Apple Fritter Pull-Apart Bread
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Serves: 1 loaf
 
What You'll Need
  • 2¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
  • ⅓ cup milk (whole or 2%)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • Cinnamon Butter Mixture:
  • 4 tbs. butter
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • Apple Mixture
  • 2 small granny smith apples, diced
  • 1 tbs butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Combine the flour (leaving out ¾ a cup), yeast, and sugar in the bottom of your stand mixer (or large bowl)
  2. In a small pot, gently warm the milk and butter until the butter has just melted. Then, remove from the heat and let sit for about 2-3 minutes. Add in the water and vanilla and stir to combine.
  3. Pour the milk mixture into the flour and, using the dough hook, mix together until well combined.
  4. Add the salt, cinnamon and eggs one at a time, making sure to beat well after each one.
  5. Add the remaining ¾ cup of flour and beat until the dough comes together.
  6. Remove from the mixer and place in a large, well oiled bowl. Cover with a damp cloth and leave in a dry/warm place to rise for about an hour (I like to use my oven for this).
  7. Once the dough has doubled in size, punch it down and roll it out to the size of a large rectangle on a well floured surface. Preheat the oven to 350.
  8. In a medium-sized pan make the apple mixture by adding the butter (1 tbs), brown sugar and diced apples over a medium heat and cook until the apples are soft and tender.
  9. Then, spread the surface of the dough first with the cinnamon and butter (mix together in a small bowl, if desired) and then with the apple mixture.
  10. Cut the dough into 5 strips from top to bottom. Then, cut again into thirds going from left-to-right.
  11. Stack the slices together and place in a well buttered 9x5 loaf pan.
  12. Bake for about 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
Recipe by The Blonde Chef at https://www.theblondechef.com/apple-fritter-pull-apart-bread/