Pull apart bread is a favorite in our house especially around the holidays. There are so many variations that you really can't go wrong. Last week we had an unexpected cool front in North Texas, so baking a sweet treat was first on the agenda.
I settled on a sweet bread and surprised my family with this easy Apple Pie Pull Apart Bread. This recipe has all the flavors of apple pie in a cinnamon bread form. This delicious bread starts with simple frozen Rhodes Dinner Rolls and a handful of ingredients.
If time isn't on your side you can prepare this recipe the night before, place it in the refrigerator, and bake in the morning. Everyone will enjoy this ooey gooey apple cinnamon bread.
Apple Pie Pull Apart Bread
20 - Rhodes dinner rolls, thawed but still cold
1 - 14.5 oz can apple pie filling
1/3 - cup brown sugar
1 1/2 - teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 - teaspoon vanilla extract
1 - tablespoon melted butter
Powdered Sugar Glaze:
1 - teaspoon butter, melted
1 - 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 - teaspoon vanilla
2 - tablespoons milk
Spray a standard bundt pan (10-12 cup) with non stick spray. Cut each roll in half and arrange half of the dough pieces on the bottom of a Bundt pan. You can also add a mixture of cinnamon and sugar to a large Ziplock bag and cover each dough piece before adding to the pan (see cook's note).
In a separate bowl, mix the pie filling, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract and melted butter. Mix to combine.
Add half of the apple mixture over the dough pieces, add the remaining dough pieces on top, and add the remaining pie filling.
Spray a piece of plastic wrap with non stick spray and lightly cover the pan. Set in a warm place to rise until double in size and almost reach the top of the pan (about 1 1/2 hours). Don't let the dough rise more than that, because it will continue to rise when baked.
Remove the plastic wrap and place pan in a preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown and cooked through. Remove from oven and cool before adding glaze.
To make the glaze: Add the melted butter to medium size bowl. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. (Start with 1 tablespoons adding more only if needed). Use a wire whisk to mix the ingredients together. You want a semi thin consistency. Drizzle over cooled bread.
This is a sponsored post by me on behalf of Rhodes Bread Company. I'm a contributing guest blogger where I share recipes and ideas using Rhodes Frozen Dough Products.