Apple Cinnamon Pretzel Bites

Apple Cinnamon Pretzel Bites
Yiled: 60 bites

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1.5 cups warm water (110 F)
2 & 1/4 tsp yeast
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp melted unsalted butter
4 cups flour
2 apples, cored, peeled and finely diced
1/4 flour (if needed)

10 cups water
1/2 cup baking soda

1 large egg
1 tbsp water

1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cups brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon


1. Heat up your water and add to a large bowl. Sprinkle in the yeast and sugar - whisk to combine. Let sit for 5 minutes.

2. Add the salt and butter, whisk to combine. Add the flour one cup at a time, starting with a whisk, moving to a wooden spoon; then with your hands on a clean surface.

3. Once most of the flour is incorporated, slowly add the apples until your dough is very sticky and none of the apples fall out of the dough.

4. At this point, if the dough is too sticky (sticking to the work surface) slowly add a little flour while kneading for about 5 minutes. If your apples start to fall out, you should stop adding flour.

5. Oil a large bowl and place the dough into the bowl. Cover with cling film and let rise for one hour.

6. Preheat oven to 450 F. Bring 10 cups water to a boil and add baking soda.

7. Cut the dough into 6 pieces. Roll each section of dough into a long rope and cut into 10 pieces.

8. Drop 4-5 pieces of dough at a time into the boiling water, remove with a slotted spoon, dab the bottom on paper towel then transfer to a parchment lined baking pan. Repeat will all pieces.

9. Beat the egg and water together and brush on top of pretzel bites. Bake for 12 minutes. Set aside to cool a little.

10. Melt the butter in a bowl. In another bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Dip each pretzel bite into the butter then into the sugar mix to coat and set aside on a piece of parchment paper.

Serve with Caramel Dipping Sauce

Note: You can freeze half the dough.


  1. sounds bit difficult than others but is absolutely compelling !
    i will try definitely as apple is my fav:)

  2. It's a little more difficult than the others Baili! It's a good recipe, but I found that I couldn't taste the apple as much as I wanted to. There may have been too much cinnamon. And you could add apple sauce instead of the butter, that might make the apple flavour come out more, though I haven't tried it!


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