• Prep Time: 3 hour
  • Cooking Time: 35 minutes
  • Serves: 8 servings

Apple Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

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Category: Breakfast, Breads, Fruit

 Ingredients List

  • Bread:
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 loaf frozen white bread dough, slightly thawed (just enough to slice)
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • â…“ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 large tart apple (such as Granny Smith), peeled, cored and diced
  • Glaze:
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened but not melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons heavy cream or half and half



1. Spray a 9" x 5" loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. Combine granulated sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Place melted butter in another shallow bowl. Slice bread dough into 20 pieces. Dip a piece of bread dough in melted butter and lightly dredge in cinnamon sugar. Stand upright in loaf pan and repeat with remaining bread dough pieces. If you have any butter or cinnamon sugar mixtures remaining, pour it over the top of the loaf.
3. In another small bowl, combine brown sugar, melted butter and diced apple. Evenly divide the apple mixture between each bread dough slice. (It will be very snug already, so you'll have to smush the apples in. Some will fall to the sides of the pan, but they will absorbed by the rising dough.) Cover with plastic wrap coated with cooking spray and allow to rise in a draft-free place until at least double in size. (My loaf took approximately 2½ hours to rise.)
4. Once dough is risen, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 25-35 minutes. If the top browns too quickly, gently tent with foil. Remove from oven and cool for 20-30 minutes and remove to wire rack to finish cooling. (You may want to place a piece of parchment or foil under the wire rack to lessen the mess if you still have some runny caramelized sugar on the bottom of your loaf.)


5. Combine butter, vanilla, powdered sugar and just enough cream to reach desired glaze consistency. Drizzle over loaf.

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