Apple Ladder Loaf

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READY IN: 1hr 40mins
SERVES: 20
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water.
  • Add the milk, butter, sugar, salt, eggs and 2 cups flour.
  • Beat on low speed for 3 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours; punch dough down.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half.
  • Roll each half into a 12-in. x 9-in. rectangle. Place each on a greased baking sheet. Spread with butter.
  • For filling, combine the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice in a large bowl;
  • Add apples and toss to coat.
  • Spread filling down center third of each rectangle.
  • On each long side, cut 1-in. wide strips about 3 inches into center.
  • Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across filling; seal ends.
  • Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 45-60 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Combine icing ingredients until smooth; drizzle over warm loaves.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature. Store in the refrigerator.
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