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Apple Kolaches

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.

Makes

2-1/2 dozen

A fellow home cook shared this recipe for a sweet, fruit-filled pastry. My son, who isn’t a dessert fan, was disappointed when he came home to find his dad had polished off the last kolache in the batch. —Ann Johnson, Evansville, Indiana
Apple Kolaches Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped peeled apples
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour and mix well. Divide dough into 2 portions; cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°. In a small bowl, combine apples and cinnamon. On a lightly floured surface, roll 1 portion of dough into a 15x9-in. rectangle; cut into fifteen 3-in. squares. Place a teaspoonful of apple mixture in center of each square. Overlap 2 opposite corners of dough over filling; pinch tightly to seal.
  3. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough and apple mixture. Bake 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks. Combine icing ingredients; drizzle over warm kolaches.

Nutrition Facts

1 pastry: 129 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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