Caramel Apple Bombs for Dessert are so easy to make and so tasty! They aren’t packed full of sugar, and are messy toddler approved! Some people have asked if these are the same as apple dumplings, and they are really similar but just not quite the same! In total honesty, I was actually setting out to make my Apple Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread but I opened to fridge to realize that I had croissants instead of cinnamon rolls… and so I pivoted and created this recipe!
For this recipe, you are going to need apples, croissant dough, caramel sauce, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and allspice. It takes about 35 minutes including baking time.
Reasons why I like this recipe: it’s quick and easy, uses up apples if you have any getting soft, does not have as much sugar (although you could add more if you like a sweeter treat), and they are easy to eat on the go as snacks or treats.
First, you will want to cut up or dice up 6 apples into bite-sized or smaller pieces. I use a smaller corer/slicer and then I cut up the slices. I have a chopper and I love it – it does make really small pieces of apples so if you want smaller pieces use the smaller chop or for larger you this larger grid. I also do not peel my apples because I like a little bit of crunch and don’t like to waste the time – but if you prefer to do so you can.
After all the apples are all chopped, add to a pan with a half a stick of butter, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and a small amount of ginger. I don’t really measure this part just a few shakes of cinnamon and one shake or two of the others. Here is where you could add in a half of cup of brown sugar if you wanted to make this sweeter. Once you have sauteed the mixture, I used this mat for prepping the caramel apple bombs so they didn’t stick to the counter.
Take one croissant and flatten it out, stretching it slightly. Then, spoon one or two heaping scoops of apple mixture onto the bottom layer, and top with caramel drizzle. For a lazy mom hack, I used premade caramel but if you wanted to make your own you could, too. After the caramel, add the second croissant and press down, then take the two ends of the croissant and wrap them to create a ball shape instead of a triangle.
Repeat this process until you have your desired number of caramel apple bombs, 6 apples will make approximately 3 rolls of croissants or 12 apple bombs.
Place in the oven at 350 degrees for roughly 20 minutes or until croissants are golden brown and fully cooked.
Serve garnished with caramel drizzle and cinnamon sprinkled on top!
Easy and Taste Caramel Apple Bombs
- 1 baking sheet
- 2 non-stick baking mats optional
- 1 food chopper optional
- 1 apple slicer optional
- 6 whole apples sliced and diced into bite size pieces
- 3 rolls croissant
- 1/2 stick butter
- 2 tbsp cinnamon roughly measured, additional to garnish
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp cloves
- 1 tsp allspice
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 bottle caramel sauce to drizzle inside and on top
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- First, take the apples and dice them into bite-sized pieces. You can also peel them if you want to, but I don't. I use an apple slicer and then put them in my food chopper but you could also chop them by hand.
- Next, add the 1/2 stick butter, apples, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice to a pan and good apples until soft, usually around 5-7 minutes.
- Once apples are soft, flatten out a croissant, using a large serving spoon, scoop a few spoonfuls of apple mixture leaving room around the edge to seal the croissant.
- Using caramel sauce, drizzle caramel over the top of the apple mixture.
- Taking a second croissant, place over the apple mixture and seal the croissant all the way around. Once it is mostly sealed, take the two ends of the triangle and wrap them together to create more of a circle/bomb shape instead of a triangle, sealing the dough completely together.
- Repeat until you have used all of the mixture and croissant dough.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown and fully cooked and top with caramel drizzle and cinnamon