Easy apple fritter croissants baked and set on the cookie sheet. A red apple in the upper left hand corner

Easy Apple Fritter Croissants (with Store-Bought Croissants)

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Savor the delicious combination of buttery croissants and fresh apple filling in these delightful Apple Fritter Croissants. Drizzled with a sweet glaze, each bite bursts with cinnamon-spiced apples and buttery, flaky croissants. These treats are a breeze to make, using store-bought croissants for a hassle-free baking experience that promises to impress.

Easy apple fritter croissants baked and set on the cookie sheet.  A red apple in the upper left hand corner

I don’t know about you, but I’m all for a pastry recipe that doesn’t involve making any kid of dough! This easy apple fritter croissants recipe is a game-changer for busy households craving a taste of homemade goodness without the fuss. Whether you’re whipping up a special weekend brunch or making a comforting treat for a cozy family gathering, these Apple Fritter Croissants fit the bill perfectly. Even if you’re short on time, the simplicity of using store-bought croissants ensures that the process remains stress-free!  Get ready to elevate your breakfast or dessert spread with these irresistible delights!

When I say this recipe is easy, I really mean it! You can have these tasty homemade apple fritter croissants whipped up in no time at all. You’ll start by mixing the apples and lemon juice. This helps your apples stay fresh and keep from turning brown too quickly. After they have sat for a few minutes, sauté them in a pan with butter until they soften. Think of this like apple pie filling – you’ll want the apples to be super tender. Next, add in the brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon. This is when they start to smell (and look) super tasty! Once the apples are ready, divide the filling into 4 portions and sandwich it into each croissant. Bake them for 10 minutes, then let them sit to cool. Your kitchen is going to smell amazing in the meantime! While they’re cooling, you can go ahead and mix up your glaze. This is a super simple mixture of powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Drizzle this over the top, and your easy apple fritter croissants are ready to enjoy!

Why You’ll Love This Apple Fritter Croissants Recipe

  • You can use store-bought croissants, need I say more?
  • These easy pastries have the perfect combination of fruity and sweet flavors.
  • The glaze on top of these apple fritter croissants gives it the perfect extra touch of sweetness.
  • This apple fritter croissants recipe is a perfect option if you need a sweet treat in a pinch!
  • These pastries are super versatile – they can be a brunch food, a dessert, or even just a snack.

Ingredients For Homemade Apple Fritter Croissants

  • 4- store-bought croissants
  • 2-medium-large Honeycrisp apples cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. Salt

Glaze

  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. milk
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla

How to Make Easy Apple Fritter Croissants

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 

Step 2: In a small bowl add diced apples and lemon juice.  Let sit for 5 minutes.

Step 3: In a medium skillet saute apples in butter over medium heat until apples are tender.  Add brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt, and continue cooking for a couple more minutes.  

Step 4: Slice the croissants in half, and evenly divide the apple filling between the croissants. Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.

Step 5: While the croissants are cooling, prepare the glaze by whisking powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth.  Drizzle glaze over croissants.  Enjoy!

easy apple fritter croissant on a white serving plate with a bite taken out of it.  The fork sits on the plate with the baking sheet with other croissants in the background

What to Serve/Pair with Easy Apple Fritter Croissants

These homemade apple fritter croissants are the perfect addition to your breakfast or brunch spread! For something savory to serve alongside these sweet pastries, try this Crescent Breakfast Ring with Bacon. You can also try this delicious Bacon Spinach Quiche Recipe. If you don’t want to cook anything else, serve these with a side of fruit!

Popular Substitutions & Additions

If you don’t want to use store-bought croissants or can’t find them at your local grocery store, don’t fret! You can also use puff pastry. Just cook it according to the package directions, then fill with the apple filling.

I love the way that the Honeycrisp apples bake, but you can also use green apples if you want it to be a little more tart.

Storage & Leftovers

You can store any leftover apple fritter croissants (if you have any, this never happens in my house!) in the fridge for up to 3 days. If you want to enjoy them warm, put them in the microwave covered with a wet paper towel for about 30-40 seconds, until warm. This will help keep the croissant from getting tough in the microwave.

FAQs

How will I know that the apples are cooked enough?

You’ll want the apples to be so tender that you can break them with a fork. Think about it like apple pie filling.

Do I have to use the glaze on top?

Nope, this is totally up to you! I just like the sweetness that it adds, and it really ties everything together.

Will the croissants burn in the oven since they’re already cooked?

No! They won’t burn. The temperature and length of time is just enough to warm them up and make them taste fresh!

close up shot of a bite of warm apple fritter croissants on a fork.

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Don’t Forget To Come Back And Let Me Know How Your Easy Apple Fritter Croissants with Store-Bought Croissants Turned Out!

Easy apple fritter croissants baked and set on the cookie sheet. A red apple in the upper left hand corner

Easy Apple Fritter Croissants

April King
Savor the delicious combination of buttery croissants and fresh apple filling in these delightful Apple Fritter Croissants. Drizzled with a sweet glaze, each bite bursts with cinnamon-spiced apples and buttery, flaky croissants. These treats are a breeze to make, using store-bought croissants for a hassle-free baking experience that promises to impress.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 croissants

Ingredients
  

  • 4 store bought croissants, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 medium-large Honeycrisp apples peeled and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a small bowl add diced apples and lemon juice.  Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • In a medium skillet saute apples in butter over medium heat until apples are tender.  Add brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt, and continue cooking for a couple more minutes.
  • Slice the croissants in half, and evenly divide the apple filling between the croissants. Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • While the croissants are cooling, prepare the glaze by whisking powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth.  Drizzle glaze over croissants.  Enjoy!
Keyword Easy Apple Fritter Croissants
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