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No better way to welcome the weekend than with this sweet maple glazed apple pull-apart bread.

Maple Glazed Apple Pull-Apart Bread | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

You guys?

I wish I had words for just how delicious this apple bread is. It’s one of those recipes you just crave on cool fall mornings, or at least I do anyway!

This bread is all things sweet, ooey, gooey, applely, cinnamony, and basically so amazing…especially when warm out of the oven. It’s currently my go-to bread recipe when entertaining or just needing something sweet to bake up on Saturday or Sunday morning.

Speaking of mornings, I spent the past two and a half days in very sunny and very warm LA, where fall has not quite hit yet. This was ok by me though, as I loved the warm air on my skin. Sadly I was inside most of the time, but the breaks outside where greatly enjoyed.

I was in town filming for Hallmark Home and Family, which if you missed it, can be seen online here. I also did some work with my friends at My Domaine. I’m headed home today, and totally looking forward to some weekend baking.

It was short but fun trip. I got to see my brother Malachi’s new house and spend some time with him before he heads off to Europe to do some filming with my youngest brother Red for the upcoming winter Olympics. Not gonna lie, a little jealous of my three brothers all romping around Europe. Red is there training now, but Kai is meeting him in two weeks.

Maple Glazed Apple Pull-Apart Bread | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Maple Glazed Apple Pull-Apart Bread | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Maple Glazed Apple Pull-Apart Bread | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

And that’s my snippet of life happenings today…

On to this yummy pull-apart bread.

The base of the bread is an extra soft brioche dough. It’s a simple dough with a good amount of eggs…and butter. It’s my favorite base dough recipe to use when baking up sweeter breads. I used this base dough for the cinnamon roll recipe I have in the cookbook…you should probably try that recipe too. YUM!

The dough is a quick mix up, then you’ll need to let it rise for a bit. The key to this recipe is the filling, and that oh so sweet glaze. The filling is made with cinnamon sugar and studded with crisp Honeycrisp apples. Very similar to a cinnamon roll, but just with apples, and I might even like it better. I mean, don’t apples make everything better?

Roll the dough up into a log, cut pieces off into rounds, and then layer them into a bread pan. Bake and top with a sweet maple bourbon glaze. Yes, yes, yes.

Maple bourbon…how delicious does that sounds. It’s the secret to the warm and cozy fall vibe this bread gives off. It’s delicious when generously drizzled over top of this bread.

Maple Glazed Apple Pull-Apart Bread | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Maple Glazed Apple Pull-Apart Bread | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Maple Glazed Apple Pull-Apart Bread | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

The only way to make this pull-apart bread even better? Serve it alongside a steaming cup of tea, coffee, or hot chocolate (whichever is your favorite) and enjoy it on a crisp and cool weekend morning.

It really doesn’t get better…or more on point for fall.

Meaning this bread needs to be on your weekend baking list.

Maple Glazed Apple Pull-Apart Bread | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Maple Glazed Apple Pull-Apart Bread | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Maple Glazed Apple Pull-Apart Bread

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories Per Serving: 471 kcal

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Ingredients

Filling

Glaze

Instructions

  • 1. To make the dough: Combine milk, yeast, and sugar in a large mixing bowl and mix on low speed until incorporated. 
    2. Add the salt, eggs, and melted butter and mix until combined. Gradually mix in the flour until the dough comes together and pulls away from the side of the bowl. The dough will be sticky. Remove the dough from the bowl and place on a lightly floured surface. Kneed into a smooth ball. Grease a large bowl and add the dough to the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit 45 minutes-1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
    3. Meanwhile, make the filling. Add the brown sugar and cinnamon to a bowl and mix well.
    4. Lightly dust a surface with flour. Once the dough has doubled in size, punch the dough down and roll the dough into a rectangle (about 9x24 inches). Drizzle half the butter evenly over the dough. Sprinkle with half the cinnamon sugar. Arrange the apples over the cinnamon sugar, then sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar and drizzle with the remaining butter. Starting with the long edge closest to you, pull the edge up and over the filling and carefully roll the dough into a log, keeping it fairly tight as you go. When you reach the edge, pinch along the edges to seal.
    5. Place the log seam side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. With a pair of sharp kitchen scissors cut diagonal slices almost to the bottom of the log. Arrange the cut sections so that they lean to alternating sides. Use your hands to gently push the dough together to almost the size of you bread pan. The dough will zigzag slightly. Using the parchment paper, lift the dough up and into the bread pan. If using a bread pan smaller than 9x5 inches, divide the dough among 2 bread pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
    6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the bread on a rimmed baking sheet and bake 45-50 minutes or until lightly browned on top, do not over bake, this bread is best when still doughy. 
    7. To make the glaze. In a medium bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, powdered sugar, and bourbon, if using, and vanilla. If needed, add water to thin the glaze, 1 tablespoon at a time. 
    8. Serve the bread warm, drizzled with the glaze. Leftovers are great the next day!

Maple Glazed Apple Pull-Apart Bread | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

But then you knew that, because how could you resist all that deliciousness up there? So so good!

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this and added maple glazed walnuts from your winter salad recipe and I have zero regrets. Thanks for the delicious recipes

  2. Currently making this! The instructions say to roll the dough into a 9×24 log from a long end (which I assumed was the 24 inch edge?) which I did. After doing this I had a 24 inch roll that then didn’t fit in the pan indicated to use. I was able to kind of smush together into two separate 9×5 pans though, so I guess I’ll get two loaves :)! Not sure if I read incorrectly or what but I couldn’t get a 24 inch log to fit into one pan lol! Also for the filling the recipe says softened butter but instructions say “drizzle” so I ended up melting mine for the second use of butter. These look yummy!!

    1. Hey Sara,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try! Sorry you had some issues with fitting it into your loaf pan, I do note that you will need to push it together after the cutting process to get it to fit into the pan. Otherwise, using 2 pans is great as well, so either way it works! xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    This is awesome! I messed it up a bit (my own fault, not the recipe) and it still came out amazing haha. Will have to make again with allll the apples I picked this weekend!

    1. Hey Bethany,
      Yes, that should work well for you. I hope the recipe turns out amazing, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  4. 5 stars
    Hey Tieghan! Once again another amazing recipe! This bread was very, very good and super easy to make. I did split it between two 9×5 inch bread pans because I always like to add a bit of sour cream to my bread dough so with the extra flour needed then it was just two much for one pan. The presentation was super beautiful too and way easier than I thought it would be, especially with your always perfect instructions! I have made so many of your recipes and in fact I had made several before I read your bio and realized you were so young lol. I was surprised at your expertise and amazing photography skills at such a young age! I have told so many of my friend about your website, telling them if they want to be certain to successfully make delicious food with clear instructions, your are the ones to make! Sorry for the long post but I wanted to let you know how much I love having recipes I can count on (I love to cook and bake but it is definitely a time investment and one I love making but not with inferior result)!! I hope you have the Happiest of New Years and I look forward to seeing and trying more of your recipes:)!

    1. Hey Suzanne,
      Thanks so much for trying the recipe, I am thrilled that it worked out for you! Happy New Year! xTieghan

  5. Several questions about this:
    1) “1 vanilla extract” – how much?
    2) “meanwhile make the filling” – no directions on this? are apples peeled etc? as a result we mixed all the ingredients together which it appears from later we weren’t supposed to.
    3) Kneed how long? It’s been 1 hour and our dough is not rising….
    4) Step 4 – “drizzle half the butter ….” what butter? we used melted butter in the dough in step 2 and then used softened butter in the filling but dont see more butter to drizzle.
    Maybe we are real newbie bakers but it seems some clarification would be great!

    1. Hey Colby,
      The recipe calls for 1 teaspoon of vanilla. For the apples, in the ingredients I wrote “diced”, this means they do not need to be peeled otherwise I would have stated. You simply knead into a smooth ball. The butter from the filling in step 4. So sorry for the confusion, I hope this helps! xTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    Wow, this recipe is amazing. So so good, DELICIOUS. I loved it, a must for early christmas recipes 😀 way to go Teighan <3

    1. Hi Hilary! I am sorry this took longer than expected. Is there anything I can help with? I will look into this! xTieghan

    2. Agreed!! (Without reading the recipe to see rose times) I also thought wow this is a quick bread recipe and decided to give it a shot…definitely 3 hour process with both rises.

  7. 5 stars
    Hi thanks for the fabulous recipe! Re the Glaze how much vanilla extract? Is bourbon the same as Whisky or would any other spirit work well? Thanks…

    1. Hi Nina,
      Sorry for the confusion, it is 1 teaspoon of vanilla. You can use bourbon or whiskey, or simply omit. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hi Jennifer,
      You can use active yeast but will need to proof in the warm milk first. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hi Taylor,
      Sorry it is 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  8. Hi!
    When you say roll it on the long end, I’m assuming you mean that once it’s rolled it’s 9 inches long and not 24 inches, right? It kind of sounded like you’re supposed to roll it from the long end being 24 inches but I don’t see how that would fit in a 9×5 loaf pan. Just wanted to clarify! Thank you!!

    1. Hi Jamie,
      Yes that is correct! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  9. Hello! I’m not sure what I did wrong… my center did not cook through. Any tips? The outer part is amazing!!!

    1. Hi Sarah,
      So sorry about this! Did you adjust the recipe at all? I would recommend overing with foil and continuing to bake until the center is done. I hope this helps, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  10. 3 stars
    I am in the process of making this bread right now, got the loaf in the bread pan for the second rise. I am certain that this bread will taste very good. Like you said, how can anything baked with apples taste bad?!
    I am wondering if the recipe can be updated for the following:
    1) can you specify if the the apples should be peeled? I kept the skin on only because I saw part of the skin in the picture.
    2) What you did in the video differed from the written instructions. The written instructions basically said to use all 6T of butter in the filling. In the video, however, you ended up brushing some of the butter on top of the bread.
    3) No need to knead?! Why was this part of the written instructions?
    The dough was very easy to handle. I am looking forward to tasting this. Thank you for publishing this.

    1. Hi Adren!

      1. no the apples do not need to be peeled. I like the flavor the skin adds.
      2. there is no video attached with this recipe, what are you referring to?
      3. not sure what you are asking here? can you please clarify?

      Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  11. 5 stars
    Just tried this recipe today and I’m so happy it turned out so so great!!! I’ve never made any kind of bread before and never used yeast in a recipe before either so my confidence wasn’t very high. However, the directions were easily to follow and the link in one of the previous comments to the video was super helpful.
    I actually kinda messed up and forgot to layer in the 2nd half of the cinnamon/sugar mix. Didn’t realize until I had already cut, staggered, and fitted everything into the loaf pan. I opted to just sprinkle it on top and it still turned out awesome.
    Apples with cinnamon is such a classic pairing and it did not disappoint…the flavor was familiar, warm, and inviting and my entire house smelled like heaven! Everyone loved it and I
    ,myself, ate like a third of the loaf (probably gaining a pound in the process). I am so excited to try more of your recipes!!!
    And a note to anyone trying this…the apples are just layered in raw (not precooked) and they turn out perfect! They soften in the baking process but retain structure…they are soft but not mush so don’t overthink this and just layer them in…it works!

    1. HI! Yes, I leave the parchment paper on. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much! x Tieghan

  12. Could you use dried apples for this recipe? I have some that I need to use and would love to use them for this recipe.

    1. HI! Sure, that should be ok. I have not tested this, so I can’t say for sure however. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Happy Holiday’s ? ?

  13. 5 stars
    Hi, this is my second time making this and each time the dough rises like crazy! It’s basically tripling it’s size! I can’t figure out what I am doing wrong. This time I forced it into the loaf pan and it spilled over as it was baking…that’s how much it rises.

    1. HI! The rise isn’t a bad thing, that is good! If it’s not fitting in your loaf pan, try using 2 loaf pans. You will have smaller loaves, but it will stop the bread from over flowing into your oven. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  14. 5 stars
    My kitchen smells divine. This bread is so delicious. It looks amazing too. I love to bake even though it’s a little time consuming. I find it very therapeutic. My family loved it and it barley got to cool down before we started to eat it. I also made your easy pull apart rolls, they were delicious too. Thanks for the great recipes, I’m a total fan now!

  15. I made this last weekend to eat while watching Stranger Things – it is the PERFECT fall treat. Absolutely delicious and easy too! The only downside was that my husband and I ate almost the entire thing in two days… I think next time I’d better halve the recipe, or make this when I have friends over!

    1. I would think so, but I have not tested the recipe that way. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Hope you love this recipe! 🙂

  16. I made this last night (I have tons of apples to use so the apple cinnamon rolls are sitting in my fridge ready to be baked too) and it was great! Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

  17. Are we supposed to knead the dough for a certain amount of time? I know kneading is often a crucial step, but this says to just shape it into a ball and let rise.

    1. Hi Katie, no need to knead the dough, just roll into a ball and let rise. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thank you!

  18. 5 stars
    This is so good! My kids are eating it off the cooling rack. I’m new to your site and bought your cookbook on a whim. No regrets! I made your no guilt alfredo last night. Fantastic. My pickiest eater ate it. Thanks for so many great new recipes!

  19. I knew I had to make this as soon as you posted earlier this week!

    My bread’s currently on its 2nd rise in the bread pan, but I’m a confused about the baking instructions. Should I take it out of the bread pan and put it on a lined baking sheet to bake, or should it stay in the bread pan? Thank you thank you!

    1. Hi Cassie! Leave it in the bread pan, but put the bread pan on a baking sheet to catch any drips. Let me know if you have other questions. Enjoy the bread!

  20. Pull apart bread is one of my favorite treats! It’s easy to make and oh so fun to eat! I love this version with apple and maple – Yum!

    xx Allison

  21. Hey Tieghan,
    This bread looks lovely and seems perfect for a cozy fall weekend. ☺️ Maybe the dough could even be formed into individual knots? Or braided rolls? I saw your video and think you looked lovely! I’m glad the trip went well and you were able to talk about your book! I hope you got back ok and are able to catch up on some sleep. 🙂

    1. Yes, you can make this the night before and then bake in the morning. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thank you! ?

  22. 5 stars
    I’m not having the best day (even though it’s Friday… geez!), and I’d love to eat like the whole loaf of this about now. That’s so cool what your brothers are up to… your family sure is talented. Will we be able to watch Red on TV in the Olympics?

    1. Hey Natasha! I am sorry to hear you aren’t having the best day. I hope the rest of your weekend is amazing! Yes you will be able to watch the Olympics on TV!

  23. So, step #3 are we supposed to cook the filling? That is what one of your pictures looks like but you don’t specify. Thank you and happy I found your website yesterday!?

    1. Hi Erin! No need to cook the apples, I do not cook mine. Let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love the bread!

  24. Tieghan
    I can’t wait to make this…..I will let you know how this goes. I also need to order your cookbook congratulations on it. Brian and I are in Paso Robles for a wine festival at Opolo winery. We landed in LA Wednesday and then flew to San Luis Obispo we love it out here. Thanks for your recipes. Talk with you soon. Linda Neitzel

    1. Wow that sounds so amazing! I hope the wine festival is going great Linda! I hope you love this bread when you get the chance to make it. Thank you!

  25. Definitely on my weekend baking list! Can I make this the night before and bake it in the morning? How would you recommend I do that? Thanks!

    1. Yes! That is great! Just keep the bread dough in the loaf pan, cover and refrigerate overnight. Take the bread out in the morning and let sit at room temp while the oven preheats. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thank you! ?

    2. I’ve made this a couple of times. I tried this and I would not recommend baking it the next day. I think the apples make it too wet. It took 85 minutes before the center wasn’t raw anymore and by then the outside was too brown even though I tented it with foil. It also did not rise as high. Overall the results just weren’t as great as making it and baking it the same day.

  26. Tieghan,
    I’d like to make this, but I’m uncertain about step 5 (cutting and arranging the slices.) Can you clarify or show pix of the process? I’ll give it a try anyway, but I’d like to have a better idea of how that part is supposed to go. BTW … the cranberry roasted chicken was wonderful!

      1. I’m confused too! What do you mean by cut ithe slices almost to the bottom of the log? Does the parchment go into the baking pan? Help please!

          1. Hi! I’m having trouble accessing the video- it says “for the video- click here:” in the recipe, but there is no link to click. I checked on both my computer and phone, but still haven’t been able to see the video.
            Thanks

          2. Hi Lucy, I am not sure what the issue is as I can see the video fine. I am thinking it’s your internet, but what browser are you using? So sorry for the trouble!

          3. T-
            I also cannot find the video. There is no link apparent. Tried clicking on pretty much anything that might hide a hyperlink but to no avail. The picture on the pull apart brioche recipe page, however, shows pretty much how it’s supposed to go. I’ll give that a try … got to as the dough is rising as I type this. 🙁

          1. You can look at the cinnamon pull apart recipe there are pictures at the bottom showing how to cut it. I put parchment in my pan overhanging on both sides then just squished the dough together and put it in. Came out perfect!

    1. So I was pretty confused about this step too but I thought I’d just dive right in and try it! It was way easier than I thought! I rolled it up, put it on a piece of parchment paper and used a bread knife instead of scissors to cut it. My sections were about 1.5 inches thick and I didn’t cut all the way through. After all of it was sectioned off I started at one end and pushed one section back and pulled the next forward (gently of course). It takes a bit of maneuvering but it’s actually quite forgiving dough. Just make sure you’ve rolled it tight enough…I can see the filling coming out if you don’t. After that I pushed it together into more or less a bread pan shape and voila! Just don’t be afraid to handle it…as I said, it’s quite forgiving and easy to shape. Have fun!!

  27. 5 stars
    “Ooey, gooey, applely and cinnamony” should be my middle name ??
    This looks so decadent, yummy and amazing. Yup, everything is better with apples (and bananas.. and cheese, obviously..). I like the apple-cinnamon combo in my yogurt bowls plus, I would definitely sneak some nuts into this – walnuts or pecans, that would pump up the game!
    Breathtaking photos, by the way, love them! The one with the running glaze? On point!
    Have a wonderful day, Tiegh!
    ||Jar||

    1. Yes everything is totally better with those three things haha! But feel free to add some nuts to this when you make it, I am sure it will be great! Thank you so much! I hope you have a great weekend!

  28. This looks delicious! In the photos it looks as though you roasted or sautéed the apples first. Did I miss something?

    1. Hi Katie! No need to cook the apples, I do not cook mine. Let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love the bread!

  29. This looks delicious! In the photos it looks like you roasted or sautéed the apples before adding. Have I missed something?

  30. Ohhh this bread is on my weekend baking list! Love the maple, apple, fall goodness 😉 xoxo

  31. Ahh, such an awesome Home & Family segment! So glad you were able to return to the show in person 🙂 And I love that Henry Winkler was there – hello, Happy Days nostalgia. Lastly, this apple bread recipe = perfect fall treat. Happy almost weekend, Tieghan!