Apple Pull-Apart Bread Recipe

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Apple Pull-Apart Bread Recipe
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Apple Pull-Apart Bread Recipe

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For a fun sweet treat that's certain to satisfy, try this recipe. Drizzled with icing, each finger-licking piece has a yummy surprise filling of apples and pecans. It's well worth the bit of extra effort. —Carolyn Gregory, Hendersonville, Tennessee
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 medium tart apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4-1/2 teaspoons hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in milk. Add 2 tablespoons butter, egg, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a stiff dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Combine the apple, pecans, cinnamon and remaining sugar; set aside. Punch dough down; divide in half. Cut each half into 16 pieces. On a lightly floured surface, pat or roll out each piece into a 2-1/2-in. circle. Place 1 teaspoon apple mixture in center of circle; pinch edges together and seal, forming a ball. Dip in remaining butter.
In a greased 10-in. tube pan, place 16 balls, seam side down; sprinkle with 1/4 cup apple mixture. Layer remaining balls; sprinkle with remaining apple mixture. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 45 minutes.
Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack. Combine icing ingredients; drizzle over warm bread. Yield: 1 loaf.
Originally published as Apple Pull-Apart Bread in Taste of Home August/September 1998, p39

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 248 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 medium tart apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4-1/2 teaspoons hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in milk. Add 2 tablespoons butter, egg, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a stiff dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  2. Combine the apple, pecans, cinnamon and remaining sugar; set aside. Punch dough down; divide in half. Cut each half into 16 pieces. On a lightly floured surface, pat or roll out each piece into a 2-1/2-in. circle. Place 1 teaspoon apple mixture in center of circle; pinch edges together and seal, forming a ball. Dip in remaining butter.
  3. In a greased 10-in. tube pan, place 16 balls, seam side down; sprinkle with 1/4 cup apple mixture. Layer remaining balls; sprinkle with remaining apple mixture. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 45 minutes.
  4. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack. Combine icing ingredients; drizzle over warm bread. Yield: 1 loaf.
Originally published as Apple Pull-Apart Bread in Taste of Home August/September 1998, p39

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Catherine User ID: 9275294 277018
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2018

"loved it! will make this again."

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lettuceleaf User ID: 6561007 282050
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2018

"Fantastic, worth the little extra effort!"

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bosque User ID: 2701275 278959
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2017

"This bread is great! I divided the dough in 4 PCs. I rolled & filled with the filling ( used an extra apple) I then draped the rolls around each other in Bundy.,pushing to make room. I cut sugar down in filling & used Some br sugar & butter drizzle over rolls with extra cinnamon.

The effect was flaky bread with a be sugar glaze on bottom when I inverted it. It wtook a lot less time. You can put in fridg to raise at this point to make in the morning. Take out & bring to room temp, making sure bread has risen. This is great treat on Christmas"

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faba1228 User ID: 3653417 276821
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2017

"Would you be able to use a frozen bread dough for this? Thank You for any help!"

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Guy User ID: 9039130 259710
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2017

"Yum! I made this with a few changes. Walnuts, added craisins and a little nutmeg with the cinnamon. For the glaze I just added some icing sugar to the leftover juices/sugar/spice solution. This made a delicious Sunday brunch. Just add a fresh coffee. Excellent recipe."

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SuSey22 User ID: 1214956 259113
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2017

"I made this for our New Year's Day breakfast, delicious...Ithe dough was lovely and the filling delicious. I also made. Extra filling as we like a lot of filing in our sweets.....will make again. Nice for family, great for company !"

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apple cobbler User ID: 7007417 258268
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2016

"Mmmmm delicious! I also doubled the filling. Made it ahead for Christmas morning. I will put it in the freezer before my husband dives into it. I had a sample from the bottom of the pan."

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redcow User ID: 47124 256269
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2016

"Loved these. I did use my standard recipe for a sweet dough, but followed rest of recipe. I did double the apple filling as others suggested. Looked so pretty, I hated to pulled off some of the rolls to share with others. Will definitely make again, maybe tomorrow!!"

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apopsicle User ID: 5289520 23173
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

"WONDERFUL recipe. I'd give it more stars if I could. This has become a favorite within our house and with anyone we've shared it with. I don't even have to use the glaze any more."

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Hubbylove User ID: 7446616 58556
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2013

"AMAZING! Time consuming, but definitely worth it. Thanks for the reviews ladies...definitely double up on the filling. LOVED it"

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