Saturday, June 13, 2020

Apple Fritter Pull Apart Bread with Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing

This matter should come up amongst a alarm label. It’second SO decadent, indulgent, as well as completely fall weekend brunch worthy. Cinnamon sugary, pillowy, yeasted force apart staff of life covered inward a thick cream cheese frosting merely says it all. I don’t intend I involve to explicate to you how wonderfully delicious this is.

It’s definitely meant for those lazy weekends when you lot take a niggling extra fourth dimension on your hands. Don’t let the length of the directions in addition to grooming time scare you! It’s SO worth it.

This was inspired past i of my favorite fall traditions/memories. Every twelvemonth, I become to a local farm to option pumpkins, apples, too stock upwardly on local squash, cider, as well as pumpkin/apple tree butter. I’ve been going every yr since I was a little kid.

They accept a stand up alongside these INSANE, freshly fried apple tree fritters. There’s ever a huge occupation for them, together with at that place’sec no bound to how long I’ll await. They’re piping hot, covered in powdered carbohydrate, together with such a process. That’second where I got the thought for this breadstuff.
img_7554I’m non every bit much of a pumpkin individual every bit I am an apple tree someone. I live for honeycrisp flavor. Honestly, what is better?! I’ve always e'er loved apples. When I was footling, I’d take at to the lowest degree 1 granny smith every unmarried twenty-four hour period (with the pare cutting off). These days, I’thousand a honeycrisp lover through and through, just I don’t discriminate.
img_7631 Ohhhh my good. That pillowy yeasted good. I tin can’t.
As if I needed a way to make this breadstuff more indulgent, I felt the call for to add CREAM CHEESE FROSTING. Yes. It’second optional simply totally 100% recommended. The richness of the cream cheese nigh cuts the sweet. You know what I mean?

You’re belike looking at me like I’one thousand crazy.

The icing makes more than you postulate, only, you tin reserve it for another purpose…

OR use it for dipping. You know, because that’second completely normal.


Apple Fritter Pull Apart Bread amongst Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing


Breakfast, Brunch

Prep Time two hours

Cook Time forty minutes

Total Time 2 hours xl minutes

Author Molly (Spices inwards My DNA)


  • For the DOUGH:

  • two three/iv
    + ii T. all-function flour

  • ane/iv
    granulated carbohydrate

  • ii one/four
    one envelope active dry yeast

  • 1/2
    common salt

  • 4
    unsalted butter

  • i/iii
    whole milk

  • ane/iv

  • ii
    big eggs

  • two
    vanilla extract

  • For the FILLING:

  • three/four
    granulated sugar

  • 3

  • one/2

  • i/two

  • one/iv
    table salt

  • four
    butter, browned

  • 2
    granny smith apples, peeled and finely chopped

  • For the FROSTING:

  • 1/2
    unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

  • 4
    cream cheese, softened to room temperature

  • 2

  • one
    powdered carbohydrate

  • ane-ii


  1. Begin by activating the yeast. Pour yeast into a small-scale bowl in addition to stir in iii tablespoons of warm H2O. Add a pinch of granulated carbohydrate together with let sit for nearly v minutes. You know it's cook when it is foamy.

  2. In a big mixing bowl, whisk together ii cups of the flour, the saccharide, the activated yeast, in addition to salt. Set aside. In a separate big bowl, whisk together the eggs too set up aside.

  3. In a pocket-sized saucepan, over medium/low oestrus, melt the milk as well as butter until butter has just melted. Remove from the estrus directly in addition to add water as well as vanilla extract. Let mixture sit down for ane-2 minutes to cool off a flake.

  4. Pour the milk mixture into the dry out ingredients in addition to mix with a spatula or wooden spoon. Add the eggs and stir the mixture until the eggs are incorporated. Add the remaining three/four cup of flour and stir with the spatula for nearly ii minutes. Dough will live pasty.

  5. Place the dough is a large, greased bowl. I but sprayed mine alongside cooking spray. Cover alongside plastic wind together with a kitchen towel. Place inwards a warm place in addition to permit dough to residue until doubled inward size, near 1 60 minutes.

  6. In the meantime, brand the filling. Whisk together the saccharide, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, together with table salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  7. To chocolate-brown your butter, melt over medium heat too go along to whisk until piffling brownish bits showtime to look on the bottom, together with butter gets foamy, fragrant, together with amber colored. Once this begins to fall out, sentinel real carefully. It can burn down in an moment. Set aside. Grease in addition to flour a 9x5 loaf pan. Set aside.

  8. When dough is nigh finish ascension, skin and chop your apples. Punch downwards the risen dough in addition to add 2 tablespoons of flour into the dough, kneading with your hands. Cover amongst a kitchen towel as well as let rest for five minutes.

  9. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured workspace. Once finished rolling, the dough should live 12 inches tall together with nearly twenty inches long. Brush the chocolate-brown butter evenly over the dough. Sprinkle amongst cinnamon sugar mixture, and then sprinkle evenly alongside apples.

  10. Slice the dough, vertically, into half-dozen equal strips. During this process, yous volition lose close to of the apples, that'sec ok! Just material them back inwards. Stack the strips on top of one some other in addition to piece the stack into vi equal slices one time again. Once once again, you lot'll lose approximately apples hither. Just material them inward!

  11. You’ll have six stacks of six squares. Layer the dough squares in the loaf pan. You don't want them to be super crowded inwards there. I ended upwardly discarding a few dough squares. Stuff approximately apples downwards into the dough if you lost just about in the procedure. Place a kitchen towel over the pan and let rising again inward warm home for xxx to 45 minutes or until nigh doubled in size.

  12. Preheat oven to 350℉. Bake loaf for 35-40 minutes, until the tiptop is really gilt brown. You desire to make sure the summit is super golden, to ensure the center is completely cooked through. Remove from the oven and let to balance for xx to thirty minutes.

  13. Meanwhile, make the frosting. In a stand up mixer, add the butter in addition to cream cheese too whip on high speed for a twain minutes until fluffy. Add the vanilla and powdered carbohydrate, gradually, whipping on medium/high until calorie-free and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Add ane-2 T. of milk if it seems likewise thick, too whip once again for ane infinitesimal.

  14. Run a butter knife around the edges of the loaf pan to loosen the staff of life and invert onto a plate or cutting board. Place a cake plate on summit of the upside downwards loaf, too carefully invert and so it’sec correct side up. Spread with desired total of cream cheese icing. DEVOUR.

Recipe Notes

If you lot want to brand the dough the night before, you can. Rise the dough until doubled in size (through step six). Then, refrigerate the dough overnight for role in the morning time. In the morning, permit the dough balance for thirty-40 minutes before rolling out.

Dough is adapted from this recipe, which is adapted from here.


I couldn’t look for a bite. Story of my life.