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Swedish Cream Apple Rings

My mother made this classic coffee cake for every important holiday... Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Now, I carry on the tradition. As I make them, I remember my mom, who was a lot like this recipe: soft and tasteful but full of surprises. The overnight rise let's you make the dough in advance so your morning won't be hectic.—Heather Hood, Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 rings (10 slices each)

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk (110° to 115°)
  • 3 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • FILLING:
  • 2 cups finely chopped peeled apples
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon-sugar
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Add the yeast mixture, cream, milk and egg yolks; stir until mixture forms a soft dough. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • In a small bowl, combine the filling ingredients. Punch down dough; divide in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one portion into a 13x7-in. rectangle. Sprinkle with half of filling.
  • Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Pinch seam to seal. Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet; pinch ends together to form a ring. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Cover and let rise in a warm place, about 45 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° until golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Combine the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm rings.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 290 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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