In the world of pastries, few creations have sparked as much excitement as the cronut. This delightful treat, born in the heart of New York City, has won hearts globally with its unique blend of a croissant’s flaky layers and a donut’s sweet, deep-fried charm. Today, I’m thrilled to share with you a simplified version of this culinary sensation that you can recreate in the comfort of your own kitchen.

From the first bite, you’ll understand the craze. The cronut’s irresistible texture, a harmonious dance of crispy and tender, is a testament to the magic that happens when French pâtisserie meets American indulgence. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or new to the kitchen, this recipe will guide you through creating a batch of cronuts that are sure to impress.

So, let’s embark on this delightful culinary adventure and bring a taste of innovation to your table with these homemade cronuts. Bon appétit!

Homemade Cronut Recipe

Preparation Time: 20 mins | Cooking Time: 10 mins | Serves: 6


  • 1 can of refrigerated croissant dough (or puff pastry if available)
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Granulated sugar for coating
  • Pastry cream or jam for filling (optional)


  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • Unroll the croissant dough on a lightly floured surface. If using puff pastry, roll it out into a rectangle about 1 cm thick.
  2. Cut Out the Cronuts:
    • Using a round cutter or a glass, cut out discs from the dough. Use a smaller cutter or a bottle cap to make a hole in the center of each, shaping them like donuts.
  3. Fry the Cronuts:
    • Heat oil in a large pot or deep-fryer to 180°C (350°F). Fry the cronuts, turning once, until golden on both sides, about 1-2 minutes per side.
  4. Drain and Coat:
    • Remove the cronuts from the oil and drain on paper towels. While still warm, coat them in granulated sugar.
  5. Fill (Optional):
    • If desired, fill the cronuts with pastry cream or jam using a piping bag.
  6. Serve:
    • Serve the cronuts fresh to enjoy their crisp and airy texture.

These homemade cronuts offer a delightful twist on traditional pastries, combining the flakiness of a croissant with the shape and texture of a donut. Experiment with different fillings and toppings to create your own unique version. Enjoy!

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