Chill and Bake Frosted Apple Squares

Coffee Cakes & Sweet Treats

If you like apple pie squares, you'll love this sweet roll version—a fresh apple filling is encased in a rich, buttery dough. Best of all, you can make it ahead, and pop it in the oven in the morning. 


Details

Difficulty

Advanced

Yield

24 squares

Prep Time

45 minutes

Chill Time

8 to 24 hours

Rest Time

30 minutes

Bake Time

25 to 30 minutes

Ingredients


  • Dough
  • 3-3/4 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 egg yolks
  • Apple Filling
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 3 medium cooking apples, cored, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Powdered Sugar Glaze
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk

Directions


Combine 1-1/4 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt in a large mixer bowl. Heat water, milk, and butter until very warm (120° to 130°F). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add egg yolks and 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
 
Cover tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate 8 to 24 hours. 

Remove from refrigerator; uncover dough and let stand 30 minutes.
 
Divide dough in half; roll half of the dough on lightly floured surface to fit the bottom of ungreased 15-1/2  x 10-1/2  x  1-inch jelly roll pan. Place in pan, pressing dough up sides. Spread with Apple Filling. Roll remaining dough large enough to cover filling. Place over filling; seal edges together. Snip surface of dough with scissors to let steam escape during baking.  Bake at 375°F for 20 to 25 minutes or until evenly golden. Cool 10 minutes; drizzle with Powdered Sugar Glaze. Let cool in pan; cut into squares.
 
Apple Filling: Combine water,  sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large saucepan. Stir in egg yolk and sliced apples. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool.
 
Powdered Sugar Glaze: Stir powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl until smooth.