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Easy Apple Croissants

Make croissants in minutes using frozen puff pastry sheets! Fill them with apples cooked with apple cider and top with an apple cider glaze for a delicious fall breakfast!
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 croissants
Calories: 322kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $6


  • 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter divided
  • 1 cup (129g) diced apple that’s been peeled and cored about 1 medium
  • 1 tablespoon (12g) granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (59ml) apple cider or juice, divided
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon (4g) cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) water
  • 1 sheet puff pastry thawed according to package directions
  • ½ cup (57g) powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat baking mat.
  • Place 1 tablespoon butter in a medium skillet. Heat over medium-low heat until butter is melted. Add the apple, granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons apple cider, and cinnamon. Stir to coat the apples. Cook until it bubbles, then cook for another 3 minutes. Stir cornstarch and water in a small glass or bowl. Pour into the apple mixture and cook until the mixture thickens. Remove pan from heat.
  • Unwrap thawed puff pastry sheet. Cut into 6 equal rectangles. Evenly divide the apples among the puff pastry rectangles and roll each up. Pinch the ends a little and pinch to seal. Place on prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, until the croissants are golden brown. Let cool before glazing.
  • Make the glaze: melt remaining 1 tablespoon of butter in a small bowl. Whisk in powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon apple cider. Drizzle over croissants. Let set for a few minutes. These taste best the day they are made.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 129IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg