Cinnamon Crunch Apple Butter Soft Pretzel Knots Recipe

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Apple butter soft pretzel knots with cinnamon crunch. Homemade soft pretzel dough with simmering spiced apple cider. Rolled in cinnamon sugar and luscious apple butter. Top each knot with cinnamon CRUNCH and bake. These knots taste like cinnamon and apple heaven.  


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Cinnamon Crunch Apple Butter Soft Pretzel Knots Recipe

– 1/4 cup warm water – 1 tablespoon honey – 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast – 1 1/2 cups apple cider, warm – 1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter, melted – 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour – FILLING – 1/2 cup granulated sugar – 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon – 6 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature – 3/4 cup apple butter – 1/2 cup brown sugar – 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Mix water, honey, and yeast in a stand mixer. Wait 5 minutes for bubbly top.  

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Pour in apple cider, butter, and flour. Mix on medium speed for 3–4 minutes until the dough is smooth and pulls away from the bowl.  

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Add 1 tablespoon of flour or water if the dough is too moist or dry. Keep the bowl covered in a warm area until the dough doubles in size, 1-2 hours. 

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Mix sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon in a bowl. Heat the oven to 425°F. Parchment two baking sheets. 

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Roll the dough into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle (16x14 inches) on a floured board, supplementing with flour if needed. First, butter the dough with 4 tablespoons, then apple butter. 

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Sprinkle cinnamon sugar. Fold and push dough in half. Cut 16 strips. A loose knot on each strip is fine. Heat 2 tablespoons butter.  

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Combine brown sugar, flour, and 2 tsp cinnamon. Spoon brown sugar clusters over knots (see photo). 

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Bake pretzels 15–18 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy warm or room temperature—warm is better! 

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