Apple and Puff Pastry Dessert: Simple and Extra Quick

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Apple and puff pastry dessert with simple and affordable ingredients. Incredibly quick and easy. And the best part: crispy crust.

By Ksenia
23. April 2024
Rating: 5.00

Why this recipe is great

This apple and puff pastry dessert is ready in no time. It’s perfect for a chilled afternoon when you don’t have time to bake but want a freshly baked dessert with your tea or coffee.

Simple, very affordable ingredients and extra quick.

Apple and Puff Pastry Dessert: Quick and Easy

If you like quick desserts, this apple and puff pastry dessert is for you. You can make it all year long because apples are always available. Last but not least, it is very affordable.

You need puff pastry to make it, which makes the dessert incredibly convenient. You don’t need to knead and wait hours for a dough to rise. Grab puff pastry in the nearest grocery store, and you are ready! You need an egg, cinnamon, sugar, and a little flour, except for apples and puff pastry. You can use sugar alone; cinnamon is optional.

A recipe calls for very affordable and simple ingredients you have at home. You can make apple and puff pastry desserts even on Sundays when all grocery stores are closed. Chilled Sunday with a cup of coffee or tea and an apple and puff pastry dessert—a dream, right?!

Why is Apple and Puff Pastry the Best Combo for a Dessert?

  • Apple and puff pastry work so well together. Why? Because:
  • Baked apples hold their shape well.
  • Apples don’t release a lot of juice and don’t make the puff pastry soggy.
  • You can use both sour and sweet apples if you like.
  • Add cinnamon, vanilla, or other spices to enrich the flavor.

Recipe and Tips

This apple in puff pastry recipe is super easy. You’ll just need a few basic ingredients: apples, sugar, cinnamon, an egg for egg wash, and some flour. And don’t forget the puff pastry! Most puff pastry doesn’t have yeast, but double-check to ensure yours doesn’t. You need yeast-free puff pastry for this recipe.

Cut the apple rings. If the apples have thin skin, there is no need to peel them. However, if the skin is thick, go ahead and peel it.
Core the apples. You can do it with a knife. Or bottle caps are also good! Take the puff pastry out of the fridge. Roll it out and sprinkle it with flour. This way, the pastry will not stick to your hands.

Slice the puff pastry into strips. Grab one strip and loop it through the hole in an apple ring. Wrap it around the ring, then keep looping it through the hole until it is covered. Repeat with the rest of the rings and strips. Make the holes in the apple rings wide. Broader holes make it easier to loop the strips through. And prevent the pastry from sticking together. We recommend a hole diameter of at least 2 cm (about 0.8 inches). Also, opt for medium or large apples. If looping the strips through apple rings takes too long, you can speed up the process. And make small croissants instead. Cut apple rings in half and wrap puff pastry strips around the halves. It’s quicker and easier than with apple rings.

Place the puff pastry apples on a baking sheet with non-stick parchment paper. If you’re not using non-stick parchment paper, grease it with oil to prevent sticking. Brush with egg. Mix sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle on top. If you don’t like cinnamon, you can sprinkle only with sugar. But don’t skip it. Sprinkling with sugar or sugar-cinnamon mix will give the dessert a crispy crust. Bake in the lower-middle position.

That’s it – the apple and puff pastry dessert is ready! Enjoy soft apples coated in a crispy crust, ready in no time.

Quick Recipe Checklist for a Perfect Dessert

This apple and puff pastry dessert is very easy. Still, keep in mind a few details on prepping for a perfect result. Here is a quick checklist:

  • Don’t take the puff pastry out of the fridge in advance. You can better work with pastry if it’s chilled.
  • Use a broad bottle cap to core the apple rings if you don’t have a coring knife.
  • Peel apples if they have thick skin. No need to peel apples with thin skin.
  • Choose big apples. It’s easier to loop puff pastry strips through big apple rings.
  • Make the holes in the apple rings at least 2 cm (about 0.8 inches) in diameter. Otherwise, it will be difficult to loop strips.
  • Sprinkle puff pastry with flour so it doesn’t stick to your hands.
  • For a crispy crust, sprinkle with a sugar-cinnamon mix or just sugar.

Cinnamon Sugar Crust

Do you love apple and cinnamon desserts? Or even Cinnabon rolls? The answer is yes. Unfortunately, you need ages to make Cinnabons and ages to make the dough.

Make this apple and puff pastry dessert instead. It’s incredibly quick and full of cinnamon flavor. Don’t forget to sprinkle with a cinnamon-sugar mix before baking. It will caramelize during baking, and you will fall in love with this crispy crust.

More Recipes with Apples

Are you looking for more recipes with apples? What about apple cake? It’s only apples and a little bit of batter to bind. And the best part is the crispy cinnamon butter crust. A must-try!

Or apples coated in chocolate. It’s an amazing dessert for warm, sunny days. You can make it in advance and keep it in the freezer all summer.

A close up on apple and puff pastry dessert with sugar grains and cinnamon grains on top, which makes it very crispy.

Apple and Puff Pastry Dessert | Ready in No Time

5 from 2 votes
Apple and puff pastry dessert with soft apples and crispy cinnamon sugar crust. Incredibly quick dessert!
Servings 10 Servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 2 apples total weight 500 g
  • 1 package puff pastry 275 g*
  • 25 g sugar
  • 2 g cinnamon 1 teaspoon
  • 1 egg for egg wash
  • ½ tsp all-purpose flour
  • powdered sugar optional


  • Preheat the oven to 200 C (390 F). Cut 500 grams of apples into rings around 8-10 mm (approximately 0.3-0.4 inches) wide.
    Cutting apples into rings with a sharp knife from the above.
  • Core the apple with a special or regular knife. A broad bottle cap also works perfectly for coring the apple rings. Make a wide hole in the apple rings. We recommend a hole with a diameter of at least 2 cm (about 0.8 inches).*
    Coring an apples ring with with a broad cap.
  • Take the puff pastry out of the fridge. We are using one package of puff pastry weighing 275 g. Roll it out and sprinkle it with a little flour (about ½ teaspoon). This way, you can easily work with the puff pastry, which will not stick to your hands. Spread flour over the pastry.
    Puff pastry rolled out sprinkled with flour.
  • Cut the pastry into strips 1-1.5 cm wide (approximately 0.4-0.6 inches).
    Using a knife to cut puff pastry into strips for preparing a dessert.
  • Put one puff pastry strip through the hole in an apple ring and wrap it around. Keep looping until the apple ring is fully covered. Repeat for all the rings and strips.
    Stripping puff pastry strips around apples rings.
  • If it takes too long, you can make small croissants instead. Half the apple rings and wrap puff pastry strips around it.
    Showing puff pastry croissants and puff pastry apple rings on baking form.
  • Mix 25 g of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
    Mixing cinnamon and sugar before sprinkling it on puff pastry dessert.
  • Mix 1 egg for egg wash. Brush with the egg.
    Brushing puff pastry dessert with egg before sprinkling it with cinnamon sugar mix.
  • Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.*
    Puff pastry dessert and puff pastry croissants on the baking sheet ready for baking.
  • Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon mix.*
    Sprinkling cinnamon sugar mix over puff pastry dessert before baking.
  • Bake at 200 C (390 F) with the oven rack in the lower-middle position for 25 minutes. Use the top-bottom mode. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if you like.
    Baking apple and puff pastry dessert in the oven.



*Use yeast-free puff pastry.
*With broad holes, looping the puff pastry strips through will be easier. With small holes, the strips start to stick together.
*Use non-sticking parchment paper or grease parchment paper with oil.
*If you dislike cinnamon, sprinkle the dessert with sugar for a crispy crust.


Calories: 187kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 75mgPotassium: 63mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 44IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
Calories: 187kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, European
Keywords: apple and puff pastry, apple and puff pastry dessert, apple in puff pastry recipe, apples in pastry

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