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Austrian Apple Twists

 Austrian Apple Twists
This recipe has been one of my favorites for years. I like to make these sweet treats for special occasions because everyone enjoys them.
64 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 medium tart apple, peeled and finely chopped
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 teaspoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Finely chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the yeast and flour; add butter and mix
  • well. Add egg yolks and sour cream; mix well. Shape into four balls.
  • Place in separate resealable plastic bags or wrap in plastic wrap;
  • refrigerate overnight.
  • Combine sugar, pecans and cinnamon; set aside. On a floured surface,
  • roll each ball of dough into a 9-in. circle. Sprinkle with sugar
  • mixture and apple. Cut each circle into 16 wedges; roll up from wide
  • edge and pinch to seal. Place with point side down on greased baking
  • sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 16-20 minutes or until lightly browned.

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Austrian Apple Twists (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Immediately remove to wire racks to cool. For icing, combine sugar,
  • milk and vanilla until smooth; drizzle over the twists. Sprinkle
  • with pecans. Yield: 64 twists.
Editor's Note: The yeast does not need to be dissolved in liquid, and no rising time is necessary before baking.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 78 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 31 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.