- 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm milk
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted, divided
- 1 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
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 3 to 4-1/2 teaspoons hot water
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a mixing 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 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 bread. Yield: 1 loaf.
Reviews forApple Pull-Apart Bread
"Fantastic, worth the little extra effort!"
"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"
"loved it! will make this again."
"Would you be able to use a frozen bread dough for this? Thank You for any help!"
"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."
"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 !"
"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."
"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!!"
"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."
"AMAZING! Time consuming, but definitely worth it. Thanks for the reviews ladies...definitely double up on the filling. LOVED it"