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Pull-Apart Hot Cross Buns
Pull-Apart Hot Cross Buns

Pull-Apart Hot Cross Buns

16 Hr(s) 55 Min(s)
15 Min(s) Prep
16 Hr(s) 40 Min(s) Cook
You learned the tune in grammar school; now enjoy Pull-Apart Hot Cross Buns at home. Flavored with sweet white chocolate and a dash of spicy cardamom, Pull-Apart Hot Cross Buns are sure to become a family favorite. They're so good, you may just want to start making some music of your own.
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10 servings
Original recipe yields 10 servings
1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp. milk, divided
1 pkt. (7 g) active dry yeast
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. ground cardamom
3 eggs, divided
2-1/3 cups flour
1/3 cup chopped dried apricots (about 7 apricots)
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Let's Make It
Microwave 1/3 cup milk in medium microwaveable bowl on HIGH 15 sec. Add yeast, sugar and cardamom; stir. Let stand 10 min. or until bubbles start to form on surface. Meanwhile, chop 2 oz. chocolate.
Beat 4 oz. cream cheese, 2 eggs and flour in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add yeast mixture; beat 3 to 4 min. or until dough starts to pull away from side of bowl to form ball. Add apricots and chopped chocolate; mix well. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm place 1 to 2 hours or until doubled in volume.
Punch down dough; roll dough into 10 balls. Place in single layer in 9-inch pie plate sprayed with cooking spray; cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.
Remove dough from refrigerator; let rise in warm place 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until doubled in volume.
Heat oven to 350ºF. Whisk remaining egg and milk until blended; brush lightly onto dough. Discard any remaining egg wash.
Bake 25 to 30 min. or until golden brown. Cool slightly.
Melt remaining chocolate as directed on package; mix with remaining cream cheese until blended. Spoon into resealable plastic bag. Cut small piece off one bottom corner of bag; use to drizzle chocolate mixture over buns as shown in photo.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Substitute ground nutmeg for the cardamom.
Tip 2
Size Wise
You'll know it's a special occasion when you smell the aroma of these tender and fluffy buns baking in the oven.
Tip 3
Omit the overnight refrigeration step for the dough. Instead let dough balls rise in warm place 1 hour or until doubled in volume before baking and decorating with icing as directed.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.00g
Saturated Fat 6.00g
Trans Fat 0.00g
Cholesterol 60.00mg
Sodium 85.00mg
Total Carbohydrates 36.00g
Dietary Fibers 1.00g
Sugars 13.00g
Protein 6.00g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
10 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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