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!
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When my family heads to Orlando, we almost always purchase the Disney Dining Plan and we take full advantage of it!
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.
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).
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!
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.
Ingredients for Disney World Cronuts
Frozen Puff Pastry Sheets (2 Sheets)- Using pre-made puff pastry sheets speeds up the process of making cronuts because you skip the step of making dough.
Beaten Eggs- Eggs will help to bind the layers of cronut together before frying.
Frying Oil- To fry cronuts, I like to use a neutral-tasting oil like vegetable or canola.
Flour- Flour will be used to dust your countertop to keep the dough from sticking.
Cinnamon & Sugar- This mixture will be used to coat the cronuts after frying.
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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.
 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.
 Remove the sheets from the freezer and use a donut cutter to cut donut shapes in the pastry sheet.
 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!
 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.
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.
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!
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