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Apple Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread topped with a powdered sugar glaze.
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5 from 6 votes

Apple Pull Apart Bread

Layers of bread with chunks of apples and a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar between each layer.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Rise time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Bread, Apple Pull Apart Bread, Pull Apart Bread
Servings: 2 loaves
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Kathy

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk warmed
  • 1 package yeast
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 5 1/2 - 6 cups flour

Filling

  • 1 large apple about 1 cup chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon

Glaze

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon milk

Instructions

Dough

  • Use a stand mixer with a dough attachment.
  • Add milk to bowl. Sprinkle on yeast and sugar and stir lightly. Let sit for 5 minutes until mixture is bubbly.
  • Stir in melted butter, salt, eggs and 2 cups of flour. 
  • Continue adding flour with the mixer running on low speed until dough begins to come together and forms a ball. You might not need to add the last 1/2 cups of flour. 
  • Knead dough in stand mixer at low speed for 10 minutes.
  • Place dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let sit until dough has doubled in size, approximately 60 minutes. 
  • When dough has doubled, punch down dough lightly to deflate dough. 
  • Place dough on counter and roll out into a rectangle - approximately 18" x 12" You can make larger if desired. The larger the rectangle, the thinner the layers.

Filling

  • Brush dough with butter. Sprinkle with sugar and ground cinnamon. Sprinkling apples evenly over dough. 
  • Use a pizza cutter or a knife to cut dough into smaller 3" x 4" pieces.
  • Gently pick up squares and place in stacks of four. Place each stack with the end sides up in a greased bread pan. Stacks can be placed in a straight line or each stack of four can be place in a random order. 
  • Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45-50 minutes.
  • Allow bread to cool for 20 minutes before removing from pan.
  • Continue cooling on a baking rack.
  • Cover with glaze if desired.

Glaze

  • Mix powdered sugar and milk together in a bowl until smooth. 
  • Pour glaze over top of bread allowing glaze to flow down the sides.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2slices | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 60mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.2mg