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Cinnamon Apple Pull-Apart Bread

This Cinnamon Apple Pull-Apart Bread is sweet, gooey and full of delicious cinnamon sugar coated apples!  So good right out of the oven.

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by BC Tree Fruits. I have been compensated monetarily for my time and recipe creation.  This recipe, all pictures and words are my own.

I made a bread that’s so delicious that I think you need to make it too.  It’s the kind of bread that will bring people running to the table, and won’t last more than a serving.  It’s the kind of bread that reminds you of the days when your grandma or mom would make homemade cinnamon buns.  This bread is my Cinnamon Apple Pull-Apart Bread, a soft doughy bread with a gooey, cinnamony apple mix in every bite.  Are you convinced yet?

Cinnamon Apple Pull-Apart Bread

I partnered up with BC Tree Fruits to bring you this delicious recipe!  Since 1936, BC Tree Fruits has been a trusted Canadian source for apples, pears, peaches, cherries and a whole host of other fruits grown by 430+ local families who love what they do and where they do it…the sunny Okanagan Valley!  They grow over 12 fresh varieties of apples: Ambrosia, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, McIntosh, Nicola, Pink Lady, Red Delicious, Royal Gala, Spartan, Sunrise and Salish.

Cinnamon Apple Pull-Apart Bread
BC Tree Fruits apples are premium quality so make sure to look for the Leaf when buying apples!

When my box of BC Tree Fruits Ambrosia apples arrived at my door, I knew exactly what I was going to make with them.  The Ambrosia apple is a homegrown original apple that is sweet, has a white, firm and crisp flesh, and are best for snacking, salads, pies, baking. And perfect for my Cinnamon Apple Pull-Apart Bread recipe.

Fun Fact about Ambrosia apples!  The Ambrosia was discovered in the 1990s as a chance seedling, and no one really knows its parentage, other than the fact that the original orchard was full of Jonagolds and had previously been home to both Golden Delicious and Red Delicious trees.

Cinnamon Apple Pull-Apart Bread

Back to the bread!  This bread is actually quite easy to make, especially because I make the dough with my bread machine.  If you don’t have a bread machine, feel free to use your favourite sweet dough recipe instead.

Cinnamon Apple Pull-Apart Bread

The star of this recipe though, is the cinnamon/brown sugar/apple mix that gets spread over the sweet dough.  Seriously, just look at all that deliciousness!

Cinnamon Apple Pull-Apart Bread

Once the apple mix is spread over the dough, it’s cut up into pieces…

Cinnamon Apple Pull-Apart Bread

Then all the yummy dough is stuffed into a loaf pan…I’ve put all the detailed instructions on how to do this, in the recipe card below.  It’s much easier than it looks, and well worth the effort!

Cinnamon Apple Pull-Apart Bread

Because the end result is mega-tasty.  Just look at all that delicious dough bursting out of the pan…and in every bite delicious, sweet, cinnamony apples.

Cinnamon Apple Pull-Apart Bread

Cinnamon Apple Pull-Apart Bread

This bread is the best served warm.  Let it rest for about 10-15 minutes after baking, then take it out of the pan and put it onto a serving platter.  Then just let everyone pull apart pieces from it.  SO good.


Cinnamon Apple Pull-Apart Bread

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This Cinnamon Apple Pull-Apart Bread is sweet, gooey and full of delicious cinnamon sugar coated apples!  So good right out of the oven.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 180 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf of bread 1x



The Dough:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp skim milk powder
  • 1 tsp bread machine yeast

Cinnamon Apple Mixture:

  • 1 apple diced small
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp melted butter


The Dough:

  1. Add all of the bread ingredients to the bread machine in the order I have them listed.
  2. Set the bread machine to the dough cycle.
  3. When the dough is finished, remove it from the machine and set it in a warm place, cover with a clean tea towel, and let rise for 1 hour.
  4. At this point, you can put it in the fridge to use the next day, but when you take it out, let it sit for 30 minutes to warm up.

Cinnamon Apple Mix:

  1. Peel and dice the apple into small pieces.
  2. Mix the apple with the brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. Melt your butter. Set aside.

Putting it together:

  1. Roll out the dough to measure 12 x 18 inches.
  2. Slather it with the melted butter.
  3. Spread the apple cinnamon mix evenly over the dough. Use all of it.  (see picture)
  4. Cut your dough into 6 even strips, vertically.
  5. Stack the dough pieces on top of each other. (see picture)
  6. Cut into 6 even strips again.
  7. Grease a loaf pan with butter.
  8. Line the pieces of dough in your prepared baking pan.  You don’t have to worry too much about how to line them up…just get all the dough in the pan.
  9. Cover your pan with a clean tea towel again, and let rise for 30-45 minutes more.
  10. Then, in a preheated 350 degree oven, bake for 35-45 minutes. (I put a cookie sheet under my tin, because the sugar mixture tends to bubble over.)
  11. When baking is complete, take bread out of the oven, and let rest in the pan for about 15 minutes.
  12. Enjoy!

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How to get the most out of your apples:

  • Store your apples in the crisper in your fridge, at a low temperature and high humidity.
  • Keep your apples in a plastic bag to prevent them from speeding up ripening of other produce items.  Apples emit ethylene, which is a naturally occurring gas that encourages ripening,
  • Apples are easier to peel when they’re cold. But keep in mind, most of the fruit’s nutritional value is found in the skin!
  • Fun Apple Fact!  A plate of apple slices on the kitchen counter will help absorb cooking odours.

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Have a delicious day!

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