Apricot Cream Cheese Babka

Ingredients

For the Dough

  • 1¾ cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • ⅓ cup whole milk, lukewarm
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

For the Apricot Filling

  • 1½ cups dried apricots
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

For the Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

For the Streusel

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4½ teaspoons light brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3½ tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled

For the Egg Wash

  • 1 egg
  • Pinch of salt

Preparation

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