apple glazed, apple filled, apple pie "challah-mode"
I did it! I finally did it! After weeks of smelling the new apple spice air freshener that my wife installed downstairs, and constantly feeling like there was a lack of “apple spice” in my diet, inspiration struck and I figured out how to make the apple spice challah I was waiting for all my life
ever since my wife went to Target a few weeks ago.
I started with the normal challah recipe, replaced the water with apple juice and added a teaspoon of cinnamon (Since starting this blog, I’ve gotten very good at spelling cinnamon). The dough smelled fantastic, but after all the other great-smelling-doughs-that-never-taste-like-they-smell irritations I’ve experienced over the past few months, I knew I needed to push it a little further.
Here’s the “inspiration” part… I took the apple dough, spread some margarine, brown sugar and cinnamon (there’s that word again!) on it and braided it together into the round braid I love so much. So, now we’ve got a dessert challah
made with apple dough. “But it’s not really ‘apple pie’,” you’re thinking. Shhh… let me finish.
I then cut up an apple into thin slices and layered a few of them in the middle with a little more brown sugar and cinnamon. Probably a quarter of an apple in a 1-lb challah. I pulled the edges back over so that the apple mixture was in the middle, flipped it over, and tadda!!!! Apple Pie Challah!
Now for the final touch — I whipped up a simple glaze of powdered sugar, vanilla and (wait for it… wait for it…) apple juice! (you thought I was gonna say cinnamon, huh?) I glazed the Apple Pie Challah with the apple glaze, and that’s where I’ll leave it. I’m not even going to try to describe the awesomeness. Make it or ask me to make you one. You won’t be disappointed.