so special is that they are croissants. They are not your ordinary quick bread that is often served up at a restaurant. Croissants take time, they take a long time. I recommend buying frozen croissants.
You can find these at Trader Joes or even Sara Lee Frozen Croissants. Your store may carry another brand. You can use Pillsbury Crescent rolls, but keep in mind, while tasty, the Pillsbury Crescent rolls are not the same thing as real croissants.
It’s pretty easy to work with those frozen croissants, but you will need to defrost them for 6 to 7 hours before you bake them, so be warned. You can’t make this impromptu just before dinner.
How to Make Honey Butter Croissants
- Follow the package directions for thawing proofing the croissants. This will take about 6 to 7 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and bake the croissants for about 15 minutes, or until they are fully puffed up and browned.
- While the croissants are baking, place the butter and honey in a small saucepan over low heat.
- Stir the butter and honey with a rubber spatula while the butter is melting.
- When the butter fully melts, remove the pan from the heat. Continue to occasionally stir the honey butter until ready to serve.
- When the croissants have finished baking, allow them to cool for 2 to 3 minutes before drizzling the warm honey butter sauce over the warm croissants.
How to Store, Freeze, and Reheat Croissants
Allow croissants to cool to room temperature before storing. This prevents condensation from forming inside the storage container, which can make the croissants soggy.
To prevent croissants from sticking together or becoming stale, wrap each croissant separately in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place the wrapped croissants in an airtight container or plastic storage bag. Make sure there is enough space for the croissants to maintain their shape and avoid crushing them.
Store croissants in a cool, dry place at room temperature, away from direct sunlight. Croissants can be stored this way for up to two days.
For longer storage, freeze croissants: Place the individually wrapped croissants in a resealable freezer bag and gently press out any excess air before sealing. Place the freezer bag with croissants in a flat, level area of your freezer, ensuring they are not crushed by other items. Frozen croissants can be stored for up to two months. Thaw them at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
To reheat croissants, bake them in a preheated oven at 350°F for 5 to 10 minutes, or until warmed through and crisp on the outside.
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Cheddars Honey Butter Croissants
- 1 package frozen croissants (Trader Joe’s)
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- Follow the package directions for proofing the croissants. Trader Joe’s frozen croissants take about 6 to 7 hours to thaw and proof.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and bake the croissants for 15 to 19 minutes, until they are fully puffed up and browned.
- While the croissants are baking, place the butter and honey in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently. When the butter melts, turn off the heat. Continue to occasionally stir the honey butter until ready to serve.
- When the croissants have finished baking, remove them from oven. Allow them to cool for 2 to 3 minutes before drizzling the warm honey butter over the warm croissants.