Cinnamon Apple Braid
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Serves: Serves 8 - 10
Bread dough braided with a cinnamon apple filling and topped with a vanilla glaze. Cinnamon Apple Braid is so delicious.
  • Bread dough
  • 2 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Apple filling
  • 3 granny smith apples
  • 1/2 cup water
  • dash salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • Vanilla glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons water
  1. Bread dough
  2. Add flour, salt and yeast to a mixing bowl fitted with a dough hook. Mix together. Add remaining ingredients and combine dough with dough hook. (you may have to add a couple tablespoons of additional flour) Knead dough for about 5 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic. Cover. Let dough raise until doubled in size.
  3. Filling
  4. While dough is raising cook the filling so it has time to cool. Dice up apples. Put in a saucepan. Add water, salt, sugar and cinnamon. Bring to a boil and cook until apples are tender and water is reduced. Make a slurry with the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water. Mix well. Add it to the apple mixture. When mixture is thickened remove from heat and cool.
  5. Roll the dough into 12 x 16 rectangle on a greased cookie sheet. Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter cut about 1 inch strips on each side about 1/4 of the way in on the long sides of the dough. Place filling in the center. Fold up strips alternating sides to make the braid. Cover and let raise until almost doubled.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake until lightly browned about 30 - 35 minutes. Prepare glaze while baking.
  7. Combine all of the glaze mixture in a small plastic bag. Smoosh together until well mixed. Cut a tip off of the end when ready to use. Using a back and forth pattern glaze the hot braid. Cool on a wire rack.
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