Apple Fritter Pull-Apart Bread

I love reading other blogs – especially the food ones.  I get so many ideas that I hadn’t thought of before.  This is one of those recipes. . .I found it here.  And since my husband really likes apple fritters I knew this was one I was going to have to try soon.  Like today.  Because I had apples.

I wrote the recipe in the order that I prepared it – so that’s why the filling is listed first!  Skip on over here to see a great tutorial – since I didn’t have time to take pictures of all the steps.

Here are some more “pull-apart” recipes I’ve been wanting to try, so click on over if they sound good to you too!  Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread and Cheddar, Beer, and Mustard Pull-Apart Bread.

Apple Fritter Pull-Apart Bread Adapted from here


6 apples, peeled, cored, and diced (I used Granny Smith)

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1 cup light brown sugar, packed

2 Tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 Tablespoons, unsalted butter

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 Tablespoons cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

Place all of the ingredients in a large saucepan, and cook until the apples have cooked down a bit and the sauce has thickened.  Set aside to cool.

Dough Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Magazine

1 package active dry yeast

¼ cup warm water

1 8-ounce carton dairy sour cream

3 Tablespoons granulated sugar

2 Tablespoons shortening

1 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

1 egg

3 – 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

In a medium-size bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water.  In a small saucepan whisk the sour cream, sugar, shortening, and salt.  Heat until warmed through (the shortening should be melted) and whisk in the baking soda.

Add the sour cream mix and the egg to the yeast mixture and stir well.  Add the flour – the dough will be soft.  Knead the dough gently on a lightly floured surface until smooth; cover the dough with a bowl turned upside down for 5 minutes.

To assemble: roll out the dough into a large rectangle and spread cooled filling evenly on top.  Cut into slices to fit your pan (a pizza cutter makes this a breeze) – and stack three or four on top of one another (using a sturdy spatula).  I was able to get 16 slices out of my dough.

Spray a loaf pan (I used this one) with non-stick spray.  Have another person hold the loaf pan at an angle so you can layer the loaf without all of it sliding to the bottom of your pan.  Place one stack at a time in the pan.

Place the loaf in the oven at 350 degrees for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until nicely golden and cooked through in the middle.  I’ve found that I can touch the dough in the center of the loaf (carefully – it’s hot!) and if it’s still squishy it isn’t cooked through.

Take out of the oven to cool for about 20 minutes.  Move onto a serving dish and top with glaze.


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup half and half

1 teaspoon vanilla

In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and the half and half (adding more as necessary to make it pourable).  Add the vanilla.  Drizzle over the fritter.

Linking to Chef In Training, Inside BruCrew Life, Tidy Mom, Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons, I Heart Naptime


6 thoughts on “Apple Fritter Pull-Apart Bread

  1. BruCrew Life says:

    I have been wanting to try one of the pull apart breads that I have seen floating around…but this one just might be the first. My husband loves apple fritters so he will love this for sure. Thank you for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!


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