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Apple Pull-Aparts Recipe

Serves 6


  • 3 (up to 4) cups flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 pk rapid-rise yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Filling:
  • 1 cup golden delicious apple, pared, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup nuts, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


1. Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, yeast and salt.
2. Heat milk and 2 tbsp butter to 120 F; add egg and blend.
3. Add milk mixture to flour mixture and beat until smooth.
4. Add only enough remaining flour to make a soft dough; knead until satiny.
5. Cover, let rest for 20 minutes.
6. Divide dough into 32 parts; flatten each piece in palm and fill with 1/2 tsp filling.
7. Pinch edges together; roll to form a ball.
8. Melt remaining butter; dip balls in butter.
9. Arrange 16 filled balls in a well-greased tube pan so they just touch in a single layer.
10. Sprinkle with half of the remaining apple filling.
11. Add remaining balls; sprinkle with remaining filling on top.
12. Pour any remaining butter over top.
13. Cover; let rise for 20 to 30 minutes.
14. Bake at 375 F for 35 to 40 minutes.
15. Cool for 10 min.
16. Invert onto serving plate.
For filling: Mix all ingredients together.


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Main Ingredient:Fruit
Preparation Method:Baking

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