Caramelized apple monkey bread

Caramelized apple monkey bread

  • Portions 6
  • Preparation 25 minutes
  • Cook 25 minutes
Recommended consumption time
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
  • Snacks
  • Appetizer

Recipe created by

Katherine Duris, Corporate Chef – Canada

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Ingredients used

  • 3 medium sized Granny Smith apples cut into small cubes
  • 150 gr White sugar
  • 30 gr Unsalted butter
  • 135 gr White sugar (to coat the croissants)
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 70 gr Unsalted butter
  • 90 gr Brown sugar
  • 35 ml 35% cream
  • 1 Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract


  • STEP 1

    Preheat the oven to 345°F. Peel the apples and cut them into small cubes.

  • STEP 2

    Caramelize 150 gr of white sugar using direct heat. Once the sugar has turned a light amber, add 30 gr of butter, stir in, then stir in the apples. Cook the apples in the caramel until slightly tender. Pour out onto a parchment lined baking sheet to cool rapidly.

  • STEP 3

    In a saucepan, combine 70 gr of butter, 90 gr of brown sugar, 35 ml of 35% cream, a pinch of salt and the vanilla. Place on medium heat and whisk the mixture together until the butter has melted. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  • STEP 4

    Stir together the 135 gr of white sugar and 2 tsp of cinnamon. With the croissants mostly thawed, cut the croissants into one-inch pieces and toss in the cinnamon sugar mixture making sure all the pieces are well coated.

  • STEP 5

    Butter the muffin molds. Begin building by placing 1-1 1/2 tablespoons of caramelized apples at the bottom of the mold. Add cinnamon croissant pieces, and finish by pouring the sauce over the croissant pieces until it reaches the top.

  • STEP 6

    Place on a parchment lined baking sheet (there will be overflow from the sauce), set the fan speed to low, and bake at 345°F for approx. 25 minutes.

  • STEP 7

    Once out of the oven, allow to completely cool before removing from mold. Serve warm and accompany with ice cream, creme Anglaise, natural whipped cream, or caramel sauce.