Apple Pull-Apart Bread using Canned Apples

This apple pull-apart bread recipe is a cinnamon and apple lover’s delight. A smell good, tasty recipe made from homemade dough, melted butter, brown sugar, and fresh or home canned apples makes cooking from the pantry extremely easy. 

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At least once a week dessert should be appointed the main meal of the day. Especially one which is homemade and contains apples, homemade butter, a farm fresh egg, organic flour, and delicious brown sugar. Technically, when served with homegrown bacon wouldn’t it be considered a meal?

So, yeah, let’s transform this apple cinnamon pull-apart bread into main meal. Well, at least for today, anyway!

Cooking from the Pantry

A typical apple bread recipe utilizes fresh apples as an ingredient, and that is okay! However, I’m not most people. 

In fact, I am a sustainable homesteader who preserves foods in order to consume these items throughout the year. Which is why this recipe is made using home canned apple slices. In fact, this recipe for apple pull-apart bread can be made utilizing fresh or home canned apple slices. 

Regardless, the outcome is delicious and the recipe is worth making throughout the year. 

The Best Baking Apples

The following varieties of apples are excellent for both, baking and canning. These varieties are excellent in flavor and will hold their shape and texture quite.

  • Jonagold
  • Honey Crisp
  • Fuji
  • Braeburn
  • Pink Lady
  • Granny Smith
  • Tompkins King

Canning apples is a great way to preserve the apple harvest. This method allows for the canned apples to be used in various cooking and baking recipes, much like this apple cinnamon bread recipe.

Apple Pull-Apart Bread – Ingredients

The Bread:

  • 3/4 cup warm Milk (around 115 F)
  • 1 package Active Dry Yeast
  • 3 tbsp Butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt

The Filling:

  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1 quart jar Home Canned Apples (or 1 large fresh apple, diced)
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp ground Cinnamon

The Glaze

  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Milk

Apple Pull-Apart Bread – Equipment

  • Small Glass Mixing Bowl
  • Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer
  • Medium Glass Mixing Bowl
  • Pastry Mat
  • Silicon Mixing Spatulas
  •  Cast Iron Bread Pan or 9 x 5-inch metal Bread Pan
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Aluminum Foil
apple cinnamon bread

Apple Pull-Apart Bread – Instructions

The Bread

  1. Gently stir the milk and yeast. Cover the mixture and allow it to stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer beat eggs and sugar. Add the melted butter and the yeast mixture, beat to combine.
  3. Add half of the flour and mix for 30 seconds, scraping down the sides and the bottom of the bowl. Continue to mix for an additional 3 minutes.
  4. Add the remaining flour, continue to knead to form a dough ball.
  5. Transfer the dough ball into a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let the dough rise at room temperature until it doubles in size.
apple cinnamon bread

The Filling

  1. As the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Once the dough has risen, flour a pastry mat and roll out the dough into a 20 x 12-inch rectangle.
  3. Butter the 9 x 5-inch Cast Iron bread pan. A metal bread pan will also work..
  4. Strain the home canned apples very well, then cut the apple wedges (or slices) into small diced pieces, set aside.
  5. In a small mixing bowl combine brown sugar and cinnamon, set aside.
  6. Melt 3 tbsp of butter, brush the dough with melted butter. Next, sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon mixture onto the buttered dough. Evenly spread the diced apples on top.
  7. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut six pieces the long way (20 x 2 inch) and stack on top of each other. Cut the stack into 6 strips. Stack the pieces, cut side up, into the bread pan. Cover once again with plastic wrap and allow to rise at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  8. Bake the apple pull-apart bread for 35 minutes, covering the top with foil for the last 10 minutes.
  9. Allow the bread to cool for 15 minutes. Once slightly cooled transfer the bread to a baker’s rack to finish cooling.
apple bread recipe

The Glaze

  1. In a small bowl combine the powdered sugar, cinnamon, and milk. Hand whisk until fully blended, add additional milk to create the desired consistency if needed.
  2. Prior to serving, drizzle the apple pull-apart bread with the glaze.

Note

Fresh apples can be used in place of home canned apples. Simply peel the skin, remove the core and slice apples into small pieces. Keep in mind, if using home canned apples to strain them very well. If not, the apple bread will take longer to bake due to the dough being extremely moist from the juices.

canned apples

My Book

For additional tip, trick, and recipes on how to preserve foods grab a copy of my book, The Farm Girl's Guide to Preserving the Harvest. Whether you are a novice or seasoned home food preserver my book has something for everyone. Learn how to can, ferment, dry, cure, freeze, and store raw the harvest as a sustainable homesteader would.

Copies of The Farm Girl's Guide to Preserving the Harvest can be purchased online at the following sites, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, Books a Million, and on my website

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Apple Pull-apart Bread

This apple pull-apart bread recipe is a cinnamon and apple lover's delight. A smell good, tasty recipe made from homemade dough, melted butter, brown sugar, and fresh or home canned apples makes cooking from the pantry extremely easy. 
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Cooking and Cooling Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple bread recipe, apple cinnamon pull apart bread, apple pull-apart bread, canned apples
Servings: 10
Cost: $8

Equipment

  • Small Glass Mixing Bowl
  • Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer
  • Medium Glass Mixing Bowl
  • Pastry Mat
  • Silicon Mixing Spatulas
  • Cast Iron Bread Pan or 9 x 5-inch metal Bread Pan
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Aluminum Foil

Ingredients

The Bread

  • 3/4 cup warm milk around 115 degrees F
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt

The Filling

  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1 quart 1 quart jar Home Canned Apples, or 1 large fresh apple, diced
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

The Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp milk

Instructions

The Bread

  • Gently stir the milk and yeast. Cover the mixture and allow it to stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer beat eggs and sugar. Add the melted butter and the yeast mixture, beat to combine.
  • Add half of the flour and mix for 30 seconds, scraping down the sides and the bottom of the bowl. Continue to mix for an additional 3 minutes.
  • Add the remaining flour, continue to knead to form a dough ball.
  • Transfer the dough ball into a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let the dough rise at room temperature until it doubles in size.

The Filling

  • As the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Once the dough has risen, flour a pastry mat and roll out the dough into a 20 x 12-inch rectangle.
  • Butter the 9 x 5-inch Cast Iron bread pan. A metal bread pan will also work.
  • Strain the home canned apples very well, then cut the apple wedges (or slices) into small diced pieces, set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine brown sugar and cinnamon, set aside.
  • Melt 3 tbsp of butter, brush the dough with melted butter. Next, sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon mixture onto the buttered dough. Evenly spread the diced apples on top.
  • Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut six pieces the long way (20 x 2 inch) and stack on top of each other. Cut the stack into 6 strips. Stack the pieces, cut side up, into the bread pan. Cover once again with plastic wrap and allow to rise at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Bake the apple pull-apart bread for 35 minutes, covering the top with foil for the last 10 minutes.
  • Allow the bread to cool for 15 minutes. Once slightly cooled transfer the bread to a baker's rack to finish cooling.

The Glaze

  • In a small bowl combine the powdered sugar, cinnamon, and milk. Hand whisk until fully blended, add additional milk to create the desired consistency if needed.
  • Prior to serving, drizzle the apple pull-apart bread with the glaze.

Notes

Fresh apples can be used in place of home canned apples. Simply peel the skin, remove the core and slice apples into small pieces. Keep in mind, if using home canned apples to strain them very well. If not, the apple bread will take longer to bake due to the dough being extremely moist from the juices.

Apple cinnamon pull-apart bread is perfect for dessert, brunch, snack, or gifting. Not mention, your family will be asking for it quite regularly!.

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Apple Pull-Apart Bread

This apple pull-apart bread recipe is a cinnamon (and apple) lover's delight. A smell good, taste good recipe made from homemade dough, melted butter, brown sugar, and home canned apples makes cooking from the pantry extremely easy. 

This apple pull-apart bread recipe is a cinnamon (and apple) lover's delight. A smell good, taste good recipe made from homemade dough, melted butter, brown sugar, and home canned apples makes cooking from the pantry extremely easy. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple pull-apart bread

Equipment

  • Small Glass Mixing Bowl
  • Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer
  • Medium Glass Mixing Bowl
  • Bread Pan, 9 x 5
  • Silicon Mixing Spatulas
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Knife or Pizza Cutter

Ingredients

The Bread

  • 3/4 cup warm Milk, around 115 F
  • 1 package Active Dry Yeast
  • 3 tbsp Butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt

The Filling

  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1 quart jar Home Canned Apples or 1 large fresh apple, diced
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp ground Cinnamon

The Glaze

  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Milk

Instructions

The Bread

  • Gently stir the milk and yeast. Cover the mixture and allow to stand at room temperature for 10 minutes until the mixture becomes foamy.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer beat eggs and sugar. Add the melted butter and the yeast mixture, beat to combine.
  • Add half of the flour and mix for 1 minute, scraping down the sides and the bottom of the bowl. Continue to mix for an additional 3 minutes.
  • Add the remaining flour, continue to knead to form a dough ball.
  • Transfer the dough ball into a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let the dough rise at room temperature until it doubles in size.
  • As the dough is rising, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Once the dough has risen, flour a pastry mat and roll out the dough into a 20 x 12-inch rectangle.
  • Butter the Cast Iron bread pan. A metal bread pan will work too.
  • Strain home canned apples well, then cut the apple wedges (or slices) into small diced pieces, set aside. 
  • In a small mixing bowl combine brown sugar and cinnamon, set aside.
  • Melt 3 tbsp of butter, brush the dough with melted butter. Next, sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon mixture onto the buttered dough. Evenly spread the diced apples on top.
  • Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut six pieces the long way (20 x 2 inch). Once cut, stack the pieces on top of each other, then cut the stack into 6 strips.
  • Stack the pieces, cut side up, into the bread pan. Cover once again with plastic wrap and allow to rise at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Bake the apple pull-apart bread for 35 to 45 minutes, covering the top with foil for the last 10 minutes. 
  • Allow the bread to cool for 15 minutes. Once slightly cooled transfer the bread to a baker's rack to finish cooling.

The Glaze

  • In a small bowl combine the powdered sugar, cinnamon, and milk. Hand whisk until fully blended, add additional milk to create the desired consistency if needed.
  • Once cooled, and prior to serving, drizzle the apple pull-apart bread with the glaze.

Notes

Fresh apples can be used in place of home canned apples. Simply peel the skin, remove the core and slice apples into small pieces. Keep in mind, make sure to strain the home canned apples well. If not, the apple bread will take longer to bake then what is mentioned here. 

For additional tip, trick, and recipes on how to preserve foods grab a copy of my book, The Farm Girl's Guide to Preserving the Harvest. Whether you are a novice or seasoned home food preserver my book has something for everyone. Learn how to can, ferment, dry, cure, freeze, and store raw the harvest as a sustainable homesteader would.

Copies of The Farm Girl's Guide to Preserving the Harvest can be purchased online at the following sites, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, Books a Million, and on my website

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