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Apple Lekvar Sweet Rolls swirled with juicy apples and prune filling. Drizzled with almond glaze.
Apple Lekvar Sweet Rolls BrunchWeek

Apple Lekvar Sweet Rolls #BrunchWeek

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Apple Lekvar Sweet Roll

Sweet Rolls stuffed with fruit filling add a bit of oooh to a brunch table. I like to unroll the bun and eat it bite by bite. Yes, I’m not ashamed to say that I play with my food!
If you are a fan of prunes and like apple butter then you get the idea behind lekvar. This spread is often used as filling for thumbprint cookies and kiffles. I like it on toast, too.
Of course it complements tart, sweet apples like these Lady Alice® apples from Rainier Fruit.
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Here is what makes Lady Alice® apples special from Rainier Fruit’s website:
• Lady Alice® apples have a distinct pink stripe that washes over a vibrant banana yellow background, visually distinguishing it from other varieties.
• The Lady Alice® apple is decidedly sweet with a delicate infusion of tartness and has a crisp, juicy crunch that snaps cleanly with each bite.
• The Lady Alice® is an excellent all-purpose apple that is most popular for its snack-appeal, yet is perfectly suited to any occasion. It makes an attractive focal point on a fruit platter or a refreshing addition to salads and sides. It even holds its texture during cooking or baking.
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Apple Lekvar Sweet Rolls #BrunchWeek

Apple Lekvar Sweet Rolls

Yield: 8 buns

Serving Size: 1 each


  • 1 pack Red Star Yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons Dixie Crystals sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk 120 degrees
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons butter melted and cooled
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • filling
  • 2 cups Lady Alice apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons Dixie Crystals sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup lekvar (prune filling)
  • plus 4 Tablespoons melted butter to grease pan
  • almond glaze
  • 1 cup Dixie Crystals powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup toasted almond slices


  • Mix together 1 pack Red Star Yeast, 2 Tablespoons Dixie Crystals sugar, salt, 1 1/4 cup flour.
  • Mix in milk, butter and egg.
  • Knead in the rest of the flour.
  • Roll into a ball, cover and rest dough for 10 minutes.
  • While dough rests, prepare filling.Bring apples, sugar, water and cornstarch to a boil. Simmer until apples are soft and syrup thickens. Cool.
  • After 10 minutes, roll dough into a rectangle. Brush with lekvar. Top with apple mixture.
  • Roll tightly and cut into 8 pieces. Brush 9x13-inch pan with melted butter. Place pieces into buttered pan. Cover with plastic wrap and place pan in a warm spot to double in size.
  • Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes until dough is flaky and brown on the bottom. Cool on rack.
  • Mix together Dixie Crystals powdered sugar, 1/4 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey almond extract, 1/4 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey vanilla extract. Drizzle over cooled buns. Sprinkle with toasted almonds.
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Take a look at what the #BrunchWeek Bloggers are creating today!

BrunchWeek Beverages:
Pineapple Citrus Smoothie from It Bakes Me Happy.
Southern Spiked Mango Iced Tea from The Crumby Cupcake.

BrunchWeek Egg Dishes:
Cheddar Asparagus Mini Quiche from Amy’s Cooking Adventures.
Goat Cheese and Asparagus Breakfast Souffle from Palatable Pastime.

BrunchWeek Breads, Grains and Pastries:
Apple Cheddar Chop Bread from A Day in the Life of the Farm.
Apple Cinnamon Buns from Books n’ Cooks.
Apple Lekvar Sweet Rolls from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings.
Apple Hotteok (Fried Stuffed Pancakes) from kimchi MOM.
Apricot Danishes from Sarcastic Cooking.
Braided Apple Ginger Danish from The Spiffy Cookie.
Bourbon Banana Waffles from Forking Up.
Cinnamon Sugar Apple Muffins from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen.
Easy Popovers with Honey Butter from Hardly A Goddess.
Glazed Cinnamon Buns from That Skinny Chick Can Bake.
Strawberry Rhubarb Almond Rolls from Wholistic Woman.
Ultimate Cheese Muffins from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner.

BrunchWeek Main Dishes:
Breakfast Loaded Tatertot Casserole from Big Bear’s Wife.
Grilled PBJ with White Cheddar and Bacon from Nik Snacks.
Steak and Eggs Oscar Style from The Redhead Baker.

BrunchWeek Fruits, Vegetables and Sides:
Aloo Tiki with Apple-Tamarind Chutney from Culinary Adventures with Camilla.
Asparagus Salad from Cookaholic Wife.
Asparagus Caprese Salad from The Barbee Housewife.
Cheesy Potato Asparagus Tart from Sew You Think You Can Cook.
Garlic Roasted New Potato and Asparagus Salad from An Edible Mosaic.
White Cheddar Pimento Cheese Spread from Love and Confections.

BrunchWeek Desserts:
Chocolate Rose Truffles from Cooking with Carlee.
Coffee Almond Fudge from Family Around the Table.

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  4. Yum! These rolls looks amazing!
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  6. Edye says:

    I like pancakes!
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  7. Wendy Klik says:

    OH MY YUM Cindy….these are amazing.
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  8. Michele Cupp says:

    I love a good spicy omelette for brunch and love to meet friends over a good brunch get-together.

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