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 TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
Makes2 kringles (6 slices each)
- 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
- 3/4 cup finely chopped peeled apple
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 4 teaspoons water
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
- 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 Facts1 each: 270 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 167mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
Originally published as Danish Kringle in Taste of Home Christmas Country Style 2008
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