Apple Almond Sticky Buns

Recipe by Rita1652
READY IN: 1hr 20mins




  • Biga:
  • Place all of the biga ingredients in bread machine set on dough cycle, When cycle is finished unplug, close, and set aside 8 hours (overnight).
  • Dough:
  • Place all of the dough ingredients in the bucket of your machine over the biga, program for Dough or Manual, and press Start.
  • Keep an eye on the dough; scrape down the sides of the bucket, and add flour and/or water if necessary. When the kneading cycle is done, remove the dough and place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover, and let it rest/rise for about 45 minutes.
  • Take out the dough, gently deflate it by folding it in onto itself, turn it over, and place it back in the bowl. Let it continue to rise for a further 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Optional:
  • For a softer apple precook apples in a hot pan with melted butter till apple are softened about 8 minutes.
  • Meanwhile:
  • Mix the filling ingredients together, set aside.
  • When the dough has finished rising, take it out of the bowl and place it on floured surface.
  • Roll out the dough with a floured rolling pin, until it's a rectangle of approximately 15 x 22 inches.
  • Spread 6 tablespoons of butter gently over the surface of the dough, leaving a good half-inch around the outside edge. Sprinkle a half a cup of brown sugar over the buttered dough, Distribute two-thirds of the apples and nut mixture on top, and gently roll up the dough, starting with a long edge. Pinch the ends and edge tightly together, to seal.
  • Rub the remaining butter generously onto the bottom and up the sides of a 12 x 12-inch sticky bun pan (or a 9 x 13-inch rectangular pan).
  • Sprinkle the remaining brown sugar, then layer in the remaining apples and nut mixture on the brown sugar; drizzle almond liqueur over apples.
  • Using a serrated knife, cut the rolled-up dough into 16 pieces, and place them over the apples in the pan. For even cuts I start my first cut right down the middle then cut the middle of the cuts and so on.
  • Cover and let rise until they're quite puffy and very tight in the pan.
  • Preheated 350°F oven.
  • Bake the buns for 35 to 45 minutes.
  • When they're done, you can either leave them as is in the pan, or carefully flip them out. Either side as up!
  • Pull apart and enjoy these finger licking good treats!