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Cinnamon Apple Pie Croffle

Apples and cinnamon make the perfect pairing, but when you pile them high atop the flaky croffle you have a match made in heaven. Thankfully, these cinnamon apple pie croffles are incredibly easy to make!

croffles with apple pie filling on top

Two of my favorite things in the world are croissants and waffles.

I love how buttery and flaky they are, so I decided to make a mashup and combine the two.

My original croffle recipe shows you how to make a croffle and this one will give an autumn flair to it with the apple cinnamon topping.

Believe me, it is delicious!

If you’re looking for other fall recipes, be sure to check out my Apple Galette!

croffles with apple pie filling on top

What is a Cinnamon Apple Pie Croffle?

Croffles are a combination of a layered croissant cooked to perfection in a waffle iron.

While croffles are amazing on their own, they taste even more decadent with an apple cinnamon filling spilling over the top.

They truly are a perfect autumn dish that brings all of the best fall has to offer with the warmth of a fresh croffle.

croffles on a cutting board with apples

Why You’ll Love Apple Cinnamon Croffles

  • You can make them with fresh croissant dough, pastry dough, or even refrigerated croissants that come in the tube… you know, the ones you have to “pop” open. 
  • While apple cinnamon croffles are definitely a sweet treat, you can make savory croffles, as well.
  • If you use premade croissant dough, you will have croffles on the table in no time.
  • Croffles are customizable, so set out a plate of them and let your family pile high whatever toppings they want!
  • Aside from a waffle iron, these have virtually no clean up.
  • They are delicious enough for a special breakfast but also perfect for an every day breakfast, kind of like my cinnamon Christmas pancakes.
croffles with apple pie filling on top

What you need to make Cinnamon Apple Croffles

  • Waffle Iron- This is a must when making croffles. You will get those perfect pockets in each puff pastry with the flaky layers rising in between. The filling will settle in the indentions from the waffle iron and taste incredible.
  • Non-stick Spray– You will need to use a non-stick spray to keep the croffles from sticking to the waffle iron.
croffles with apple pie filling on top on a fork

Tell Me About these Apple Pie Croffles

  • Taste– You pair the spice from the cinnamon, sweetness of the apple filling, and buttery pastry all in one!
  • Texture– The crunch of the apples and soft, layered croffle are a perfect match.
  • Ease– The hardest part of this entire recipe is whipping up the filling, which is a piece of cake, and waiting until the table is set to eat these. They are so good!
  • Time– Most of your time is spent chopping the apples and pressing the croffles. This process might take a bit to ensure each croffle is cooked all of the way through, but it’s a recipe with a bunch of easy tasks.
ingredients for apple pie croffles

Apple Cinnamon Croffle Ingredients

  • Croissant dough– You may use whatever you have available to make your croffles, whether it’s premade from a store bought puff pastry or homemade from your kitchen! You will need croissant or puff pastry dough, not pie dough to make these. The flaky texture of pastry creates the perfect croffle.
  • Sugar– Croffles are best when sprinkled with a tad of sugar prior to pressing with the waffle iron, but this is totally optional.
  • Apple Cinnamon filling– You can make your own apple cinnamon filling, the recipe is below, or you can buy a can of apple pie filling from the grocery store. I must admit that the homemade version is worth every ounce of effort because the taste and texture is superior.
pastry dough on a waffle iron

How to make Apple Pie Croffles in 4 Easy Steps

  • Make Filling– Chop your apples and whip up your filling on the stove.
  • Make Croffles– Slice your pastry dough, roll, and press in your waffle iron.
  • Assemble Croffles– Top your warm croffles with apple cinnamon filling. Add a dollop of whipped cream or homemade ice cream, if you want.

Tips for Making Croffles

  • Roll your unbaked croffles in sugar to get a caramelized glaze on the outside when you press them.
  • Use cooking spray on your waffle iron prior to pressing each croffle so they don’t stick.
  • Use a for to gently release the croffle from the waffle iron if it sticks.
raw pastry dough being cut into triangles on cutting board

How to slice your Puff Pastry for Croffles

This is really just as easy. You just have to cut and roll the sheets of puff pastry to look like a croissant.

  1. Roll out your puff pastry dough on a very lightly floured counter. Don’t flour the pastry too much. All you are doing is keeping it from sticking while you work with the dough.
  2. Slice your dough into long, skinny triangles you can roll up to look like a croissant.
  3. Take one triangle at a time and roll them up. Starting with the wide end of the puff pastry, roll it up gently until it is rolled into a croissant.
  4. You may use this as you would for the rest of the recipe!
ingredients for cinnamon apple pie croffles

Ingredients for Apple Cinnamon Pie Filling

  • Apples– You can use whatever apples you have on hand. I like to mix green apples and red apples when I make pie filling to get all of the flavors.
  • Sugar– Sweeten your filling with white sugar, honey, or rapadura. I don’t like my filling too sweet, so I tend to go on the lighter side with the sweetener. 
  • Water– Water is needed to build the filling upon.
  • Butter– I used unsalted butter, but use what you have. 
  • Cinnamon– While I go light on the sugar, I go heavy on the cinnamon. I love the spice that cuts the sweetness from the apples and sugar.
  • Cornstarch– This is a great thickener that keeps our filling from being watery. If you don’t have cornstarch, you can use all purpose flour to thicken your filling.
apple pie filling on top of a croffle

How to make Apple Cinnamon Pie Filling

  1. Warm Filling– In a saucepan on the stove, warm the butter, apples, cinnamon, sugar, and water.
  2. Thicken– Add in your cornstarch mixture to thicken and stir until the filling comes together.

Add ins for Croffles

  • Whipped Cream
  • Ice Cream
  • Maple Syrup
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Nuts
  • Chocolate Sauce

Apple Cinnamon Pie Croffle Recipe

cinnamon apple pie croffles on a white plate

Cinnamon Apple Pie Croffle

Liz Quick
Apples and cinnamon make the perfect pairing, but when you pile them high atop the flaky croffle you have a match made in heaven. Thankfully, they are incredibly easy to make!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 12 croffles
Calories 300 kcal


  • 1 waffle iron
  • 1 small saucepan



  • 1 package frozen puff pastry dough
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

Cinnamon Apple Pie filling

  • 4 red or green apples, diced
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water



  • Roll up the puff pastry starting at the wide end of the triangle and roll it to the short end. Roll your puff pastry croissants in granulated sugar.
  • Heat your waffle iron until hot.
  • Spray your waffle Iron with non-stick spray.
  • Cook 1 to 2 croissants at a time, depending upon the size of your waffle Iron.

Cinnamon Apple Filling

  • Slice and cube your apples.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and add the cinnamon. Whisk that together.
  • Add in the apples, sugar, and 3 tablespoons water and stir to coat the apples. Let them cook for 5 minutes with the lid on so the apples begin to soften.
  • While they cook, make your thickening sauce. In a small bowl, mix the 2 tablespoons water and cornstarch together. Whisk it to dissolve the cornstarch in the water.
  • Add the cornstarch mixture to the apple pie filling and stir well.
  • Allow the mixture to bubble and thicken.
  • Once thick, remove it from the heat. Pour a generous amount over each croffle.


  • Roll your unbaked croffles in sugar to get a caramelized glaze on the outside when you press them.
  • Use cooking spray on your waffle iron prior to pressing each croffle so they don’t stick.
  • Use a for to gently release the croffle from the waffle iron if it sticks.
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