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Apple Pie Challah

Use your favorite challah recipe or one of ours to make this special holiday apple pie challah.  Learn all about challah and get our recipes in our challah guide

Apple Pie Challah
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  • 1 loafServings


  • Challah douh for 1 loaf

Apple Pie Filling

  • 3 medium-large apples, such as Red or Golden Delicious, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup (1 stick) vegan butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt



1. In a medium saucepan, combine chopped apples, vegan butter, and brown sugar.

2. Cook until apples are soft, for 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Remove from heat and mash slightly to break up any larger apple chunks. If liquid seems excessive, drain slightly.


1. After the challah is done rising, roll out dough into a large rectangle about ½ to 1-inch thick on a lightly  floured surface. The challah dough may need an extra  dusting of flour to work with at this point. Don’t roll the dough too thin or the filling will leak out when baking.

2. Spread a thin, even layer of pecan pie filling or apple pie filling all over the dough, leaving a ½-inch border all around.

3. Working quickly, start rolling up the dough toward you. Try to keep the roll relatively tight as you go. Pinch the ends and tuck under when you finish.

4.Create a pinwheel-shaped challah by snaking the dough around and around in a circle around itself. When finished, tuck the end under the challah neatly and pinch lightly. This doesn't have to be perfect.

5. Allow challah to rise another 30-45 minutes, or until you can see the size has grown and challah seems light.

6.Beat 2 egg yolks with 1 teaspoon water. Brush liberally over challah. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and a pinch of thick sea salt if desired.

7. Bake for 25 to 27 minutes.