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“Rings” made on a pizza stone might just be one of my favorite meals to make! A good breakfast ring definitely lives up to the hype. This particular one is filled with scrambled eggs, flavorful sausage and melty American cheese, because my kids love it! However, once you master the art of the ring, you can fill it with literally anything.
A few other breakfast ideas include:
- Egg, spinach and parmesan cheese for a Florentine-type ring
- Egg, Colby-Jack cheese, sausage and sautéed peppers for a southwest style
- Bacon, egg and cheese
- Fried apples and cinnamon (yum)
- Ham, egg and cheese
- Strawberries and a cream cheese filling
They look impressive, but don’t be fooled. Making crescent rings is actually really very easy. The buttery, flaky outside and the gooey inside is my idea of breakfast heaven, and this is one meal that I can typically count on my entire family eating well! The egg wash is optional, but I personally love the texture that it brings! If you choose to leave it off, yours will just be a bit more flaky, but still so good.
The key is having a good pizza stone. I am sure you probably could make these on a normal pizza pan, but the crescents may stick and they wouldn’t get that crispy-on-the-bottom goodness that you get from stoneware. Mine is a very well loved, well seasoned pizza stone (the OG!). If you don’t have one, you can grab the best of the best HERE. They are even dishwasher safe now which is amazing!
Okay, on to the recipe!
Easy & Delicious Breakfast Ring
- 10 large eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/4 cup half and half
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4-1/2 tsp pepper- to taste
- 1 lb of breakfast sausage, cooked and crumbled
- 8-10 slices of American cheese (or 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese)
- 2- 8oz tubes of crescent rolls
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk your 10 eggs until combined, and then stir in the half and half, salt and pepper.
- Break up your sausage and brown in a skillet (this one is the BEST! Zero oil needed and the eggs don’t stick at all!) until cooked through. Drain and then set aside.
- In the same skillet, scramble your eggs until fully cooked and then remove from heat and set aside.
- Separate your crescent rolls into triangles (you should have 16), and then arrange them on your stone with the wide ends to the center, slightly overlapping.
- Work your way around, with the pointed ends of the roll hanging over the edges of your stone.
- Using your fingers (or a Baker’s Roller), flatten the wide ends together, making base surface for the ring.
- Combine your egg and sausage, and then spoon the mixture evenly in a circle onto the flat surface of the ring (you may have a little bit left over).
- Lay or sprinkle your cheese over this mixture-ring (if using American slices, you will want to break them in half).
- Very carefully lift the pointed ends of your crescent rolls over the filling and tuck the tips under the center, sealing the ring.
- Work your way around the full circle.
- Add a tsp of water to your egg yolk and whisk it well.
- Use a basting brush to paint the mixture onto the top of your ring.
- Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown and crisp on top!
- Use a pizza cutter to cut into wedges and then crush it!
This is a great recipe to make for shower brunches, too! Very simple and cost effective, but they look so impressive!