Puff Pastry Apple Doughnuts: the delicious dessert recipe you’ll love

Total time: 20 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
By Cookist

If you’re looking for an easy dessert recipe that you can whip up in minutes, then you’ll love these Puff Pastry Apple Doughnuts! With just four simple ingredients which are puff pastry, apples, eggs, and powdered sugar, you can make this delicious dessert you might even want to make it for breakfast.

It’s perfect for those times when you have a craving or when unexpected guests arrive. Crispy on the outside, with soft apple on the inside. Serve the Puff Pastry Apple Doughnuts with fresh cream or a scoop of ice cream, or a drizzle of caramel sauce—whatever you like! Who knew you could make such a tasty treat with only apples and puff pastry?!


If you’re making a large batch, your apple slices might start browning. To prevent this, you can place them in a bowl of cold water with a splash of lemon juice.

For these Puff Pastry Apple Doughnuts, it’s best to use firm, tart apples. Look for Honeycrisp, Gala, Fuji, or Granny Smith.

You can also use apple pie filling.

There are various ways to top the apple doughnuts:

  • Toss with cinnamon sugar made from 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon.
  • Drizzle with chocolate sauce or caramel sauce (like dulce de leche).
  • Drizzle with cream cheese frosting.
  • Dust with powdered sugar.

How To Store Puff Pastry Apple Doughnuts

The Puff Pastry Apple Doughnuts will become soggy quickly so they are best eaten immediately! If you want to do some prep work beforehand, slice the apples and place them in a bowl of water with a splash of lemon juice (to prevent browning).


Puff pastry
1 sheet
egg yolk
Powdered sugar

How To Make Puff Pastry Apple Doughnuts

Peel the apples.

Cut the apples into slices.

Remove the center from each slice, then place the apple slices on a puff pastry sheet.

Use a small bowl to cut rounds around the apple.

Cut other circles of the same size and place them on top of each apple.

Cut out the center of the puff pastry.

Close the outside edges with a fork.

Place on a baking tray. Brush each slice with beaten egg yolk.

Bake for 10 minutes at 180°C/356°F.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar to serve.


You can use other fruits for these Puff Pastry Apple Doughnuts. Substitute the apple rings with banana, firm peach slices, and even pears.

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