Last updated on June 6th, 2018 at 11:51 am
These Dulce de Leche Cronuts are insanely delicious and topped with a dulce de leche glaze. Check out the recipe and the video to learn how to make these easy copycat cronuts using puff pastry!
Are cronuts even still a thing? I seem to always be late for these things, but I don’t care because I literally had a dream about these cronuts and when I woke up I went to the store to buy what I needed. If you think I’m kidding when I tell you my dreams are made of cakes, cronuts, donuts and other incredible pastries, I AM NOT, my friends!
But more than that, I dream of ways to simplify things and making these cronuts could not get any easier. Seriously people, even your kids could make these. I am using 4 sheets of puff pastry that I brush with egg yolk in between the sheets, just so that they stick together and don’t come apart when you’re baking them. Then you simply cut them out using cookie cutters and bake them. As you bake them, they rise up and create these wonderful cronuts with layers upon layers of beautiful puff pastry. It’s really a good thing.
Now I decided to top these with a dulce de leche glaze, only because I’m going through a dulce de leche phase, but seriously these would be great several ways. I can think of dipping them in chocolate, or turn them into churro cronuts by brushing them with a bit of butter then rolling them in cinnamon sugar, seriously the possibilities are endless.
But don’t let dulce de leche scare you, it’s really just a creamy caramel sauce and although you could make your own, I prefer to use the store bought kind because it’s easier and still just as good. I buy jars and jars of dulce de leche and use it on all kinds of things, even in my coffee, oh yeah!
But all you have to do with these cronuts is dip them into this dulce de leche glaze then let them drip for a couple minutes until the glaze hardens a bit on the cronuts. Then I like to drizzle some more dulce de leche over them, sprinkle some powdered sugar and that’s all she wrote.
Try my Butter Pecan Dulce de Leche Poke Cake with the leftover dulce de leche that you end up with!
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Dulce de Leche Cronuts
- 4 sheets puff pastry (2 boxes), thawed
- 2 egg yolks beaten
- Preheat your oven to 375 F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- On a clean work surface, sprinkle some flour. This will keep the puff pastry from sticking to your work surface. Place one of the puff pastry sheets on the work surface. Brush it with some of the egg yolk. Add the 2nd sheet on top of the first one and brush with egg yolk. Repeat with remaining sheets. DO NOT brush egg yolk over the top sheet.
- Roll out the sheets so that you have a square of about 12 inches by 12 inches.
- Using two round cookie cutters, one that's 2 or 3 inches in diameter, depending on how big you want them, and 1 that's 1 inch in diameter, cut out donut shapes from the dough. You should get about 16 donuts.
- Place the donuts onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- While the donuts are baking, make the glaze. Add all the ingredients for the glaze into a medium size bowl and whisk well, until smooth.
- Place a cooling rack over another baking sheet that's also lined with parchment paper. Remove cronuts from the oven and dip into the glaze, then place onto a cooling rack, letting the glaze drip down.
- Optionally you could drizzle them with more dulce de leche and then sprinkle with a bit of powdered sugar before serving them.
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