Apple Pull Apart Bread is a super easy sweet bread filled with Autumn flavors! Classic white bread stuffed with tart apples, cinnamon and sugar! Don’t forget about the vanilla glaze! Make this even easier by using frozen rolls!
Apple Pull Apart Bread
Apple pull apart bread combines the best things in life- pie flavor, bread, and a sweet sugary glaze. Hot and fresh from the oven, or the next day when it’s cooled down and room temp- there is no wrong way to enjoy this pull apart bread.
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What are the ingredients in these apple pie pull apart bread?
With 4 ingredients for the bread and 4 for the glaze, you’ll be glad to see that this treat isn’t nearly as difficult to make as you may think.
- Rhode’s Rolls
- Powdered sugar
The specific measurements and steps are in the recipe card down below!
How to make pull apart bread
Take your Rhodes rolls out of the freezer, and place them on the counter until they come to room temp. This should be about an hour.
After that, peel and dice your apples. I like to use either Honeycrisp or Granny Smith apples!
Take a Rhodes roll and flatten it out. Place some diced apples over the top and then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Then repeat the layers until you have a small manageable stack growing. You don’t want it to get too big or else it may become unstable. So, continue doing this until you have several small stacks and all of the dough has been used.
Take your stacks and place them all in the bread pan at once to help them fit in there. Then cover the top with plastic wrap and allow the pan to sit on top of the stove while the oven preheats.
Bake the apple pie pull apart bread in the oven for about 30 minutes, when its golden brown, it can be removed from the oven.
Make the glaze by combining all of the ingredients until smooth and pouring it over the top of your bread. Let the bread cool for about 10 minutes before drizzling that glaze, that way it will stick a bit better. Be careful not to burn your fingers as you pull it apart and eat!
What is pull apart bread?
It’s a type of bread that is formed into a shape that can easily be pulled apart. Either done with scoring marks or in this recipe’s case, the flattened bread rolls all stacked side by side. By pulling it apart, you allow for individual servings without the need of utensils cutting into it.
Can you make pull apart bread ahead of time?
While it would be nice to wake up and just toss a premade apple pie pull apart bread in the oven, unfortunately, it may not do well to make it ahead of time. To leave the raw dough in a pan overnight would cause the yeast to overproof and result in a soggy, flat dough mess.
The good news is that you can prepare the cinnamon sugar as well as make the glaze and refrigerate it in advance, saving you a few extra minutes of time.
You could also make and bake the bread the night before and just reheat before eating.
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Apple Pull Apart Bread
- 20 rhode's rolls
- 2 apples peeled, diced
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup butter room temperature
- 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 tbsp milk
- Allow the frozen Rhodes rolls to come up to room temperature, about 1 hour.
- Peel and dice the apples.
- Flatten a roll, add some apples on top of the roll, top with a spoonful of cinnamon and sugar.
- Repeat with remaining rolls. This is done easiest by making multiple smaller stacks and then adding each stack into the bread pan at once.
- Add the stack of bread dough, apples and sugar to a bread pan.
- Cover with plastic wrap and set on the stovetop while the oven pre-heats to 350°, for about 30 minutes.
- Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
- remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
- Make glaze by mixing all ingredients together until smooth.
- Pour glaze over the bread. Pull apart and enjoy!