Pull-Apart Apple Bread Recipe

Soft, Pull it Apart, Apple Bread
Soft, Pull it Apart, Apple Bread
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For the Bread Dough Ingredients:
3½ cups All-purpose flour
¾ cup Whole milk
¼ cup Water
5 tbsp Unsalted butter cubed
¼ cup Granulated sugar
2 Large eggs
1½ tbsp Active dry yeast
For the Apple Filling Ingredients:
8 tbsp Unsalted butter or 1/2 cup
½ tsp Vanilla extract
3 cups Apples peeled and grated
2 tsp Cinnamon
⅓ cup Granulated sugar
For the Glaze Ingredients:
3 tbsp Unsalted butter cubed
¼ cup Brown sugar
2 tbsp Heavy whipping cream
¼ tsp Vanilla extract

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Pull-Apart Apple Bread Recipe


This Pull-Apart Apple Bread Recipe is one of my favorite winter and fall breads to make. It falls apart to touch with a soft and moist bread dough filled with a sweet cinnamon and vanilla, apples and melted butter center that melts in your mouth with every bite.

Glaze the top with a buttery-sugar and vanilla powder to add some finesse and decor to your table.

To make Pull-Apart Apple Bread Recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Pull-Apart Apple Bread Recipe

So, how to make Pull-Apart Apple Bread Recipe?

Steps to make Pull-Apart Apple Bread Recipe


Preheat oven and prepare baking sheet


Preheat oven to 350 °F and line a bread pan with baking parchment paper and grease with butter or nonstick spray.


Combine wet ingredients


In a small saucepan, add butter, milk, water and sugar and stir to mix. Cook while stirring until milk becomes warm and butter is melted. Allow to cool to touch.


Add flour, eggs and milk


In a large mixing bowl, place flour and make a well in the center. Add eggs and warm milk into the center and stir a few times to combine eggs and milk.


Add yeast


Sprinkle yeast over eggs and milk and cover the bowl with a tea towel. Set aside for about 5 minutes until yeast is activated and becomes foamy.


Prepare dough


Once yeast is ready, fold flour into the wet ingredients until a soft and pliable dough forms. If dough is sticky, add 1 tablespoon flour, as needed, until dough becomes soft.




Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside, at room temperature, for 1 hour to rise.


Prepare bread


Once risen, transfer to a generously floured surface. Sprinkle a bit of flour over the dough and roll out into an 18x20-inch rectangle.


Combine butter and vanilla for filling


In a small mixing bowl, beat butter and vanilla until combined. Spread generously and evenly over the rectangular-shaped dough.


Add apples


Spread apples over the vanilla butter.


Combine cinnamon and sugar


In a small mixing bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over the apples.


Cut and prepare bread


Cut dough into 5 equal strips and then into equal-sized squares. Loosely stack the squares, on their sides, into the prepared bread pan.


Second rise


Cover the bread pan with a tea towel and set aside for 30 minutes to rise.




Uncover and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until golden.




Remove from the bread pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool before glazing.


Prepare glaze


In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stir butter, sugar and vanilla until combined and bring to a low boil.


Add cream


Stir in the heavy whipping cream until combined then remove from heat. Set aside to cool.


Glaze bread


Once completely cooled, add the powdered sugar, stir and leave to thicken. Drizzle the thickened glaze over the top.




Pull it apart, serve and enjoy!

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Total Reviews: 17
Macey Babani

Careful when adding the vanilla extract because if you add to much the taste is over baring..

Zoie Heighes

Won't be making this a second time sadly cause it just takes too much time and it's difficult to perfect but if oyu have a lot of time I'd recommend it, it is tasty.

Soraya Berlingieri

I didn't think I could perfect this apple bread because I had trouble with the pumpkin one but actually nailed it on the first try.

Paityn Jennewein

Simple and delicious exactly what I was looking for when I decided to make a bread for dessert.

Madalynn Dreesen

Powdered sugar glaze was way better than caramel.

Milani Gefre

Mixed it with berries and some chocolate chips it was actually delicious.

Janice Matherly

Fluffy apple cinnamon bread, the dough was handsdown the best I've ever made.

India Durecki

I really hate how long it takes to make this but it's good.


Accidently used salted butter but no biggy was pretty much the same.

Zaria Vinette

Thanks so much for sharing this it's absolutely delicious.

Estelle Derra

This and the vegan banana bread are so tasty can't get over how awesome they are.

Destinee Saltares

Make some caramel, melted vanilla icream and chocolate dip and put them in tiny sauce holders, huge crowd pleaser and taste so freaking good.

Angelique Lien

Used lactose intolehrant milk cause I don't do too well with dairy but the recipe was fine even after the small change.

Dania Roubideaux

WOW scrumptious and easy to make, loving it so far and everything else on this site.


My favorite bread of all time it's so good.

Scout Bohnet

Would recommend it but make sure to eat it the same day or else the bread get's really crumbly and hard.


I love it! Yummy!

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