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Apple Crisp Coffee Cake

Apple Crisp Coffee Cake
Apple pie lovers will appreciate this moist, rich coffee cake. All the familiar flavors are here – apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter and a hint of lemon.




  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Platinum Yeast
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 4 medium apples
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons lemon rind
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine


  • In stand mixer bowl, add 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt; mix well. In saucepan or microwave-safe dish, heat milk, water and butter to 120-130°F (butter does not need to melt). Add to flour mixture. Using a paddle attachment, blend on low speed for 30 seconds; beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
    (NOTE: For hand mixing: following above steps, mix ingredients in large mixing bowl using a wooden spoon or dough whisk.)
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and foil. Refrigerate for 4 to 24 hours.
  • Peel and slice apples. Sprinkle with lemon juice; toss lightly. Set aside.
  • Prepare topping: Combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and lemon rind. With pastry blender, cut in butter until consistency of cornmeal.
  • Prepare pans: Grease two 9×9-inch cake pans.
  • Spread half of batter evenly into each prepared pan. Arrange half of apple slices in three rows on batter in each pan; pressing in gently. Sprinkle topping over apples. Cover; let rise in warm place until double, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown. Cut in squares. Serve warm.


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Review & Comments

Aline Libassi | Reply

9×9 inch square pan or round
please be a bit more specific!
can i bake these in 8 inch or 9 inch round pans
don’t have the sqaure pans

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Aline – the 9×9-inch is a square pan. You can bake them in the 9-inch round pans as well.
Happy baking!

Michelle Dexter Zambrano | Reply

Is there a mistake? Are there no eggs in this recipe?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Michelle,
There are no eggs in this recipe.
Happy baking!

Pamela | Reply

Only have active dry yeast can I use that

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Pamela – Yes, substitute it 1-for-1. Keep an eye on the dough as rise times may vary.
Happy baking!

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