Apricot Hot Cross Buns Recipe




 All purpose flour4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)
 Active dry yeast1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package)
 Ground cinnamon3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Reduced fat milk3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Butter1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sugar1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Snipped dried apricots1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Egg white1 , slightly beaten
 Water1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3787 Calories from Fat 1023

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 116 g179.1%

Saturated Fat 65.6 g328.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 891 mg

Sodium 1376 mg57.3%

Total Carbohydrates 595 g198.2%

Dietary Fiber 28.2 g112.6%

Sugars 139.1 g

Protein 96 g191.2%

Vitamin A 167.5% Vitamin C 5.8%

Calcium 57.1% Iron 188.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


In a large mixing bowl combine 2 cups of the flour, the yeast, and cinnamon; set aside.
In a medium saucepan heat and stir milk, butter, sugar, and salt until warm (120°F to 130°F) and butter is almost melted.
Add milk mixture to flour mixture.
Add the 3 eggs.
Beat with an electric mixer on 'low to medium speed for 30 seconds, scraping sides of bowl constantly.
Beat on high speed for 3 minutes.
Using a wooden spoon, stir in apricots and as much of the remaining flour as you can.Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
Knead in enough remaining flour 'to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes total).
Shape into a ball.
Place in a lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease surface.
Cover; let rise in a warm place until double in size (about 1 1/2 hours).
Punch dough down.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
Lightly grease 2 baking sheets; set aside.
Divide dough into 20 portions.
Shape each into a smooth ball.
Place 1 1/2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (45 to 60 minutes).Using a sharp knife, make a criss cross slash across top of each bun.
In a small bowl combine egg white and water; brush over buns.Bake in a 375° oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool slightly on wire racks.