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Peach Coffee Cake

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Makes

2 coffee cakes

This recipe has been a family favorite for many years. I especially like making it for Christmas.—Barbara Gerriets, Emporia, Kansas
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Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup warm whole milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 5 to 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups peach preserves
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons whole milk

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add the milk, butter, sugar, salt, eggs and 2 cups flour; beat on low speed for 3 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down, Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Roll each portion into a 20x10-in. rectangle. Spread with butter; top with preserves and pecans. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the top.
  4. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting at a long end. Pinch seams to seal and tuck ends under. Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet, curving ends to make a "U" shape. With scissors, make cuts every 1-1/2 in.
  5. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks. Combine the glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm coffee cakes. Cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 233 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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