The Cronut is a pastry. It resembles a doughnut and is made from croissant-like dough filled with flavored cream and fried in grapeseed oil. The Cronut was created and trademarked in 2013 by the French pastry chef Dominique Ansel.[1][2]

Cronut cross-section


Cronut is a blend of (cro)issant and do(nut).


Dominique Ansel Bakery, New York City

In 2013, the French bakery owner Dominique Ansel created the pastry out of dough similar to that of a croissant (a pastry that he had been more familiar with) with flavored cream inside.[3][4] It took Ansel two months to perfect the recipe.[5]

Ansel introduced the Cronut on May 10, 2013, at Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York's SoHo neighborhood. That night, a blogger from Grub Street, the online restaurant blog from New York, reported on the new pastry.[3][1] The post resulted in much interest and online circulation, and by the third day, a line of over 100 people had formed outside the shop to buy it.[4]

Within nine days of introducing the pastry, Ansel filed for a trademark for the name "Cronut" at the United States Patent and Trademark Office,[6] which was approved.[7][8]

Similar products

After the release of the Cronut, similar products have sprung up throughout the world including some with different names such as the Kelownut,[9] Doughssant,[10] Crullant,[11] zonut,[12] and others.[13][14][15]

Dominique Ansel released an at-home Cronut recipe in his cookbook, Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes, in 2015, for bakers to attempt in their own homes. Like the original pastry made at Ansel's bakeries, the process takes three days.[16]


Writing for the Village Voice in May 2013, Tejal Rao proclaimed the Cronut Ansel's "masterpiece".[17] Time named the Cronut one of the best "extremely fun" inventions of 2013.[18]

See also


  1. Merwin, Hugh (May 9, 2013). "Introducing the Cronut, a Doughnut-Croissant Hybrid That May Very Well Change Your Life". Grub Street New York.
  2. "Meet the Cronut: Croissant-Donut Hybrid Takes Pastry World by Storm". ABC News. 2013-05-20. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
  3. "Eureka! From Gone Girl to the selfie stick – how one great idea can change your life". The Guardian. November 6, 2015.
  4. Shunk, Laura (2013-12-04). "Cronut Wizard Dominique Ansel: 'I Want to Make the World of Pastry Exciting'". Archived from the original on 2014-02-13. Retrieved 2014-02-26.
  5. Salter, Katy (2013-06-05). "The Cronut – the US pastry sensation that must cross the Atlantic". The Guardian. Retrieved 2022-09-23.
  6. O'Connor, Brendan (May 8, 2015). "The Mysterious Persistence of the Cronut". The New York Times Magazine.
  7. Little, Katie (2013-06-07). "Cronut Mania Spawns Imitators and a Trademark Rush". CNBC. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
  8. "Official USPTO Notice of Acceptance Section 8: U.S. Trademark RN 4788108: CRONUT". United States Patent and Trademark Office. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  9. Munro, Rob (2019-08-03). "The origin of the Kelownut and why they've been so hard to find lately". Kelowna News. Retrieved 2021-04-15.
  10. Blume, Brett (2013-07-08). "The 'Cronut'... Er, That's the 'Doughssant'... Has Arrived In St. Louis". KMOX. Archived from the original on 2013-12-19. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
  11. Tatusian, Tenny (June 27, 2013). "Cronut in LA: Semi Sweet Bakery to introduce the Crullant". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 2013-07-05.
  12. Ting, Inga (2013-06-14). "Good Food - From cronut to zonut, pastry fever comes to Sydney". The Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 2013-08-28. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
  13. "'Cronut' craze has made it to Jacksonville". First Coast News. June 28, 2013.
  14. Ode, Kim (March 30, 2015). "A homemade version of the Cronut". Star Tribune.
  15. McDermid, Wilkes (2013-08-23). "Where to get cronuts in London". Retrieved 2015-09-24.
  16. Ansel, Dominique (2014). "The At-Home Cronut™ Pastry". The Secret Recipes. Murdoch Books. ISBN 978-1476764191. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  17. Rao, Tejal (2013-05-10). "The Cronut Is a Doughnut-Croissant Love Child". The Village Voice. Archived from the original on 2014-08-14. Retrieved 2014-08-13.
  18. Griffin, Carolyn (November 13, 2013). "The 25 Best Inventions of the Year 2013". Time. Archived from the original on November 14, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2021.
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