Apple Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

We used fresh Granny Smith apples in our tempting apple cinnamon pull apart bread.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8



cups milk
cup vegetable oil
cup packed brown sugar
package regular active dry yeast
4 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
teaspoons salt
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon baking soda
tablespoons butter, melted
tablespoons ground cinnamon
medium Granny Smith apples, thinly sliced


cup powdered sugar
teaspoon vanilla
to 3 tablespoons milk

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, stir together milk, oil and 1/2 cup of the brown sugar. Heat to simmering over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; cool until warm (between 90°F and 110°F).
  • 2 Add yeast and 2 cups of the flour; stir until blended. Cover; let rise in warm place 1 hour or until doubled in size. Stir in remaining 2 1/2 cups flour, the salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8x4- or 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • 4 On floured work surface, roll dough into 20x12-inch rectangle. Cut into 5 (4-inch strips), then cut crosswise 6 times, making 30 (4x2-inch) rectangles.
  • 5 In small bowl, stir together melted butter, cinnamon and remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar. Spread mixture over rectangles. Place 1 or 2 apple slices on each rectangle. Create 5 stacks of dough with 6 rectangles in each stack. Place stacks in loaf pan, edges facing toward bottom of pan and sugared sides facing center of loaf, not ends of pan.
  • 6 Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool about 1 hour.
  • 7 In a small bowl, mix glaze ingredients with wire whisk until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over loaf.

Expert Tips

Use your favorite type of apple in this bread.

If you have all the ingredients but no apples on hand, don’t worry—the loaf is still delicious.

Try adding chopped pecans or dried cranberries.