*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         CRAN-APPLE STREUSEL BREAD
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Fruits                           Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       lb           Loaf frozen bread dough, or
                         -1 loaf homemade Wt
    1       cn           Cinnamon apple pie filling
                         -(21 oz)
    1       c            Cranberries, fresh or
                         -frozen, whole
    1       tb           Orange juice
    1       tb           Grated orange
                         -peel (zest)colored part only
    1       t            Lemon juice
    1       t            Apple pie spice
                         Streusel Topping
      1/4   c            Milk (approx)
      3/4   c            Walnuts, chopped, divided
                         -use
                         Glaze, optional
      1/4   c            Flour, all purpose
      1/4   c            Sugar
    2       tb           Brown sugar
      1/2   ts           Cinnamon, ground
      1/4   c            Butter, softened
 
   This recipe is shaped like a wreath or individual loaves for gift giving.
   Cranberries, fresh fruit, nuts and spices combine bright color and a
   refreshing flavor for a holiday favorite. A nutty streusel topping and a
   sweet hint of glaze complete the picture.
   
   Preliminaries; Thaw frozen bread dough until pliable according to package
   directions. Fifteen minutes prior to baking, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
   
   In a large bowl, mix apple pie filling with cranberries, orange juice,
   orange peel, lemon juice and apple pie spice. Set aside. Prepare Streusel
   topping (recipe follows).  Cut loaf into 3 even pieces. On a lightly
   floured work surface roll out each piece of dough into a 8 by 7 inch
   rectangle. Cut the dough with kitchen shears to obtain the correct
   measurement if needed. Place on baking sheet.
   
   Make 2 inch long cuts at 1 inch intervals on both of the 7 inch sides of
   dough rectangle. Spread 1 cup of cran-apple mixture lengthwise down center
   third of dough. Top filling with 1/4 cup walnuts. Fold strips diagonally
   over filling, overlapping strips to give a braided look. Brush dough strips
   with a little milk and 1/4 cup streusel mix. Repeat with remaining 2 pieces
   of dough.  Let rise for 30 minutes in warm place. bake in preheated 350
   degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes, covering with aluminum foil after 20
   minutes to prevent over-browning. Remove bread from baking sheet to cool.
   Bread may be drizzled with glaze, if desired (recipe follows)
   
   GLAZE; Mix 1/4 cup powdered sugar with 1 tsp milk; stir until blended.
   
   STREUSEL  TOPPING   Procedure; In a medium bowl combine flour, sugars and
   cinnamon;  stir until well mixed. Cut in butter using a pastry cutter until
   butter is the size of small peas.  Use as directed above.....
  
 
 
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