Cranberry Apple Wheel

Cranberry Apple Wheel
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Makes 1 10-inch wheel


3-4 cups flour
1 package yeast
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 cup coarsely chopped Ocean Spray® Fresh or Frozen Cranberries
2 apples, peeled and diced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
5 tablespoons flour
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons water


Combine 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Combine butter and milk and heat to a temperature of 120ºF - 130ºF. Add to dry ingredients, mixing thoroughly. Add egg; mix well. Add enough of remaining flour to make a soft dough that is not sticky when handled.

Lightly grease a medium mixing bowl. Place dough in bowl and roll around so that it is lightly covered with grease. Place bowl with dough in a warm place until it has doubled in size.

Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients, except powdered sugar and water, in a medium mixing bowl. Punch down dough and place on a cookie sheet. Flatten dough into a 10-inch circle. Spread topping over dough, leaving an inch all around. Place in a warm place until dough has doubled in size.

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Combine powdered sugar and water in a small mixing bowl to make glaze. Cool wheel completely and drizzle with glaze. Makes 1 10-inch wheel.


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Easy for a beginner

I was surprised how easy this was to make-I don't bake much, but I recently received some lovely fresh cranberries and found this recipe while searching for something to make with them. The topping is awesome, but the dough could've used more flavor, in my opinion. It turned out the right consistency, but just a little tasteless. Did I do something wrong? Could I add cinnamon or something to the dough I wonder?

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Rose from Flushing, MI

Jeanine loved it, Westelle had problems with it. Westelle, did you let the cranberries drain after rinsing? DId you add the flour to the filling? What kind of apples did you use? The dough IS thick, I rolled it thinner in the middle, out 11 inches and then pushed the edges into a 1/2" rim. Convection oven at 345 for 15 min, crust was browned, then another 10 minutes at 330 degrees. Very pretty!

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Westelle from Clovis, CA

As soon as I got it assembled I had my doubts, but I figured -- it's Ocensprays recipe. What a disappointment! It came out like a VERY thick pizza with a thick layer of fruit filling. The dough under the filling wasn't baked and the filling itself wasn't done. I removed the filling and cooked it a bit on the stove and returned the bread to the oven to finish baking. So: * the filling needs to be pre-cooked * the dough should have been rolled into a rectangle, the filling spread on top and then the dough folded over or rolled. At this point it could have been formed into a "wheel" or left as a log, and then allowed to rise and then be baked. The presentation would have been infinitely better.


Jeanne from Florence, OR

I haven't used a recipe with yeast in years this was not only easy but delicious. I will make it for friends years to come. Thanks Jeanne

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