Cinnamon Apple Croissants

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These cinnamon apple croissants are the perfect sweet treat made with only a few ingredients. They’re a simple-to-make pastry perfect for breakfast or a snack!

Apple croissants served with berries.

Puff pastry dough is so versatile and perfect for making sweet and savory meals and snacks. Puff pastry pairs so well with apples and when baked together with a little cinnamon sugar makes for the perfect, melt-in-your-mouth treat that the whole family will love!

If you love these apple croissants, be sure to try out these cinnamon apple waffles and cinnamon apple oatmeal bites for breakfast treats as well!

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What You’ll Need

Here is what you’ll need to make these cinnamon apple croissants:

Ingredients to make cinnamon apple croissants.
  • Puff Pastry: Use a good quality puff pastry dough.
  • Apples: The main source of sweetness for these croissants. Use apples that are naturally sweet. My favorite apple varieties to use are Honeycrisp and Fuji.
  • Egg: Combined with water to create an egg wash to brush on top of the croissants for color.
  • Cinnamon Sugar: For added sweetness. If you are preparing these croissants for a baby, reserve a few to top with plain ground cinnamon.

See the recipe card below for full information on ingredients and quantities.

Ingredient Substitutions & Additions

  • Puff Pastry: The puff pastry dough may be replaced with crescent dough.
  • Egg: You can omit the egg and brush the top of each pastry with melted butter or milk instead.
  • Apples: You can swap the apples with sliced pears.

Step By Step Instructions

Steps to make apple croissants.

STEP 1: Slice the apples into 5 rings and use a teaspoon to cut out the core in the center (Image 1). Slice the apple rings into half to form two moon shapes (Image 2).

STEP 2: Unfold the crescent dough onto a floured surface. Lightly roll it out to smooth it out, and slice it into 20 thin strips. I usually like to slice the sheet into 10 strips and then slice each piece in half (Image 3).

STEP 3: Starting on one end of the apple, use a strip of puff pastry to wrap around the apple. Add another strip and continue to wrap until the apple is fully covered (I used 2 strips per apple wedge). Press down on the covered apple to make sure that the puff pastry is tightly secured onto the apple (Image 4). Repeat for the rest of the apple wedges.

STEP 4: Place the apple croissants onto a parchment paper-lined pan. Whisk the egg with 1 tablespoon of water and lightly brush the tops of each croissant. Sprinkle the top of each croissant generously with cinnamon sugar (Image 5). (If you are making these for a baby, reserve a couple to lightly sprinkle with plain cinnamon).

STEP 5: Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes, or until golden brown (Image 6).

Apple croissants served with berries.

Storage Instructions

Once cooled, store the croissants in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To freeze, store in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag for up to 1 month. To reheat, bake at 350 degrees F for a few minutes until warmed through or in an air fryer at the reheat setting. I do not recommend microwaving these to reheat as the puff pastry will become soggy.

Apple croissants served with berries.

Tips For Success

  • Make sure that your pastry dough is thawed, but not too soft. If it is too soft, it will be difficult to work with.
  • If you prefer to peel the apples, you can peel them before slicing them into rings. If you choose not to peel, the skin will soften while baking.
  • I make my own cinnamon sugar using a combination of the two, but you can use store-bought cinnamon sugar as well. If you are preparing these for a baby, omit the cinnamon sugar and sprinkle with a little ground cinnamon instead.
Apple croissants served with berries.

Recipe FAQs

Should I remove the skin from the apples?

You choose to remove the skin or leave it on. Either way, as long as the apples are sliced thinly, they will soften while cooking.

What is the best type of apple to use for these croissants?

Honeycrisp and Fuji apple varieties are great because they are naturally very sweet and crisp.

Should the apples be cooked beforehand?

No, as long as the apples are sliced thinly, they will fully cook and soften while baking in the oven.

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Apple croissants served with berries.
5 from 8 votes

Cinnamon Apple Croissants

These cinnamon apple croissants are the perfect sweet treat made with only a few ingredients. They're a simple-to-make pastry perfect for breakfast or a snack!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 10 croissants

Ingredients 

Apple Pastries

  • 1 sheet puff pastry dough
  • 1 large apple, Honeycrisp, Fuji, or similar sweet variety
  • 1 egg

Cinnamon Sugar Coating

  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  • Unfold the crescent dough onto a floured surface. Lightly roll it out to smooth it out, and slice it into 20 thin strips. I usually like to slice the sheet into 10 strips and then slice each piece in half.
  • Slice the apples into 5 rings and use a teaspoon to cut out the core in the center. Slice the apple rings into half to form two moon shapes.
  • Starting on one end of the apple, use a strip of puff pastry to wrap around the apple. Add another strip and continue to wrap until the apple is fully covered (I used 2 strips per apple wedge). Press down on the covered apple to make sure that the puff pastry is tightly secured onto the apple. Repeat for the rest of the apple wedges.
  • Place the apple croissants onto a parchment paper-lined pan. Whisk the egg with 1 tablespoon of water and lightly brush the tops of each croissant. Sprinkle the top of each croissant generously with cinnamon sugar. (If you are making these for a baby, reserve a couple to lightly sprinkle with plain cinnamon).
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Notes

  • Make sure that your pastry dough is thawed, but not too soft. If it is too soft, it will be difficult to work with.
  • If you prefer to peel the apples, you can peel them before slicing them into rings. If you choose not to peel, the skin will soften while baking.
  • I make my own cinnamon sugar using a combination of the two, but you can use store-bought cinnamon sugar as well. If you are preparing these for a baby, omit the cinnamon sugar and sprinkle with a little ground cinnamon instead.

Nutrition

Calories: 162.62kcal, Carbohydrates: 16.71g, Protein: 2.41g, Fat: 9.8g, Saturated Fat: 2.51g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.29g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5.45g, Trans Fat: 0.002g, Cholesterol: 16.37mg, Sodium: 67.52mg, Potassium: 45.79mg, Fiber: 1.01g, Sugar: 4.92g, Vitamin A: 36.64IU, Vitamin C: 1.03mg, Calcium: 8.28mg, Iron: 0.75mg
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About Lily Payen

Hi, I’m Lily! The mama behind Feeding Tiny Bellies. I’m here to help you take some of the stress out of meal times for your little ones. My goal is to create simple recipes with baby in mind that can easily be adapted for the entire family.

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are so delicious and easy to make! I think they will become a regular addition to my daughter’s school lunchbox.