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A loaf of pull apart bread with a white glaze drizzled across the top.
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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
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 loaves
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Kathy



  • 1 ½ cups whole milk warmed
  • 1 package yeast 2 ¼ teaspoons
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ cup butter melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 5 ½ - 6 cups flour


  • 1 large apple about 1 cup chopped
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon


  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon milk



  • 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 ½ 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.


  • 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.


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



  • You want to use a firm apple that won't fall apart when baking. I've used Fuji and Braeburn. Other good apples to use include Granny Smith and Gala. Usually if it's a crisp apple, it's great for baking.
  • The glaze gives it a nice finished look and adds a bit of extra sweetness, but this bread is just as delicious without a glaze. 


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