|Dutch Oven Recipes > Cinnamon Apple Pull-Apart Bread|
|5||cups bread flour||3||granny smith apples; peeled & chopped|
|1/2||cup sugar||3/4||cup raisins|
|2||Tbs. active dry yeast||3/4||cup walnuts; chopped|
|2||tsp. salt||1 1/2||tsp. ground cinnamon|
|1 3/4||cup scalded milk; 120° F.||1/2||tsp. ground nutmeg|
|2||eggs; beaten||3/4||cup brown sugar|
|1/3||cup butter; melted||3||Tbs. butter; melted|
|1/2||cup butter; melted||2||cups powdered sugar|
|3/4||cup sugar||2||Tbs. hot water|
|1 1/2||tsp. ground cinnamon||1||tsp. vanilla extract|
Prepare Dough: In a large bowl combine 2 cups of the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. Stir to mix. Add milk, eggs, and butter; beat until smooth. Mix in remaining flour 1 cup at a time and work until dough forms a ball. Place dough on a floured board and knead for 5-7 minutes. Put dough in greased bowl, and turn once so top side of dough is greased. Cover bowl and place in a warm area free from drafts until dough has doubled in size.
Prepare Filling: In a small mixing bowl combine apples, raisins, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and butter. Stir until brown sugar has dissolved and fruit is coated.
Prepare Coating: To a small bowl add 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Stir to mix well.
Assemble For Baking: Punch dough down and cut into thirds. Cut each third into 16 pieces. On a lightly floured board pat each piece into a small 2 1/2" circle. Place 1 tsp. of the filling in the center of the circle; wrap dough around filling pinching edges together to form a ball. Dip ball in melted butter and then roll in cinnamon and sugar coating. Then place in a 12" deep Dutch oven starting around the outside working towards the middle until bottom of oven is covered. Spoon 3/4 cup filling over top of rolls. Repeat process until dough has been completely used. Cover oven and let raise for 30 minutes.
Bake using 8-10 briquettes bottom and 18-20 briquettes top for 30-40 minutes rotating oven and lid every 5-10 minutes until bread is just golden brown. Remove Dutch oven from heat and cool for 10 minutes with the lid on, then turn out onto a serving platter. Prepare frosting by mixing all ingredients together and beating until smooth. Drizzle frosting over top and sides of bread.
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