Dutch apple beignets

Dutch apple beignets

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Dutch apple beignets

This is the end of 2017 and new years eve is coming! On new years eve we eat Oliebollen and Dutch apple beignets. This is a typical Dutch treat on new years eve. All street vendors are selling them only our catering service deepfry our own apple beignets!  The most common is with cinnamon and sugar. We bake them as well with our own apple pie spices and they taste both delicious! Also we do a little extra! We cut the middle of the apple and fill this with almond paste and raisins. For our apple beignets we are using puff pastry. The other way is making a batter and dip thick apple slices and deepfry. We call these apple fritters!

Our customers prefer with puff pastry. After deepfrying we dip each apple beignet into a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. That’s an original Dutch apple beignets. For this recipe I am advising you to buy square sized puff pastry. When you use larger puff pastry sheets, you need to cut them on size yourself. This cost alot more work and the square sized are perfect for this recipe!


Deepfried apple beignets with apples and cinnamon

Ingredients for Dutch apple beignets.



For Dutch apple beignets you need apples which are good for apple pies! For this recipe we are using a typical Dutch apple called golden reinnets. These apples are not worldwide for sale! You need to check which apple is suitable in your own country for apple pies. When you peel the skin and cut the middle part of the apple, sprinkle this with lemon juice.


Puff pastry, almond paste and cutting puff pastry with a cookie cutter

Ingredients for Dutch apple pie


Apple beignets in shape

You don’t need much for this recipe! A large round cookie cutter (4 inch/10cm) makes your apple beignet in shape. For this recipe you need 2 square sized sheets and the best thing to do is to use half frozen puff pastry. These sheets are easier to handle than when it is on room temperature. Also they stick better to each other with water. When both sides of puff pastry stick to each other, then they are ready for deepfrying.


Gooey apple beignet fritters Dutch New year eve snack

Gooey Dutch apple beignets


Baking apple beignets

When all apple beignets covered with puff pastry, they are ready to deepfry. For this recipe, you need sunflower oil and make sure your oil is 190c/375F. Then you can deep fry your apple beignets until they are golden brown on both sides. This takes about 6 to 7 minutes. The best thing to do is to flip them every other 2 minutes. When they are ready put them with kitchen towel in a colander for about 15 minutes. Dip these apple beignets on both sides in a mixture of extra fine granulated sugar with cinnamon. Your Dutch apple beignets are ready to eat. I hope you have enjoyed this recipe for new years eve.

If you have questions about this recipe, please leave a comment in our comment box below. Our catering service wish you happy new year 2018 and we will come back with more recipes. Enjoy making Dutch apple beignets.


Dutch apple beignet fritters with cinnamon, sugar and almond paste

Dutch apple beignets with cinnamon and sugar




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  • 1 package Puff pastry squares (5 ½ x 5 ½ inch) 10 sheets
  • 3 apples (Apple pie apples)
  • 1 ½ tbsp extra fine granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp butter (no margarine)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 gallon sun flour oil


  1. Peel apples and cut them in slices ( half to ¾ inch thick). Cut the apple core part ( in the middle ). Then you have a hole.
  2. Use ¼ of the almond paste recipe and mix this with 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1 tsp of butter. Mix well until you have a smooth brown paste.
  3. Pour 1 tsp of lemon juice on the apples and season this with cinnamon. Fill the core of the apple with cinnamon almond paste.
  4. Brush 5 half frozen puff pastry squares lightly with water and lay 1 slice of cinnamon apple with almond paste on each puff pastry sheet.
  5. Use 5 more Puff pastry square sheets and put them on top of the apple. Push all edges around the apple and make sure there are no openings left.
  6. Use a large round cookie cutter (4 inches/10cm) and cut the apple with puff pastry . Make sure puff pastry sticks to the bottom puff pastry part, when not, push this again until this is closed.
  7. Pre heat sun flour oil 375F/190C and deep fry each apple beignet until golden brown of color. Flip each apple beignet every other 2 minutes until you reach 7 minutes frying time.
  8. Put your deepfried apple beignets in a colander with kitchen towel. Leave them there for about 15 minutes.
  9. Mix 2 tbsp of extra fine granulated sugar with 1 tsp of cinnamon and dip each apple beignet on both sides into the sugar/cinnamon dip. They are ready to serve. Apple inside will be a bit gooey and warm like warm apple sauce.
  10. ****Bake 4 apple beignets at per batch in a large frying pan.
Cuisine: Netherlands | Recipe Type: New years eve baking


Use our almond paste recipe for this recipe. Prepare this first and use 1/4 of the Almond paste. You can freeze them 1/4 parts. Wrap this with plastic film. ** Don't dip these apple beignets into sugar/cinnamon mix right after frying.They need to rest for about 15 minutes. ** Use apples which are good for apple pie recipes) **** You can mix almond spice with soaked raisins as well (optional)

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