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austrian apple twists

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Irana Grenier
Garden Valley, CA

I found this in a magazine a long time ago. I get asked all the time to make these sweet treats. There's a lot of work involved in the prep, but it's worth it!

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 2 Hr
cook time 1 Hr 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For austrian apple twists

  • 1 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 3 c
    unbleached white flour
  • 3 lg
    egg yolks, beaten
  • 1/2 c
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped pecans
  • 1 md
    granny smith apple, peeled, cored, finely chopped

How To Make austrian apple twists

  • 1
    TWISTS: In a mixing 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 re-sealable plastic bags; refrigerate overnight.
  • 2
    In a small bowl combine sugar, pecans and cinnamon; set aside.
  • 3
    On a floured surface, roll each ball of dough into a 9-in. circle. using a pizza cutter, cut each circle into 16 wedges.
  • 4
    Sprinkle with sugar mixture and apple; roll each wedge up from the wide edge and pinch to seal.
  • 5
    Place with point-side down on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 16-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately remove to wire racks to cool.
  • 6
    ICING: 1 cup confectioners' sugar 4 tsp milk 1/4 tsp vanilla extract Finely chopped pecans
  • 7
    Combine sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth; drizzle over the twists; sprinkle with pecans.
  • 8
    NOTE: The yeast does not need to be dissolved in liquid, and no rising time is necessary before baking.

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