Apricot-Almond Coffee Ring

By ADW|2017-01-06T10:30:12-05:00Updated: April 12th, 2009|Breakfast, Desserts, Diabetes Recipes, Fruit|0 Comments


  • 1 cup dried apricots, sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 1/2 tsp Equal for Recipes (12 packets Equal sweetener or 1/2 cup Equal Spoonful)
  • 1/8 tsp ground mace (or nutmeg)
  • 1 16oz loaf frozen Italian bread dough, thawed
  • 1/4 cup sliced or slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1 tsp Equal for Recipes (3 packets Equal sweetener or 2 tbsp Equal Spoonful)


  1. Preheat Oven to 375°F
  2. Add apricots, water, 3 1/2 tsp Equal and mace to small sauce pan and bring to boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until apricots are tender and water is absorbed (about 10 minutes).
  4. Continue to simmer uncovered until no water remains (2 to 3 minutes).
  5. Take pan off heat and set aside to cool.
  6. Roll dough on floured surface into 14″ x 8″ rectangle.
  7. Spread apricot mixture on dough to within 1″ of edges.
  8. Sprinkle with 1/3 almonds and roll dough up jelly roll style.
  9. Beginning with the long edge, pinch dough to seal and place dough seam side down on greased cookie sheet forming a circle. Pinch ends to seal.
  10. Using scissors, cut dough from outside edge almost to center, making cuts 1″ apart. Turn each section cut side up to filling shows.
  11. Let rise, covered, in a warm place until dough is double in size (about 1 hour).
  12. Brush top of dough lightly with milk and sprinkle remaining almonds and 1 tsp Equal.
  13. Bake coffee cake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  14. Let cool on wire rack.
  15. Serve warm or cool.

Food Exchanges: 1/2 Fruit, 1 Bread, 1/2 Fat.

Nutritional Info (per serving):
Makes 12 Servings
Calories:    154
Protein:    4g
Carbohydrate:    27g
Fat:    3g
Cholesterol:    0mg
Sodium:    180mg

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal

About the Author: ADW

ADW Diabetes is a diabetic supply mail order company that is dedicated to keeping diabetes management affordable. ADW takes a leading role in offering free diabetic education through Destination Diabetes, an informational component of the ADW website featuring tips and advice from diabetes and nutrition experts, diabetic recipes and more.

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