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Orange Pull-Apart Coffee Ring

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour + rising Bake: 40 min. + cooling


12 servings

This coffee ring is an old family recipe that's long been a hit with anyone who's tried it. The yeast bread is a great Sunday treat - or the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebration.
Orange Pull-Apart Coffee Ring Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/4 cups warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 7 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 4-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, divided
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Add the sugar, egg yolks, butter, salt and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 24 pieces; shape into balls. In a shallow bowl, combine sugar and orange zest.
  4. Sprinkle 1/4 cup almonds into a greased 10-in. fluted tube pan. Dip half the balls in melted butter; roll in sugar mixture. Arrange over almonds. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup almonds. Repeat with remaining balls. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  5. Bake on lowest oven rack at 350° for 38-42 minutes or until golden brown (cover loosely with foil if browning too quickly). Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a platter.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 356 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 293mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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