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Pecan Apple Kringle

My mother-in-law shared this pastry recipe with me a while back. Fresh from the oven, it makes a tasty Sunday breakfast when served with fresh fruit. —Tammy Rowland, Unalaska, Alaska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 kringles (6 slices each)

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • FILLING:
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped peeled apple
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

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. Stir in the yeast mixture, milk and egg yolk; beat until smooth (dough will be very soft). Do not knead. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a well-floured surface; divide in half. Refrigerate one portion. Roll remaining portion into an 18x6-in. rectangle. In a small bowl, beat egg white until stiff peaks form; brush half down the center of rectangle. Combine filling ingredients; sprinkle half over egg white.
  • Fold long sides of dough over filling, overlapping by 1-1/2 in.; pinch seam to seal. Carefully place seam side down on an ungreased baking sheet. Shape into a horseshoe; pinch ends to seal. Repeat with remaining dough, egg white and filling. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 35 minutes.
  • Bake at 400° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. For glaze, combine the confectioners’ sugar, water and vanilla; spread over kringles. Sprinkle with pecans.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 270 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 167mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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