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Austrian Apple Twists

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.

Makes

64 twists

This recipe has been one of my favorites for years. I like to make these sweet treats for special occasions because everyone enjoys them. —Kathy Bless, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
Austrian Apple Twists Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 large egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 medium tart apple, peeled and finely chopped
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 teaspoons whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Finely chopped pecans

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the yeast and flour; add butter and mix well. Add egg yolks and sour cream; mix well. Shape into four balls. Place in separate resealable plastic bags or wrap in plastic; refrigerate overnight.
  2. Combine sugar, pecans and cinnamon; set aside. On a floured surface, roll each ball of dough into a 9-in. circle. Sprinkle with sugar mixture and apple. Cut each circle into 16 wedges; roll up from wide edge and pinch to seal. Place with point side down on greased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 350° for 16-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately remove to wire racks to cool. For icing, combine sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth; drizzle over the twists. Sprinkle with pecans.
<B>Editor's Note:</B> The yeast does not need to be dissolved in liquid, and no rising time is necessary before baking.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 78 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 31mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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