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Apple Pull Apart Bread on cutting board
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5 from 3 votes

Apple Pull Apart Bread

Easy pull apart bread that starts with frozen bread dough and is layered with chopped apples and nuts then topped with an icing after it's baked.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

  • 12 frozen dinner rolls thawed
  • 2 Granny Smith apples chopped
  • 1/3 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. walnuts finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp butter melted

Icing

  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tsp milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Mix together the chopped apples, brown sugar, walnuts, and cinnamon until well combined.
  • Using a pair of kitchen scissors, but each roll into thirds. Place 12 small roll pieces on the bottom of the loaf pan. Drizzle a third of the melted butter on top of the roll pieces. Then top with third of apple mixture. Repeat layers two more times, until ingredients are used up.
  • Let rise for about an hour or until rolls have doubled in size. I actually let it raise overnight and it was pouring out over the side. I just stuck a knife into it several times and let the air out and then baked it.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, until tops are golden brown and the middle rolls are done. Let cool 15 minutes.
  • Mix together icing ingredients and pour over bread.

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Notes

WHAT KIND OF APPLE IS BEST FOR APPLE BREAD?
The best apples to use for this recipe are ones that are firm and will hold their shape when baked. I love Granny Smith apples because they are tart which balances well with the sweet bread and glaze. You can also use Gala, Fuji and Honeycrisp apples, too. Or, try a mixture of a few different kinds of apples!
SUBSTITUTIONS AND VARIATIONS
I love the flavor combination of walnuts and cinnamon, but you can substitute other nuts and spices depending on what you have on hand!
Instead of cinnamon, try:
  • ground nutmeg
  • ground cloves
  • or a combination of both with cinnamon
Instead of walnuts, try:
  • almonds
  • hazelnuts
  • pecans
  • macadamia nuts
  • pistachios

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.6mg