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Swedish Cream Apple Rings

 Swedish Cream Apple Rings
My mother made this classic coffee cake for every important holiday...Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter. Now, I carry on the tradition and as I make them, I remember my mom who was a lot like this recipe, soft and tasteful, but full of surprises. The overnight rise, let's you make the dough in advance so your morning won't be hectic.—
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk (110° to 115°)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • FILLING:
  • 2 cups finely chopped peeled apples
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon-sugar
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl,
  • combine the flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Add
  • the yeast mixture, cream, milk and egg yolks; stir until mixture
  • forms a soft dough. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • In a small bowl, combine the filling ingredients. Punch down dough;

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Swedish Cream Apple Rings (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • divide in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one portion
  • into a 13-in. x 7-in. rectangle. Sprinkle with half of filling.
  • Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Pinch seam to
  • seal. Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet; pinch ends
  • together to form a ring. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place, about 45 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from
  • pans to wire racks to cool. Combine the confectioners' sugar,
  • vanilla and enough milk to achieve a drizzling consistency. Drizzle
  • over warm tea rings. Yield: 2 rings (6 slices each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 462 calories, 21 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 110 mg cholesterol, 197 mg sodium, 65 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.