Go Back
+ servings
Apple Cinnamon Babka is delicious toasted or just with a pat of butter.
Print Recipe
5 from 3 votes

Apple Cinnamon Babka

Rolled sweet bread filled with bits of apples and cinnamon.
Prep Time2 hrs 45 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time3 hrs 25 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple babka, babka, Babka recipe, bread recipe, fruit filled bread
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Kathy



  • 1/2 cup milk warmed
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour


  • 1/2 cup grated apple
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon



  • Place milk, yeast and sugar in a bowl of a stand mixer.  Stir and let stand for 5 minutes until mixture is bubbly. 
  • Add eggs, butter, salt and one cup of flour. Mix together. Gradually add remaining flour until dough forms a ball.
  • Knead dough in mixer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove dough and form into a ball. Place in a greased bowl. Cover and let sit until doubled in size, approximately one hour.
  • When doubled, remove dough and place on a lightly floured surface.  Pat dough down and form into a rectangle.  Roll dough out into a large rectangle approximately 24" by 12" inches. 


  • Grate apple and squeeze  excess water from apple. 
  • Place apple, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and mix together.

Forming Loaf

  • Distribute filling over surface of rolled dough. Using the back of a spoon or an off-set spatula, gently spread filling so it covers all area of the dough.
  • Roll dough together forming a long log. Gently pinch seam together. Give the log a slight twist, twisting each end in the opposite direction. 
  • Place dough into a greased loaf pan. Lay the log down on one side of the pan. Double back to cover the other side and then lay the remaining part of the log in the center of the pan. Tuck the end of the log into the middle. 
  • Cover and let rise for approximately 45 minutes.
  • Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 40-45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Let cool for 5 minutes and then remove bread from pan. Continue cooling on a baking rack.
  • Once bread is fully cooled, slice and enjoy!


Be certain to squeeze water from apples prior to using in filling. 


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.6mg