Apple cinnamon pull apart bread. Layers of homemade dough with chunks of real apple and cinnamon baked into this delicious pull apart loaf. Perfect for fall parties as an appetizer or dessert.
Have you ever tried a food that was so extreme that you wondered why you hadn’t ever tried it before? That’s how I feel about pull apart bread. I just started making them within the last year and now I’m obsessed! They’re brilliant. Enjoyable to eat. And fun to make.
One of my most popular recipes to date is the Pull Apart Garlic Bread. And for good reason. Who can resist garlic bread? And who can resist it when it looks this fun?
Also in the summer, I added the Pull Apart Caprese Bread. Which is also equally enjoyable for all the tomato fans out there! I’m not picking favorites at this point so you’ll have to choose for yourself.
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I know this certainly isn’t the first time you’ve seen cinnamon pull apart bread but I decided to make this one ideal for fall and add the beautiful appeal of apples. I’ve been getting my fair share of pumpkin treats lately but now I’m dipping my toes into the apple world. Yay! I’m excited even if you’re not. 🙂
Hope you decide to give this Apple Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread a try!
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Apple Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread
- 1/4 cup water warm (about 110 degrees)
- 3/4 cup milk whole or 2% warm (about 110 degrees)
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter softened
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons butter melted
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 Granny Smith apple finely chopped
- In a small bowl or measuring cup add yeast to water and milk. Let sit for about 5 minutes until frothy.
- In a large mixing bowl combine yeast/milk mixture with butter, egg, and sugar. Gradually add in flour and salt. Beginning kneading with a dough hook. After a few minutes if the dough looks too wet add extra flour 1 tablespoon at a time until you have a nice smooth dough. The dough should slap sides of the bowl and stick to the bottom. Add water a tablespoon at a time if the dough feels too dry. Knead for a total of 6-7 minutes. Place in a greased bowl. Let rise for about 1 hour or until doubled.
- Press dough down. On a floured surface roll dough into a 20 x 12-inch rectangle.
- Pour melted butter evenly over dough. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Arrange apple pieces over surface. Press dough gently but firmly with rolling pin or palm of your hand.
- Cut into 5 (4-inch strips), then cut crosswise 6 times, making 30 (4x2-inch) rectangles.
- Make 5 stacks of dough with 6 rectangles in each stack. Layer stacks in a loaf pan with sugared sides facing each other. For the end pieces make sure sugared sides are facing in and not outside of the pan.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Let rest for 20-30 minutes before baking (will rise much higher in the oven) or bake immediately. (I've done both.)
- Bake 30 - 35 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool for about 1 hour.
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
You’re making my mouth water with this amazing bread, Melanie! It looks so incredible! I’ve always wanted to try pull apart breads, but just haven’t gotten around to it. Definitely pinning this for the future!
Thanks for the pin Gayle! So glad you stopped by today. 🙂 Hope you decide to give it a go!
I love pull apart bread! It’s so easy to eat and looks so fun!
It is really fun! 🙂
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
Guess what? I made homemade dinner rolls yesterday! You’ve totally inspired me to start making my own bread, since you are the queen of it! Can’t wait to try this apple cinnamon bread. My aunt has an apple orchard, and just gave me a HUGE bag of apples over the weekend. This will be the perfect way to use them up!
That’s awesome Natalie! So glad to inspire. 🙂
You seriously make the prettiest breads, Melanie 🙂 I love this pull apart bread – the apple cinnamon combo is perfect for fall!
Thanks Kelly!You’re so sweet.
Judit + Corina | Glamorous Bite says
Your pull apart bread looks very scrumptious, Melanie! What a perfect treat, so simple and comforting 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!
Michele @ Two Raspberries says
Great combo! I have never had anything like this before! It’s looks delicious!
Time to change that Michele! 🙂
Renee@Two in the Kitchen says
I would have this whole thing gone by myself in no time flat!! It looks delicious!! 🙂
Thanks Renee! It was downright good. I had a hard time controlling myself. 🙂
I LOVE a good pull apart bread…but I could eat the whole loaf myself! This apple cinnamon version wouldn’t stand a chance in my house!
It certainly didn’t last long in our house. I’m thinking I should just serve it as a dinner since it went over so well. 🙂
Mike @TheIronYou says
Apple + cinnamon + pull apart bread = perfection. Great recipe Melanie!
Thanks for stopping by Mike!
So step 5 you said cut into 5 pieces and them step 6 you said each piece cut 4 times . This would then give 5 pieces of small rectangle each. So in total would have 25 pieces of small rectangle ? And then you said stack them into 5 stacks with each stack contains 6 pieces of small rectangle. This would then in total would have used 30 pieces of small rectangles but there I thought there were only 25? I am so confused. And what do you mean by putting edges towards facing the bottom of the loaf pan? So you meant arranging the 5 stacks vertically one after another with the I unsugared sides facing the walls of the loaf pan at two ends?
I’m sorry if the wording was confusing! I was even confused typing it. Haha. I hope the rewording helps!
Hi, I too am confused. I just made your garlic bread with no issues, I noticed there was a video for that one, I did not need to watch that one. But, for this one a video is needed, do you think you could add one when you make agony? Thanks
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
Loving this fall twist on your pull apart breads! Can’t wait to see what one you come up with next!
Thanks Julie! I’m looking forward to the next one too. 🙂
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
This is a wonderful looking pull apart bread!
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
Love pull aparts for breakfast! They’re just so easy and look gorgeous too! Pinned this Melanie!
Ashley @ My Midwest Table says
I’m going to call you the Queen of Pull Apart Bread! Your creations are always look so delicious. This one’s perfect for fall!
Thanks Ashley! A name I’ll wear proudly. 🙂
Christine @ Cooking with Cakes says
Please open a bread baking company already, you are seriously a master.
Everyone with eyes
… but really, you MUST! pinned 🙂
Just started this…almost reached the end of the 1 hour rise time and noticed the directions do NOT indicate to add salt so I accidentally missed that. Hopefully it will be ok.
I hope it worked out Brandy! Sorry for that. Thanks for letting me know!
Is it okay to use bread flour instead?
I’ve never tried it for this particular recipe. But I would imagine that it would work. Just don’t dump in all the flour at once. Use according to how the dough feels. Hope it works out for you!
Happy New Year Jamie!