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READY IN:
1hr 40mins
SERVES:
20
YIELD:
2 loaves
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water.
  2. Add the milk, butter, sugar, salt, eggs and 2 cups flour.
  3. Beat on low speed for 3 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  4. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
  5. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours; punch dough down.
  7. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  8. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half.
  9. Roll each half into a 12-in. x 9-in. rectangle. Place each on a greased baking sheet. Spread with butter.
  10. For filling, combine the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice in a large bowl;
  11. Add apples and toss to coat.
  12. Spread filling down center third of each rectangle.
  13. On each long side, cut 1-in. wide strips about 3 inches into center.
  14. Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across filling; seal ends.
  15. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 45-60 minutes.
  16. Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  17. Combine icing ingredients until smooth; drizzle over warm loaves.
  18. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store in the refrigerator.

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