A super easy recipe for Disney World Cronuts that will knock your socks off! Layers of delicious puff pastry dough, fried to perfection and covered in cinnamon and sugar! Just like Epcot!

A cronut on a plate topped with ice cream

 

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If you can’t tell by my blog and my Instagram feed, I am a HUGE Disney fan! The food at Walt Disney World is one of the major reasons that I love to visit.

 

When my family heads to Orlando, we almost always purchase the Disney Dining Plan and we take full advantage of it!

 

Six copycat Disney World cronuts

 

Disney snacks are included with each of the dining plans and one of my all-time favorites is a Cronut from Epcot!

 

What is a Cronut?

 

My mouth is watering just thinking about the delicious crunchy but soft, sweet treat.

 

A cronut on a plate

 

If you are wondering what a cronut is, according to Wikipedia  it’s “a pastry that resembles a doughnut and is made from croissant-like dough which is filled with flavored cream”.

 

Disney World Cronuts

 

The cronuts available from Refreshment Port at Epcot are not filled with flavored cream, but they can be ordered al-a-mode, or topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (I definitely recommend this).

 

A bite of a homemade cronut

 

After tasting this delicious treat, I knew I wanted to make them to enjoy at home. So off to YouTube I went.

 

It turns out, making cronuts is kind of complicated and takes a very L-O-N-G time. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time for that!

 

Cheater Cronuts

 

Enter the “cheater cronut”. This cronut recipe has all of the delicious texture and flavor of a traditional cronut, without all of the work.

 

These are great to make on a Saturday or Sunday morning for breakfast or as a delicious dessert at the end of the day. You could really eat them just about any time, I won’t judge.

 

A close up of a homemade cronut

 

You might also like Disney’s Tonga Toast Recipe found here!

 

Ingredients for Disney World Cronuts

 

 

a stack of cronuts

 

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How to Make Disney World Cronuts Recipe

 

  • The first thing you will want to do is thaw out your puff pastry sheets by letting them sit at room temperature for about 40 minutes.

 

  • Once they have thawed, remove them from the wrapper. Unfold the puff pastry sheets so that they make a large rectangle.

 

A pastry brush and puff pastry dough

 

  • Beat the egg in a bowl and use a pastry brush to spread the egg over the puff pastry.

 

  • Fold the dough in thirds (like a letter) and place the sheets back in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.

 

Puff pastry dough folded to make cronuts

 

  • Remove the sheets from the freezer and use a donut cutter to cut donut shapes in the pastry sheet.

 

Circles being cut out of dough for Disney World Cronuts

 

  • I ended up with six full donuts. I didn’t want all of that delicious dough to go to waste, so I cut the scraps into smaller pieces to make cronut holes!

 

Cronuts ready to be fried

 

  • While you are cutting out your cronuts, heat your vegetable or canola oil on the stove or in a deep fryer until the temperature reaches 350 degrees.

 

  • Prepare the coating by mixing the cinnamon and sugar together and placing it in a shallow dish, like a pie pan.

 

Cinnamon sugar to coat cronuts

 

How to Fry Disney World Cronuts

 

  • Fry the cronuts for about 2-3 minutes on each side until they are golden brown. You’ll want to fry two cronuts at a time so that the temperature of the oil doesn’t drop too much.

 

  • Use silicone tongs to remove the cronuts and place them in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Coat the cronut entirely and place it on a cooling rack to cool, if you don’t eat it first!

 

Cronuts being dusted in cinnamon sugar

 

If you want to get the full Disney World Cronuts experience, top them with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream while they are warm. Absolute heaven!

 

Three cronuts and a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter

 

If you like these, you might also like Homemade Disney Churros and Mickey Beignets! Yum. Check out all of my Disney Recipes HERE.

 

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A freshly fried Disney World cronut on a white plate covered in cinnamon and sugar.

Disney World Cronuts

Yield: 6 Cronuts
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

A super easy recipe for Disney World Cronuts that will knock your socks off! Layers of delicious puff pastry dough, fried to perfection and covered in cinnamon and sugar! Just like Epcot!

Ingredients

  • 1 Package Puff Pastry, 2 sheets
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 8 Cups Oil, canola or vegetable for frying
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Thaw the puff pastry sheets at room temperature for about 40 minutes. Remove them from the wrapper, once they have thawed. 
  2. Beat the egg in a bowl and unfold the puff pastry sheets completely. 
  3. Use a pastry brush to spread the egg over the puff pastry. 
  4. Fold the dough in thirds (like a letter) and place the sheets back in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Heat the vegetable or canola oil on the stove or in a deep fryer until the temperature reaches 350 degrees. 
  6. Prepare the coating by mixing the cinnamon and sugar together and placing it in a shallow dish, like a pie pan.
  7. Remove the sheets from the freezer and use a donut cutter to cut donut shapes in the pastry sheet. 
  8. Fry two cronuts at a time for about 2-3 minutes on each side until they are golden brown. 
  9. Use silicone tongs to remove the cronuts and place them in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Coat the cronut entirely and place it on a cooling rack.
  10. Top the warm cronuts with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the full Disney World experience!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 Cronut
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 403Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 396mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 0.6gSugar: 19gProtein: 7g