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Apple Pie Coffee Cake

The traditional flavors of apple pie in a coffee cake.

Servings

1 large coffeecake

Total Time

05:10

Rise Time

2 to 4 hours

Bake Time

25 to 30 minutes

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Recipe
Ingredients

Dough:

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup warm water

1/2 cup butter OR margarine

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg, plus 2 egg yolks

1-1/2 teaspoons salt

1 envelope yeast, rapid or quick rise

4 to 4-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Topping:

3 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into thin slices

1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon Lemon Peel

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon Ground Allspice

1 to 2 tablespoons honey

1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs

Icing:

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, pure

1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Cooking
Directions

For dough:  Heat milk, water and butter in small saucepan until the butter melts.  Remove from heat and set aside until the mixture cools to between 120 to 130°F.  Beat the milk mixture, sugar, egg and yolks, salt, yeast and 2 cups of flour in a large bowl with electric mixer at low speed for 2 minutes.

Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.  Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic about 6 to 8 minutes.  Place in greased bowl; turn greased side up.  Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place about 1-1/2 hours.

Punch dough down.  Press into greased 12 or 14-inch pizza pan (with sides).  Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled, 1-1/2 to 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

For topping:  toss apple slices with lemon juice and peel in a large bowl.  Combine the sugar and spices in a small bowl.  Lightly brush dough with 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey, leaving 1/2-inch border around the edge.  Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on top of honey.  Arrange apple slices on coffeecake.  Top with sugar mixture.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.  Cool for 30 minutes.

Mix all icing ingredients together until smooth, adding enough milk for desired consistency.  Drizzle over coffeecake.

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