Apple Kolaches


by: Clean & Green Nutrition

Kolaches are these wonderfully soft, slightly sweet yeast rolls. Texans have another version of a kolache that is or filled with breakfast meats, eggs, cheese, etc. for a more savory food. Either version is great for a treat, meal, or to eat on the go.


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serves: 32

2 cups skim milk

1 pkg dry active yeast

1/2 cup water ( 110-115F)

1/2 cup unsalted butter

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

2 tsp salt

8 1/2 cups flour

[For apple]

1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled, sliced thin, diced

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

[For streusel]

1/4 cup flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter, chilled and cut into pieces

Nutrition Facts
Apple Kolaches

Servings Per Recipe: 32

Amount per Serving

Calories: 201

  • Total Fat: 4.1 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 2.3 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 19.6 mg
  • Sodium: 161.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.2 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  •     Sugars: 9.8 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g

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1.  Warm milk in saucepan over medium heat until milk begins to steam. Remove from heat and let cook to 110-1115F. Use a candy thermometer to check temperature.

2.  Dissolve yeast in water; set aside until foamy.

3.  Melt butter in microwave and let cool for about 5 minutes.

4.  In a large bowl combine eggs, sugar, salt and butter with a whisk. Add milk and yeast to bowl. Gradually add 2 cups of flour at a time, stirring with a wooden spoon to combine. Mix until dough begins to hold together. The dough will be very sticky. Don’t over mix, dough will be moist and light (It will not look like bread dough)

5.  Coat a large bowl with canola oil. Place dough in bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place for 1-2 hours or until doubled in size. Punch dough down until it is deflated, recover and place in refrigerator for 4 hours.

6.  Lightly grease a 12 by 17 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Leaving dough in the bowl, pinch off 2″ balls of dough. Shape and arrange on baking pan.

7.  If you want to fill the kolaches make an indention in center of the roll with your fingers. Cover and let rise for 30-60 minutes, or until doubled in size.

8.  Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.

9.  For Apples

10.  Prepare apples, mix in lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon and let stand while preparing dough.

11.  Combine streusel mix and set aside.

12.  Top dough with apples and streusel before baking.

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