Apricot-Almond Coffee Ring

 
Makes 12 servings.

Ingredients:

1 cup dried apricots, sliced
1 cup water
3½ teaspoons
Equal® for Recipes or 12 packets Equal® sweetener or ½ cup Equal® Spoonful™
⅛ teaspoon ground mace
1 (16-ounce) loaf frozen Italian bread dough, thawed
⅓ cup sliced or slivered almonds
Skim milk
1 teaspoon Equal® for Recipes or 3 packets Equal® sweetener or 2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful™

Directions:

1. Heat apricots, water, 3½ teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 12 packets Equal® sweetener or ½ cup Equal® Spoonful™ and mace to boiling in small saucepan; reduce heat and simmer, covered, until apricots are tender and water is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Simmer, uncovered, until no water remains, 2 to 3 minutes. Cool.
2. Roll dough on floured surface into 14x8-inch rectangle. Spread apricot mixture on dough to within 1-inch of edges; sprinkle with ¼ cup almonds. Roll dough up jelly roll style, beginning with long edge; pinch edge of dough to seal. Place dough seam side down on greased cookie sheet forming circle; pinch ends to seal.
3. Using scissors, cut dough from outside edge almost to center, making cuts 1-inch apart. Turn each section cut side up so filling shows. Let rise, covered, in warm place until dough is double in size, about 1 hour.
4. Brush top of dough lightly with milk; sprinkle with remaining almonds and 1 teaspoon Equal® for Recipes or 3 packets Equal® sweetener or 2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful™. Bake coffee cake in preheated 375ºF oven until golden, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Calories 154
Protein 4g
Carbohydrate 27g
Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 180mg

Food Exchanges: ½ Fruit, 1 Bread, ½ Fat.

Additional comments:

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

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