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Grandma Skeet’s Prune Kolaches Recipe

Grandma Skeet’s Prune Kolaches Recipe

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How To Make Prune Kolaches

Kolaches are sweet Czech pastries that hold a fruit portion in between the puffy dough. These tasty Prune Kolaches are easy and filled with prune goodness!

Preparation: 55 minutes
Cooking: 29 minutes
Rest Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 54 minutes



For Bread:

  • 1cupwarm water
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1egg
  • 2tbspbutter,at room temperature
  • 3cupsbread flour
  • ¼cupwhite sugar
  • 3tspyeast,bread machine

For Filling:

  • 2cupsprunes,pitted
  • 2cupsprune juice,or water
  • ¼cupwhite sugar
  • 1tspcinnamon,ground, or to taste
  • ½tspcloves,ground, or to taste
  • 2tbsplime juice

For Topping:

  • 1cupwhite sugar
  • ½cupall-purpose flour
  • 2tbspbutter,melted
  • 1tspcinnamon,optional


  1. Place the warm water, salt, egg, and 2 tablespoons of butter in the pan of a bread machine.

  2. Add the bread flour, and pour ¼ cup of sugar on the edge of the pan. Make a shallow hole in the flour and add the yeast.

  3. Close the lid, and set the machine for the dough cycle.

  4. While the dough is mixing, combine the prunes, prune juice, ¼ cup of sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and lime juice in a saucepan.

  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 15 minutes, until prunes are soft and the sauce has thickened.

  6. Remove from heat and blend in a mixer or food processor until smooth.

  7. When the bread machine signals the end of the dough cycle, transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface.

  8. Divide the dough into 20 small egg-sized pieces. Cover with greased plastic wrap, and set aside for 10 minutes.

  9. In a small bowl, mix together 1 cup of sugar and ½ cup of flour. Stir in the melted butter and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to make a crumbly streusel.

  10. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large baking sheet or line it with parchment paper.

  11. Shape the kolache dough into balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet.

  12. Press a shallow hole in the center of each, and fill with the prune filling.

  13. Top each of the kolaches with streusel.

  14. Let the kolaches rest until doubled in size, about 20 minutes.

  15. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes until the tops are lightly browned.

Recipe Notes

The dough can be mixed in a stand mixer, if desired. Use the dough hook and mix on low speed for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the dough is well developed. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and shape the dough into a round. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, turning it to coat, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let rise for about 1½ hours until doubled in bulk.


  • Calories: 230.10kcal
  • Fat: 3.01g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.61g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.75g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.30g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.51g
  • Fiber: 2.39g
  • Sugar: 25.93g
  • Protein: 3.88g
  • Cholesterol: 14.10mg
  • Sodium: 122.62mg
  • Calcium: 19.90mg
  • Potassium: 235.08mg
  • Iron: 1.60mg
  • Vitamin A: 29.73µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.63mg
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