King Cake with Apple Filling

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 228.8
  • Total Fat: 6.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 14.2 mg
  • Sodium: 61.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 41.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.1 g
  • Protein: 6.1 g

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Number of Servings: 16


    4 3/4 c wheat flour
    1/2 c Splenda
    1/2 c granulated sugar
    1 1/2 c salt
    2 pkg rapid rising yeast
    3/4 c 2% milk
    1/2 c water
    1/3 c Smart Balance
    2 medium eggs or 1 large egg

    For filling:
    4 medium apples
    2 ounces Splenda brown sugar blend
    Pinch of cloves
    1/4 c Smart Balance melted
    1 T cinnamon

    Confectioners Sugar Glaze:
    2c c confectioner's sugar sifter
    2-3 T milk or water


Combine 2 packets of yeast, 1/4 c sugar and 1/2 cup water at 120-130 F in a bowl.

Mix well and set aside to a warm place for 10 minutes.

Combine 4 c flour, 1/4 c sugar, 1/2 c Splenda and 1 and 1/2 teas. salt.

Add warm 3/4 c 2% milk, 1/3 c melted Smart Balance butter, 1 large egg and yeast mixture.

Beat until smooth.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour until the dough is no longer sticky (should be about 3/4 c).

Continue kneading dough until the dough is smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes).

Place dough in a well-greased bowl.

Turn once so greased surface is on top.

Cover the dough and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk (about 1 and 1/2 hours).

In the meantime, peel and chop 4 medium apples. Cook them down in a saucepan with 2 ounces Splenda brown sugar blend and a pinch of cloves. Cool and save for filling.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Punch dough down and place on lighlly floured surface.

Divid into 3 equal pieces.

Roll each to 28 x 4 inch rectangle.

Add filling.

Beginning at long end roll each up tightly like a jellyroy. Pinch seams to seal to form ropes.

Braid rops. Form brain into oval and pinch ends together to seal.

Place on greased baking sheet. Cover. Let rise in warm draft free place till doubled in size.

Bake in preheated over 25-30 minutes until done. Remove and cool on wire rack.

Brush with confectioner's sugar glaze and sprinkle with colored sugars.

Number of Servings: 16

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DGLILBIT.

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