This apple fritter breakfast casserole combines all your favorite flavors of apple fritter donuts into a breakfast casserole. Simple to prepare, place in the oven, and enjoy apple fritter breakfast casserole for everyone to enjoy.
On our farmers market Saturdays. its a weekly tradition to head across the street and grab donuts from our local bakery. Sometimes our kiddos will join us at the market also, and they really enjoy the morning donuts and look forward to getting them. My favorite is the apple fritter!
The sweet cinnamon breading with bits of juicy apples topped off with a creamy icing!
So simple! Prepare the ingredients and layer in the 9×13 and bake. Let cool then add the icing.
Apple Fritter Breakfast Casserole
5 apples – peeled and chopped ( I like more tart apples, so I used Granny Smith)
6 Tbsp. butter
1 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. Clabber Girl corn starch
2 Tbsp. warm water
4 large Croissants (12 oz)
1/2 c. heavy cream
1/2 c. apple butter
3 eggs – beaten
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 c. powdered sugar
4 Tbsp. heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
For the apple mixture
In a medium size pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the brown sugar to the melted butter and stir until both are completely blended. Add the chopped apples pieces to the pan and stir until they are coated well with the sugar mixture. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes longer while continuing to stir. During that 5 to 10 minutes, in a small bow stir together the corn starch and warm water and add to the apple mixture and cook/stir for the remainder of the 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside while preparing the rest of the casserole.
For the casserole
In a small bowl add the heavy cream, apple butter, eggs, and cinnamon and whisk together. Pull apart the croissants into chunky pieces and place at the bottom of a sprayed 9×13 casserole dish. Pour half of the apple butter/cream mixture over the croissant pieces and then top with half of the apple mixture. Using a spoon, gently stir around the ingredients so apple mixture and the apple butter/cream mixture are somewhat coating the croissant pieces. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool down to warm. Add glaze and serve.
For the glaze
Combine the powdered sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla extract together in small bowl and stir together with a fork until smooth. Drizzle over the breakfast casserole.
Optional: Sometimes when making this casserole I will add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans when cooking the apples.
All your favorite flavors of an apple fritter together in a breakfast casserole. Bake it up for a weekend breakfast or for a special occasion. It is delicious anytime!