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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easy Apple Butter Coffee Cake



I found this recipe the other day for "Easy Apple Butter Coffee Cake" over on "Farm Bell Recipes" and just had to try it.  I have to say it was really good.  The recipe calls for 1/2 pint of apple butter, so I used some apple butter I had canned last year.

The next time I make this, I think I'm going to use some homemade apple pie filling or a cream cheese filling.....Mmmmmm.......I can't wait!

For this recipe, you will need the following:

INGREDIENTS:

3 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup butter
2 cups Quick Mix or other baking mix
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 cup milk
approximately 3/4 of one jam-sized (half-pint) jar of apple butter (or any jam of choice)
Powdered Sugar Icing:
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
milk (one to two teaspoons)

DIRECTIONS:

You can find my homemade baking mix recipe, HERE!

**Cut cream cheese and butter into baking mix plus the one tablespoon of added sugar using a pastry cutter. (If you don’t want this to be as sweet, leave the extra sugar out. Depends on your sweet tooth!)
 **Add milk. Mixture may seem a little dry; knead with your hands to work in remaining dry ingredients and form a soft ball. (If your mixture is too wet, add a little more flour, but it should be just right now.)
**Roll out on floured waxed paper, sprinkling flour on top, too, into an approximately 12×8 rectangle. Transfer dough to a greased cookie sheet. (I used a baking stone)
**Make two and a half inch cuts all along the long sides. Spread most of a half-pint jar of apple butter down the center.
**Criss-cross cut strips of dough over the top and pinch ends to seal.
**Bake in a 375-degree oven for 25 minutes or till nicely browned on top.
**Combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and enough milk for drizzling consistency. Drizzle top of coffee cake with icing.

ENJOY!!

3 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Laura,
This recipe sounds so yummy and the pic looks so yummy!! I will be trying this for sure.
I hope you are well and hope to hear snail mail soon! Hint hint!!
Blessings and hugs.

Laura said...

Yum!

This sounds dangerously good.

Amy said...

Oh goodness! THis looks and sounds fabulous! Going to have to give it a try!

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