Apple Pie Coffee Cake with Dulce de Leche Glaze
A cross between snack cake and a rich yeast bread, this apple pie coffee cake is topped with warm spices, a honey graham cracker crumble and a dulce de leche glaze.
Yield: 1 10-inch cake
For the dough
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Fleischmann’s ® ActiveDry Yeast
  • 4 to 4¼ cups all purpose flour
For the topping
  • 2-3 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into thin slices
  • 1½ tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp Spice Islands® ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp Spice Islands® ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Spice Islands® ground ginger
  • 1-2 tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup dulce de leche, warmed
  1. For the dough, heat the milk, water and butter in a small saucepan until the butter melts. Remove from heat and let cool until it reaches between 120F and 130F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the bread hook attachment, combine the milk mixture, sugar, egg, egg yolks, salt, yeast, and 2 cups of flour. Mix on low speed until combined, about 2 minutes. Add enough of the remaining flour so that a soft dough forms. Mix on medium-high speed for 5 minutes or knead by hand for 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased 10-inch springform pan. Spread the dough in the pan so that it reaches the edges. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm, draft-free place for 1½ hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F.
  4. For the topping, toss the apple slices with lemon juice and lemon peel. In a separate, small bowl, whisk together the sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger.
  5. Drizzle the dough with the honey. Sprinkle with the graham cracker crumbs. Arrange the apple slices on top of the coffee cake. Sprinkle with sugar mixture.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until it feels firm in the center. Allow to cool for 30 minutes. Remove from springform pan and drizzle with the warm dulce de leche.
Adapted from Bread World
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice
Recipe by Joanne Eats Well With Others at