Caramel Apple Croissants Recipe

Nancy Piran | The Bitter Side of Sweet

Caramel Apple Croissants make brunch or dessert extra special. Guaranteed to be one of your favorite autumn treats!

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Apple season is upon us and I am super excited! My family and I started apple picking every September for about the last five years. It is now a tradition that we have, and it was one of the first things we did after we moved to Indiana last year.

The first year I would say that we picked WAY too many apples. I’m pretty sure it was two bushels. I really believe it was three months-worth. We almost started having them go bad, and the kids were kind of sick of apples everyday for three months.

There were lots of things that we made with our apples. We juiced them. We made apple pies with them. I learned how to make homemade applesauce, which so happens to be one of my most visited recipes on my site.

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One of my first tarts that I made was a caramel apple tart. I also learned to make apple compote from my mother. It is what she normally uses to put in her pies. My hubby would eat it straight up!

I think my hubby, the older kids and I have more fun picking than my youngest. She gets excited about the thought of apple picking, and then after five minutes of being there she is done. She normally says “I’m hot” or “there are too many bugs” or something along the lines of that.

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Let me tell you though, she has no problem eating these caramel apple croissants. It is the reward, so to say, for all of the picking that we do.

Now putting these croissants together is pretty basic and simple. While I do have people ask me all of the time how to cut the triangles, I hope the picture before they are cooked really gives you an idea of how it is done.

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When you roll them up you want to do it as tightly as you can and make sure you get those ends tucked in so you do not have all of your ingredients fall out or melt out during baking. You will, however, have some of the caramel come out, but that is just a little and not too much of a mess! Happy apple season and ENJOY!

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Caramel Apple Croissants Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry, Thawed according to package
  • 2 Apples, Diced
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 6 Individually Wrapped Small Caramels, Unwrapped and cut into fours
  • 1 tablespoon Butter, Melted


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  2. Roll puff pastry into rectangle. Cut into 6 equal triangles.
  3. In a small bowl add apples, cinnamon and vanilla. Stir to combined.
  4. On the large end of each triangle add one tablespoon of apples.
  5. Top each croissant with four caramel pieces.
  6. Start rolling from the large end to the top of the pastry, tucking the ends in as you roll.
  7. Place on baking sheet. Brush with butter.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Serve and ENJOY!


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Author: Nancy Piran
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 95
Calories 255

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
  Saturated Fat 5g
Sodium 1mg
Total Carbohydrate 33g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 14g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Nancy Piran

About Nancy

Nancy has been writing about good food on The Bitter Side of Sweet for years now. We're pretty stoked that she's our Puff Pastry fanatic, because it's about to get deliciously epic.

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