Croissant dough apples

Croissant dough apples
Thick slices of apples, rolled in sugar and surrounded by a strip of crescent dough, which, after a spell in the oven, become delicious puff pastry apples.
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Last modified on: January 21th 2024

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 10 min.
Croissant dough apples

Crescent dough strips

Roll out 300 g Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants) to approx. 3 mm thickness.

Cut out strips of dough 1 cm wide and 40 cm (16 inches) long approx.

Place the strips on a sheet of baking paper on a baking sheet.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Croissant dough apples
Glaze one side of the pasta strips with a brush, along the entire length.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Croissant dough apples
Sprinkle the strips of dough with cane sugar along their entire length.

Place the baking sheet in the fridge to allow the dough strips to firm up a little.

Stage 4 - 8 min.
Croissant dough apples

Apple rings

Peel 4 apples with a peeler, then trim the top and bottom.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Croissant dough apples
Cut each apple into 3, to obtain apple disks.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
Croissant dough apples
Slit an apple disk in half, from edge to center.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
Croissant dough apples
Using a small cutter, remove and discard the center (the heart) of the disk.

You'll see that the blade stroke in the previous step allows you to remove the center without breaking the apple disk, as it will gently spread apart.

Stage 8
Croissant dough apples
You should get a nice apple circle.

Stage 9 - 15 min.
Croissant dough apples
Do this for all the discs, and set them aside in a bowl of cold water, with ½ teaspoon vitamin C if possible, to prevent them from browning.

Preheat your oven to 180°C (360°F).

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Croissant dough apples


In a ramekin slightly larger than the apple circles, mix 4 tablespoons caster sugar and 10 g Vanilla sugar.

Stage 11 - 1 min.
Croissant dough apples
Dry an apple circle with a kitchen towel, then dip it into the sugar mixture to coat well.

Stage 12 - 1 min.
Croissant dough apples
Slide a strip of pastry, just out of the fridge, into an apple circle placed on your work surface, as shown in the photo, golden-sweet side up.

Stage 13 - 2 min.
Croissant dough apples
Roll the pastry strip around the apple disc, one side at a time, passing it through the center of the disc each time.

Stage 14 - 30 min.
Croissant dough apples
Place the apple disc and its pastry on a sheet of baking paper on a baking sheet.

Do this for all the apple circles...

Stage 15 - 20 min.
Croissant dough apples
...and bake for about 20 minutes.

Stage 16 - 10 min.
Croissant dough apples
Let cool on a wire rack before serving.
You can also use scraps of croissant dough, as I've done in the photos, which works very well.

You can also replace the croissant dough with puff pastry, which is a little less delicious, but perfectly acceptable.

I recommend using slightly tart apples, such as reinettes, which provide a delicious contrast with the croissant dough.

For a more "turnover" look, you can use 2 strips of dough, tightly rolled up, for each circle of apples.
Enjoy as soon as possible, but can be reheated.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
17,153 Kcal or 71,816 Kj268 gr1,946 gr940 gr
635 %76 %136 %105 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,505 Kcal or 6,301 Kj23 gr171 gr82 gr
56 %7 %12 %9 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,429 Kcal or 5,983 Kj22 gr162 gr78 gr
53 %6 %11 %9 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2700 k-calories or 11300 k-joules by day for a man (change to a woman).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Egg, Gluten, leaven
How much will it cost?
  • For 12 pieces : 2.48 €
  • Per piece : 0.21 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants)Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mirlitons of Guipavas, French croissants, Raisin breads (pains aux raisins), Pistachio and goji pinwheels, Baker's apple soles, ... All
Beaten eggBeaten egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Caramelised apple pie, Cramique, Nantes Tourton, Apple Strudel, Nanterre brioche, ... All
Vanilla sugarVanilla sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Apple Strudel, Pear compote , Nantes Tourton, Flambéd bananas , Prune Far, ... All
AppleApple: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Quince and apple compote, Caramelised apple pie, Apple and almond gratin, Baked apples from St Aubin le Vertueux, Apple Strudel, ... All
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