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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.