The Hybrid Cronut

The Hybrid Cronut

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Is it a doughnut or a croissant? What’s that inside? Welcome to the latest food craze, and give it a try at home! For the background on this fun recipe, see our story about National Doughnut Day and the cronut, the brainchild of Chef Dominque Ansel of New York City.


  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cans Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • Your choice of fillings (you'll need about 2 T. of each choice--try jams, ready-made puddings, or savory cheeses)
  • Your choice of toppings (glaze, powdered sugar, sprinkles, icing, bacon, fruit)


  • 1 In deep fryer or 2-quart heavy saucepan, heat oil to frying temperature, about 350°F.
  • 2 Separate crescent rolls into two rectangles per package, and layer them by stacking the rectangles
  • 3 Fold in half to get another layer
  • 4 Use a biscuit cutter or doughnut cutter to cut a round doughnut, setting the doughnut hole aside
  • 5 Reroll the remaining dough by rolling it out thin, then folding it to layer as many times as possible
  • 6 Fry doughnuts about 3 minutes total, flipping once midway through cooking
  • 7 Drain on paper towels or parchment and allow to cool a few minutes
  • 8 Separate into three parts, then spread filling on each layer; reassemble doughnut
  • 9 Decorate any way you choose!


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