Mott's Applesauce Wreaths

These charming little pastry wreaths are filled with fresh-baked apple flavor, along with a hint of nutmeg , sweet cinnamon, and powdered sugar icing.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
12 wreaths


  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour, divided

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup evaporated milk

  • ¼ cup butter or margarine

  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 eggs

Apple Filling:

  • 1 cup Mott's® Natural Applesauce

  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Frosting (optional):

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 4 teaspoons evaporated milk, or as needed

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine 1 1/2 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Over low heat in a small saucepan, heat evaporated milk, butter, and water until very warm (120 degrees to 130 degrees F).

  2. Gradually stir warm milk mixture into flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed with electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. With a mixing spoon, add enough flour to make a stiff dough. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.

  3. Lightly oil two baking sheets.

  4. Remove dough from refrigerator. Punch dough down. Place on a lightly floured surface. Roll to 21- by 12-inch rectangle. Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg on rolled out dough. Spread Mott's Applesauce to within 1/2 inch of edges. Fold crosswise into thirds to form a 12- by 7-inch rectangle. Press edges to seal.

  5. Cut dough into 12 (1-inch) strips. Holding ends of each strip, twist three times and pinch together ends of each twisted strip to form a wreath. Place wreaths on prepared baking sheets. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until nearly doubled in size, about 30 to 45 minutes.

  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  7. Bake 6 minutes; then switch positions of sheets so wreaths brown evenly. Continue baking 6 to 9 more minutes or until done. Remove wreaths from baking sheets; let cool on wire racks. Frost wreaths, if desired.

  8. Frosting: Combine confectioners' sugar, 4 teaspoons evaporated milk, and vanilla. Stir until smooth, adding another teaspoon of evaporated milk if needed for desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

274 Calories
6g Fat
48g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 274
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 253mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 122mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.