Apple Scrapple.


Apple Scrapple

Inspired by the Great Harvest Bread Company

Adapted from Julia Child and Martha Stewart

Danish

¼ cup water

2 ½ tsp active dry yeast

½ cup milk

¼ cup white sugar

1 large egg, at room temperature

1 tsp salt

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cold

1.  Stir together the water, milk, and half the sugar in a microwavable bowl.  Microwave until just warm to the touch, about 45 seconds.  Add the yeast and whisk to combine.  Let stand 5 minutes, or until the mixture is foamy.  Whisk in the rest of the sugar and the egg into the yeast mixture and set aside.

2.  Put the flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor, pulsing to combine.  Cut the butter into small chunks and distribute over the flour.  Pulse until barely combined—big chunks of butter should still remain.  Transfer the flour mixture to a bowl and stir together with the yeast mixture until just combined, making sure to conserve the butter chunks.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Apple Filling

2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced into thin wedges

¼ cup dark brown sugar

¼ tsp ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Pinch Kosher salt

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1.  Toss the apples, sugar, cinnamon and salt together in a small bowl.  Melt the butter in a shallow pan over medium heat.  Add the apples to the butter and sauté for 5 minutes.  Splash water onto the apple and cover, reducing the heat to low.  Simmer until the apples have softened completely before uncovering and reducing the apple caramel.  Once the apples are thoroughly cooked, removed from heat and let cool completely.

Streusel

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

¾ cup dark brown sugar, packed

1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp Kosher salt

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

1.  Combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt until fully mixed.  Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter until moist, pea-size chunks form.  Chill until use.

Assembly

1.  Lightly flour a work surface.  Turn the dough out and fold in half.  Roll to about 24 inches long and fold over again, this time into quarters.  Roll out again to 24 inches long before folding the dough into quarters and rolling out again.  Repeat the process two or three more times before wrapping up into plastic wrap and chilling for 30 minutes.

2.  Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Line a 12-inch springform pan with parchment paper.  Take the danish dough out of the refrigerator and form into a relative circle.  Top the dough with the apples and then the streusel.  Bake for 30 minutes at 325 before raising the temperature to 350 and baking for an additional 25-30 minutes or until the Apple Scrapple is golden brown.  Serve warm.

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7 thoughts on “Apple Scrapple.

  1. mybakingempire

    I have never heard of an apple scrapple before, and it was probably for the best. It’s like you don’t know me and yet you’re trying to ruin my diet 😉 Definitely tucking this recipe away, seems wonderful for cold weather.

  2. betsy

    Wow! I have three comments:
    1. my brother and his wife owned/ran a great harvest in Munster, IN for several years
    2. great harvest is owned by the husband of one of my best college friends
    3. we have ACTUAL scrapple in our freezer (saved for special occasions) and will trade/sell you a pound….

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