Apple Glazed Pull-Apart Bread is super simple to make, and a delicious dessert or breakfast. Biscuits, granny smith apples, and spices drizzled in a heavenly glaze.
When this apple glazed pull-apart bread was made, I had a craving for apple fritters! So naturally, I took to Google to search for a recipe to satisfy my craving. Low and behold, Sweet Tea and Thyme had an AMAZING recipe for Apple Fritter Donuts with Maple Glaze. Her recipe calls for homemade dough, with yeast. Although it is absolutely delicious- I needed a quick fix!
The next best thing to homemade dough is biscuits! So for this particular recipe, we use biscuit dough instead of homemade dough. You will not be disappointed with it. All of the flavors of traditional apple fritters are present with this apple glazed pull-apart bread.
Memories came rushing back from my childhood- when my dad and I would go to the donut store on a Saturday morning. His go-to donut was always that maple bar (Ewww)! I would always go with the apple fritter.
Be aware, when you make this apple glazed pull-apart bread, the kids and significant other will come rushing in to get some! It had the whole house smelling absolutely delicious for hours! In fact, the whole loaf of bread was gone in under an hour.
Here is how the super-easy apple glazed pull-apart bread is made:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Peel and chop the granny smith apples. Although any apple would work, granny smith apples have a tartness to them that pairs perfectly with the sweetness from the sugars. Melt a WHOLE stick of butter in a saucepan. Add the chopped apples, brown and granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice to the saucepan.
While the apples are cooking down, cut the dough into bite size pieces. Cutting them into fours works perfectly.
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter, add one tablespoon of cinnamon and one tablespoon of sugar. Dip the pieces of dough in the butter mixture.
Begin layering the pieces of dough, and the apples in a greased loaf pan. A small baking dish, or bundt pan would work fine also.
Place the bread in the oven. While it is baking, make the glaze.
In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, half and half (or milk), and vanilla extract. Mix well and set aside.
After 20 minutes (depending on oven settings), bread should be done. Remove it from the oven and drizzle with the glaze.
Your house will now smell like a little piece of heaven!
- 1 can Biscuits, cut into bite size pieces
- 2 large Granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced
- 1 cup Brown sugar
- ½ cup White sugar
- 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 stick Unsalted butter
- ½ stick Butter, Melted- to dip biscuit dough in
- 1 ½ cups Powdered sugar
- 4 tablespoons Half and half, or milk
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt the butter in a medium size saucepan. Add the apples, spices, and lemon juice. Saute over medium heat until apples become soft- about 7-10 minutes.
- Grease a loaf or bundt pan. Add some of the apples to the bottom of the pan. Dip the pieces of biscuit dough in the melted butter, and begin layering in the pan with the apple mixture.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
- While bread is baking, mix powdered sugar, half and half, and vanilla extract in a bowl.
- Remove bread from oven and drizzle with glaze immediately.
Baking times may vary depending on oven settings. Keep an eye on the bread to ensure it is not burning, and the middle is cooked through.
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