These Easy Apple Pie Croissants taste just like apple pie, but without all of the work. With just a few ingredients and hardly any prep time, this simple dessert is loaded with flavor and perfect for breakfast or dessert!
The only thing better than everything pumpkin is eating about ten million apple croissants for dessert. A comfort food meal followed by a classic fall staple is a true winner in my book!
But, let’s be honest, I took the easy route and made a delicious pie into a portable, handheld treat. Foods in mini form are always better, right? So say hello to these Easy Apple Pie Croissants!
The name just about says it all. Apple pie filling is enveloped in a buttery puff pastry, sprinkled with spices, and baked until perfection. One bite of this croissant and your taste buds will be wowed by the flaky crust and warm, apple pie flavor. All the goodness of an apple pie, but without all of the prep work. Doesn’t get much better than that!
And guys, these are a breeze to whip up!
To make these Easy Apple Pie Croissants, I spread two puff pastry sheets onto a lightly floured surface. I spread a can of apple pie filling (I told you it was the easy route!) over each puff pastry.
I then rolled it up like jelly roll, cut into slices, brushed melted butter on top, and sprinkled on some apple pie spice for extra apple-y goodness. My motto is that you can never have too much apple flavor! Pop ‘em into the oven and enjoy the scent of apple pie that will waft out of your kitchen.
These Easy Apple Pie Croissants are so delicious and full of cozy fall flavors. And the best part? It tastes exactly like an apple pie, but without all of the work! How about them apples?
So the next time you need to make a dessert, try out these Easy Apple Pie Croissants! No one will believe that these took just minutes to prepare!
Looking for more apple recipes? I’ve got you covered!
- Apple Cinnamon Muffins
- Caramel Apple Baked Brie
- Apple Pie Overnight Oats
- Glazed Apple Oatmeal Cookies
Easy Apple Pie Croissants
- 2 frozen puff pastry sheets thawed
- 1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons apple pie spice
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray a baking pan with non-stick cooking spray or line with a silpat baking mat. Set aside.
- Unroll puff pastry sheets onto a lightly floured surface.
- Roughly chop apple pie filling into smaller pieces. Spread ½ of filling onto one sheet and ½ of filling on the other sheet, leaving an inch border along each side. Sprinkle cinnamon over apples.
- Starting at one end, roll each sheet like a jelly roll. Cut into thin strips and place onto baking sheet. Brush melted butter onto each strip. Sprinkle with apple pie spice.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until crust turns a golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes on pan, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
Excellent, these are perfect for unexpected company!
These would be perfect for an impromptu gathering, Joan! I hope you like these if you try them!
I’d rather have no company so I could keep them all for myself!!! Gayle these are incredible!! They are everything in one…heaven, dreams, strudel…pie….pastry….I can’t even! <3
Thanks so much, Tash! These are definitely worth not sharing…more for yourself! 🙂
I must take a moment here to express my love for puff pastry. It’s just the happiest food. Easy to bake with, amazing results every time.
And this is no exception! What a lovely, warm fall dessert in almost no time! Love it, Gayle!
Isn’t puff pastry the best? I’ve only baked with it a few times, but I do love it! Thanks so much for the kind words, Mir!
Sold! These look so cozy and delicious. And I’m with you…foods in mini form are always better! Love it!
Thanks, Annie! I love foods that are easy to eat and taste like you spent hours baking away on them! 🙂
Michele @ Two Raspberries says
apple pie without all the prep work = Winner in my book all the way! … I need to try these they look super de-lish and Nick would LOVE these… if I made them I would probably only get 1! he would seriously eat them all 😉 pinning these to save for later! have a lovely weekend Gayle!
These apple pie croissants are definitely men-approved! I was surprised at how many my husband ate, seeing that he’s not a big dessert person! Thanks for the pin, Michele! Have a wonderful weekend, too!
Croissants are the ultimate comfort food. But with all that apple goodness. oh my. I can only imagine how good these smell coming out of the oven and how many bite sized delish I’ll be popping in my mouth. Perfect size too if you have kids because their small mouths can’t eat big croissants, ha, something most people probably don’t think about =)
I absolutely love croissants, Laura! One of my favorite items to get from a bakery. And luckily, these puff pastries work quite well as a croissant, especially since they’re bursting with apples! And yes, definitely the perfect size for kids! They can stuff these babies in and be happy! 🙂
Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl says
You mean I don’t have to chop 85 apples and roll out pie crusts? Hiiii, you’re my new best friend!! Easiest dessert ever, but I feel like no one would know that. It’d be like that rice krispie treat commercial where the lady pretended to be hard at work, but it was super quick and easy to make them. These are perfect!!
I’m all about the easy dessert, Sarah! I love using apples in baking, but it was so nice to just pop ’em out of a can this time! And no one would ever know the difference! Thanks for the croissant love, Sarah!
Puff pastry is so easy to use, I always have some in the freezer! These mini apple pies look scrumptios! I can have at least 2 right now! Pinned!
I love baking with puff pastry! So easy and the results are always amazing. Thanks so much for the pin, Mira!
Oh man, these look SO good, Gayle! Anything with bread and filled with apple pie filling is a winner in my book! Love how easy these sound. 😉
Thanks, Sarah! These easy croissants were definitely a winner in my house, and gone in no time!
Oh puff pastry, how I loveeee you! haha This looks sooo good Gayle! With that apple filling … it’s a shame I don’t have some for breakfast right now! 🙂
Thanks, Ashley! These would make a perfect breakfast, especially right out of the oven!
Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen says
These are totally calling my name right now! If they were at my house, I’d be eating them for breakfast! 🙂 I love that you used frozen puff pastry. So easy and so good!
Puff pastry is so great for making easy treats like this! Thanks for the kind words, Kristine!
So easy and SO good! I love apple pie inspired desserts, and these croissants sound delicious! I’d be in trouble with these in the house.
Thanks, Marcie! These were gone in about two days, as my husband devoured most of them!
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
Mini form is always better and more fun to eat! These like to die for!
I agree, Julie! 🙂 Thanks!
Manali @ CookWithManali says
Oh I love puff pastry! You can use it in so many ways! These look delicious Gayle, you can make this in minutes, love how easy this is. So next time I feel like eating apple pie, I know what to do! Pinning!
Puff pastry is so great for baking, Manali! And these apple pie croissants were ready in minutes! Thanks so much for the kind words and pin!
Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. says
Wow, those look amazing. Puff pastry is so good, and filling it with apple pie filling sounds incredible. Easy apple pie is always a winner!
Thanks, Stacey! Easy desserts like this are so much fun to make and eat!
Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says
I love mini foods! And puff pastry! And apple pie. This is fabulous, Gayle!!
Thanks, Jen! Mini foods are the best!
Annie @Maebells says
These look so good! I love how easy they are!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
Thank goodness for store bough puff pastry! So flaky and delicious, and so convenient! Can you imagine making your own puff pastry? It would take forever! This dessert looks delicious! Perfect for fall.
Oh man, I think I would be a fail at making puff pastry, Natalie! Thank goodness for the store bought kind! Thanks for the apple love!
Olivia @ Olivia's Cuisine says
It’s almost as if I could smell them through the screen! Hmmmm… And they are so easy to make. I’m totally making a batch soon!!
If only we had smellevision, right? 🙂 I hope you like these if you try them, Olivia!
It looks so delicious! Can I get one?
I would deliver if I could! 🙂
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
Oh my gosh Gayle, these look insanely delicious! I love apple pie and the fact that I don’t have to roll out pie dough totally has me sold. Love that they are mini and that you used puff pastry too – pinned!
It’s nice to take shortcuts every now and then, right?! 🙂 Thanks so much for the apple pie love and pin, Kelly!
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
These look awesome Gayle! I am just drooling here over all that sweet and juicy apple filling.. wish I had one to eat right now, you definitely have made me hungry!
Thanks, Thalia! This is such an easy to dessert to whip up and a definite crowd-pleaser!
Kelly @ The Pretty Bee: Cooking + Creating says
Yum! These look really tasty! Love how light puff pastry is!
Thanks, Kelly! Puff pastry is amazing!
Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel says
These look so yummy! They should probably be considered dessert, but I would totally eat them for breakfast, too. 😉 Tis the season!
These are definitely acceptable for breakfast, Jess! It has fruit in it, so that makes it ok, right?! 🙂
What an amazing fall dessert! Love how east they are to make! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂
Thanks so much, Christin! I’m all about the simple recipes. Hope you have a great weekend, too!
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says
I need a new breakfast idea for this weekend and I think this is going to win! These croissants look like a mixture of all perfect things!
Apples and puff pastry make a delicious breakfast, Pamela! Thanks for the kind words!
Everything is so much better in mini form. These look delicious! I love how quick and easy they are without a ton of prep work. Pinning these!
Thanks for the apple love and pin, Danielle! These were ready in minutes, with my husband devouring them as soon as they came out of the oven! 🙂
Ashley @ ashleymarieskitchen says
Those look so delicious!I agree with your motto, the more apples the better:)
Thanks, Ashley! You can never have too many apples, right?! 🙂
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
ok, anytime puff pastry is involved, I’m in!!! and I’m all about easy these days. . love this and can’t wait to try!!
I love baking with puff pastry, Alice! It turned out wonderful with this easy dessert! I hope you love this if you try it!
I’m always so nervous about making anything pastry based! But you make it look so tempting, Gayle. Love!
Thanks, Tash! This recipe is practically fail-proof and ready in minutes!
Helen @ Scrummy Lane says
Oh wow, I love how easy these are and all that beautiful cinnamon on them – I could almost smell them while reading your post!
Thanks, Helen! These apple pie croissants smelled amazing when baking. Definitely a perfect fall treat!
Jess @ whatjessicabakednext says
Love these apple pie croissants! They look seriously moreish and I love the addition of cinnamon! 😀
Heather @ Shards of Lavender says
What a perfectly easy recipe, Gayle! This looks better than apple pie and I agree that mini, handheld desserts taste so much better… Pinned!
Thanks so much for the kind words and pin, Heather! This definitely works in place of apple pie when you don’t want to take time to do all of the prep work!
Christina @ Bake with Christina says
Oh man I gotta try these! They look SO delicious Gayle!!
Thanks, Christina! These croissants are so full of flavor!
So I have some puff pastry chilling in the fridge, just waiting to be used…I am seriously craving these croissants right now and am going to try this!
I hope you love these if you try them, Karishma!
Nicole @ Waterloo, with Love says
Mmmm! I can almost smell them through the pictures! :p
I kept trying to make croissants a few years back, but it always turned out to be a flop 🙁 This recipe could a game changer for all my future croissant making haha! 🙂
Puff pastry is the “cheat” way to make croissants! 🙂 I feel like I would have a big fat recipe fail if I tried to make the real thing, too. But luckily, these turned out amazing! Thanks, Nicole!
Mini form just means you can eat more right? 🙂 🙂
Definitely, Jessie! 🙂
Louisa [Living Lou] says
This sounds great! I bet you could also use sliced apples if you don’t have apple pie filling. I don’t typically use pre-made ingredients, but find the puff pastry you can buy at the store to be just amazing, so worth it!
You could definitely use apple slices, although apple pie filling is what makes these so easy! Thanks, Louisa!
Justine @prettyinpistachio says
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
These look to die for! I love pastries… breakfast and dessert together are awesome 🙂
Thanks, Medha! Any dessert that doubles as breakfast is a winner in my book!
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
Wow! Apple pie croissants! It reminds me a little bit of the apple pies I used to get at McDonalds but these are a million times better!
I forgot about those, Julianne! These are similar to McDonald’s but taste even better! 🙂 Thanks!
Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen says
Oh my gosh! These look unreal, Gayle! They look so delicious and so easy to make (it’s been so long since I’ve cooked/baked with puff pastry!). Cannot wait to try these!! Pinned 🙂
Isn’t puff pastry amazing? I definitely need to use it more, too. Thanks so much for the pin, Ceara!
Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking says
Mini is always better! I can’t resist a cute dessert! Especially one that looks as packed with cinnamon and apples as this one! Pinned!
Mini foods are definitely better! Thanks so much for the croissant love and pin, Lindsey!
Leah | So, How's It Taste? says
Ten million apple croissants? YES! lol! These look insanely delicious and so easy. Perfect for fall!
Thanks, Leah! So easy to make and even easier to eat! 🙂
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
Yes, I could eat that many too. 🙂 And I love that you used pie filling, so easy! Pinned!
Thanks so much for the croissant love and pin, Dorothy!
Those look amazing! I love how EASY they are to make! Puff Pastry makes so many recipes quick & easy to make, I love using it.
I love using puff pastry, too! It always turns out so well. Thanks so much for the kind words and for stopping by, Katie!
These Apple pie croissants look divine! And I’m betting they smelled amazing as they cooked. 🙂 Fall perfection right there! Pinned!
Thanks so much for the croissant love and pin, Jocelyn!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says
How amazing do these croissants look? I’m seriously in love. And easy too? Sign me up!
Easy croissants are the best! Thanks so much for the kind words and for stopping by, Jocelyn!