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Ohhh man! I remember years in the past when the scent of cinnamon would fill our home, it always meant time with family. It could be cinnamon raisin toast on my grandmother’s farm, snickerdoodles straight from the oven, good old-fashioned Russian tea, or even apple pie. That spicy cinnamon scent meant something good was coming my way. The other day I came home from Fred Meyer with my CHERISH THE PRESENT™ Jar Candle from the Glade® Limited Edition Winter Collection, and I was reminded of how much I love that smell and how fast the smell of cinnamon takes me right back to being a kid.


 

I was inspired to make something my kids could also connect to, and that might also double as a gift-able good this holiday season. I started off with the idea for snickerdoodles, but I really wanted something I could eat during cold winter mornings and cookies just didn’t seem quite right. I worked on several different ideas and decided on a Warm Apple Cinnamon Streusel Ladder Loaf.


 

Because you start with pre-made puff pastry dough, these Warm Apple Cinnamon Streusel Ladder Loaves come together in a snap. Yet, their lovely cinnamon apple scent brings memories of long past Christmases and the promise of new breakfast traditions at the same time.

 

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Warm Apple Cinnamon Streusel Ladder Loaves
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loaves
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Instructions
  1. Unfold the puff pastry, roll each sheet to roughly 10x10 inch squares, lay on a baking sheet, you can put it on parchment paper for easier clean up
  2. Combine the brown sugar, flour, spices and chopped apple
  3. Spread 1 TBSP of the softened butter over each dough square
  4. Lay half the apple mixture down the middle of the dough, if you look carefully you'll see the fold lines on the dough, use those as your guidelines and fill the middle rectangle
  5. use a knife to cut flaps of dough down each side of the apple mixture, roughly 2 1/2 inches long and around 1 inch apart (cutting and folding guide below)
  6. Repeat on the other side
  7. Then beginning at the top over lap each side forming a woven top, fold and tuck each end under securely
  8. Repeat with the second piece of dough
  9. Mix the topping mixture together to form crumbs
  10. Brush the top of each loaf with milk and then sprinkle on half of the streusel
  11. Chill in the fridge for 15 minutes
  12. And then bake for 25-30 minutes in a 350˚ oven

cut equal strips on each side


and then fold over, alternating sides

 

You can make these the night before and let them cool their jets in the fridge overnight, simply pop them in the oven and bake when you’re ready to get them going. These make a wonderful addition to any family morning where lingering with coffee and chatting is a requirement. The smell of the cinnamon and apples makes me feel like I’m a child again. How do you reach into the past and bring it to the present?