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The Only Thing Better Than Apple Pie is an Apple Pie Croissant

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If there could possibly be anything better than apple pie, it would be an individually sized personal hand pie. And that, my fellow bakers, is what you call an apple pie croissant. 

Just like the Hostess Fruit Pies you buy at the grocery store, an apple pie croissant is made just for you. Flaky crust exterior filled with caramelized apples coated in a brown sugar syrup and oozing with flavor. 

apple pie croissant

Apple Pie Croissant

Individual hand pies made with fresh tart apples
coated in a brown sugar caramel.

apple pie croissant

How to Make Apple Pie Croissant

  • Prepare croissant dough 3 days in advance
  • Precook apples by preparing caramel apple filling
  • Cut out squares of dough and place filling inside
  • Prick outside of the square with a fork
  • Place a heaping spoonful of apple mixture + sauce in the center of the dough
inside of apple pie turnover
  • Fold one half of the dough over the other half creating a triangle
  • Line up the top side of the dough just inside the pricks of your fork
  • Fold the bottom border of the dough over the top and press to seal
sealed apple turnover
  • Flip hand pie with the seal facing down and space out onto your lined baking sheet
  • Allow to rise until puffed and full
  • Bake and serve warm!
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Apple Pie Croissants

Catherine Olson
Individual hand pies made with fresh tart apples coated in a brown sugar caramel.
Prep Time 3 d
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 croissants

Ingredients
  

Apple Pie Croissant Filling

  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 whole apples peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cream
  • Pinch of salt

Croissant Dough

  • 1 cup water warmed
  • 4 teaspoons dry active yeast
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ cup sugar

Caramel Glaze

  • Leftover caramel apple sauce
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

Apple Pie Croissant Filling

  • Bring butter and sugar to a simmer in a medium saucepan over low heat
  • Add sliced apples and cream
  • Cook until apples are soft, but still slightly crisp
  • Remove from heat and set aside

Croissant Dough

  • Proof yeast with sugar
  • Let sit until bubbly and rising
  • In a large mixing bowl add flour, salt and ¼ cup of sugar
  • Whisk until incorporated and make a well in the center
  • Add in yeast proof
  • Mix with hands and then add
  • 6.5 tablespoons softened butter
  • Mix again with hands until combined and continue to knead on un-floured surface until soft and smooth
  • If using a stand mixer, mix on low speed just until combined
  • Transfer to a clean bowl and let rise for several hours, at least until doubled
  • Remove from the bowl and deflate the dough.
  • Roll into a long rectangle and fold over like an envelope
  • Wrap in plastic and place in the fridge overnight
  • Make a tourrage with 16.5 tablespoons of butter by smashing and rolling the butter inside a quart ziploc bag
  • When the butter is flat and square, place it in the fridge to harden
  • Cut it out of the ziploc bag so it remains the same shape
  • Allow to thaw just until you can create a light indent in the top with your finger
  • Remove the dough from the fridge and roll out to double the size of your butter square
  • Place the square of butter on one side of the dough and fold the other side of the dough to cover the butter
  • Roll the dough out again, until double the length,
  • Fold the dough over itself like a letter, in three folds
  • Place back in the fridge for at least an hour
  • You want to keep the dough cold so the butter stays laminated between the layers of dough
  • Repeat the rolling and folding process three times
  • Each time, make sure to turn the dough, so you are rolling in the opposite direction of the folds
  • Refrigerate between turns, and overnight after the last fold
  • After the dough has chilled, split dough in thirds and work with one section of the dough at a time
  • Using one of the thirds, roll out dough to 1/2 to 1/4 inch thickness
  • Cut across and down the middle to create 4 equal squares
  • Prick outside of the square with a fork
  • Place a heaping spoonful of apple mixture + sauce in the center of the dough
  • Fold one half of the dough over the other half creating a triangle
  • Line up the top side of the dough just inside the pricks of your fork
  • Fold the bottom border of the dough over the top and press to seal
  • Flip hand pie with the seal facing down and space out onto your lined baking sheet
  • Cover with egg wash and let rise for a minimum of 2 hours
  • Preheat oven to Fahrenheit 400°
  • Wash the croissants again with egg wash as the oven heats to temperature
  • Cook at Fahrenheit 400° for 15 minutes, lower temperature to Fahrenheit 375° and cook for additional 10 minutes
  • It’s okay if the juices leak out of the seams
  • While still warm prepare caramel glaze and drizzle over tops of apple pie croissants
Keyword Apple Pie Croissant

Does it Matter What Type of Apples I Use?

No! That’s the truth!

Quality ingredients matter much more than species of apples.

inside of apple pie croissant

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