Prepare dough as in Old Danish Yeast Coffee Cake, spreading on baking pans or cookie sheets to a thickness of about ½ inch before second rising.
When well risen, peel apples, cut into ½-inch slices and arrange on dough. Sprinkle well with a mixture of sugar, cinnamon, and a pinch of nutmeg, if you wish.
Bake 10 minutes in a preheated 400° oven. Lower heat to 375° and bake until a toothpick inserted in th ecenter comes out clean.
For a sweeter cake, sprinkle powdered sugar over the cake after it comes out of the oven.
Cherries may be substituted for apples in the above recipe.