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Apple Pie Croissants

I know, I know. I just made apple muffins. And I just made croissant donuts. But if you stick with me, I think you’ll all approve of this new recipe.

Apple Pie Croissants. I was going to call them Autumn Croissants until my husband took a bite and said, “They’re like mini apple pies! But with croissant dough!” If you think about it, we’ve all been wasting our time not trying out croissant dough as a pie-like crust. It’s flaky and buttery and everything you want in a crust.

These came about after we went apple picking. Apple picking is one of our favorite things to do – you get so many apples!

 

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Plus, where we go has tons of varieties. And you get to sample the apples!

 

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AND they have snacks. What more could you want?

 

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So, the point is, I knew I had to make something delicious with all these apples! So I went with croissants.

 

Apple Pie Croissants

Adapted from: King Arthur Flour

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Ingredients:

  • Croissant Dough
    • 2 eggs, plus enough water to make 2 cups of liquid
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1 tablespoon molasses
    • 6 cups flour
    • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
    • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • Butter Mixture
    • 2 cups butter (cold)
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/2 cup flour
  • Apple Pie Filling
    • 3 medium-sized apples
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
    • 1-3 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1-2 teaspoons corn starch

 

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Instructions:

  • Croissants
    • For the croissants, I would recommend looking at the instructions from King Arthur. They’re excellent and I followed them pretty closely. The ingredients found in this recipe are slightly different though, so make sure to refer to this recipe for ingredients.
    • When the instructions tell you to add a filling, add the filling below!
    • TIP: I also topped a few with vanilla sugar, which I thought was really good!
    • TIP 2: When you cut off the edges of the dough to make a rectangle, keep the dough bits and make croissant sticks or anything else. Just because the dough isn’t in the shape of a croissant doesn’t mean it isn’t still delicious!
  • Apple Pie Filling
    • Great news – this is the easiest filling of all time! Simply chop up the apples very small, place everything in a pot over low heat, and leave for about 45 minutes-1 hour. Stir occasionally and check often. There should be a little bit of thick liquid left when it’s ready.

 

Apple Pie Filling

Apple Pie Filling

 

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