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.
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I was craving an apple fritter one day, and dreamt up this apple glazed pull-apart bread! So naturally, my wheels got spinning, and I headed to the kitchen to whip something up.
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.
What is an apple fritter?
An apple fritter is a sort of pastry that has the likeness of a donut. Most apple fritters are deep fried dough that are filled with apples and cinnamon. They are most often covered in a simple glaze.
Can I use homemade biscuit dough?
Yes you definitely can! If homemade biscuits are your thing, you can definitely whip-up a batch and use it in place of the canned biscuits.
The next best thing to homemade dough are canned biscuits! So for this particular recipe, we use the canned biscuit 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.
Gather your ingredients for the apple glazed pull-apart bread:
One of the best parts about this recipe is how few ingredients it takes to make it! Here is what you need:
- Canned biscuits: this makes the whole recipe very simple and beginner friendly.
- Granny smith apples: the green granny smith apples are a must. The tartness pairs so well with the sugars and butter.
- Brown sugar and cinnamon: these are the key components to making the buttery, caramel-like goodness.
- Butter: be sure to use unsalted butter here!
How the apple glazed pull-apart bread is made:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then you need to peel and chop the granny smith apples. Granny smith apples have a tartness to them that pairs perfectly with the sweetness from the sugars.
Next you should 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.
Now you should begin layering the pieces of dough, and the apples in a greased loaf pan. A small baking dish, or Bundt pan would work fine as well.
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 your oven settings), your bread should be done. You should it from the oven, allow it to cool for at least five minutes, and drizzle with the glaze.
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! My kids and husband devoured this whole loaf in under an hour.
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
- 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 stick Unsalted butter
- 1 ½ cups Powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon Half and half, or milk
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt the butter in a medium size saucepan. Add the apples, spices, and lemon juice. Sauté over medium heat until apples become soft- about 7-10 minutes.
- Cut the biscuits into quarters, down the middle, and down the middle one more time.
- Grease a loaf or Bundt pan. Add some of the apples to the bottom of the pan, about half a cup.
- Add a layer of the biscuits directly on top of the apple mixture. One even layer, and the biscuits do not have to touch- as they will rise and fill in the space.
- Add more apple mixture over the top of the biscuits, then layer the rest of the biscuit dough. Next, pour the remaining apple mixture on top.
- Place the pan in the oven uncovered, and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the top of the biscuits are golden brown.
- While bread is baking, make the glaze. Mix powdered sugar, half and half, and vanilla extract in a bowl.
- Remove bread from oven and let it cool for at least five minutes. Flip it out onto a plate or board, 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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Serving Size:6 people
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 463Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 267mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 3gSugar: 66gProtein: 3g
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