"Krustules is a Croation dessert. This recipe came from my Aunt Pauline. I make it every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas to share with my family. Krustule are time consuming to make, but my family enjoys them so much it is worth the time. Thanks to the first review of this dessert I was able to get the correct spelling of this Croation dessert. (I was spelling it as Krustlers.)"
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Ready In:


  • 3 eggs
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 34 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 12 teaspoon rum extract
  • 12 teaspoon brandy extract
  • 12 teaspoon anise extract
  • 34 cup whiskey
  • 12 cup butter, melted
  • flour (enough flour to make dough resemble a pie crust dough)
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil
  • Cinnamon Mixture

  • 14 cup cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar


  • Beat eggs and sugar until lemon color.
  • Add extracts, whiskey and baking powder.
  • Add butter.
  • Sift in flour to make dough resembling pie crust dough.
  • Knead lightly.
  • Roll very thin.
  • Cut in strips.
  • Mix cinnamon and sugar to have ready to sprinkle on Krostule after you deep fry them.
  • Deep fry in vegetable oil (I use an electric frying pan with a 48 ounces of vegetalble oil) until Krostule looks crisp. (30 or so seconds on each side).
  • Put on plate with paper towel, to soak about extra oil.
  • Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.

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  1. Jenn J
    This is a fabulous recipe and you get delicious results.....just keep will eventually get through all that dough! :)
  2. nitko
    This is very nice dessert. We call it in Croatia "KROSTULE". We do not put whiskey in it in Croatia because it is not our traditional strong drink. We would put rakija "lozovaca", nevertheless, it is a great dessert. To answer your question: Vanila sugar can be bought in Croatia (and probbably elswhere) in packages of 10g. It is white christal sugar with vanilla flavor.


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