My boys are the ultimate guinea pigs. They are at the age where they are always VERY honest. So I figure they are the best people to use when I am trying out new recipes. They will tell me when a recipe is a success or if I need to go back to the drawing board. I can usually tell when a recipe is really good by how much food is left on the plate after they get finished attacking it. Yes…at ages 8 and 9, the boys don’t eat food – they attack it!  I really am trying to teach them table manners but when it comes to food my sweet little boys turn into monsters!

Well, I’m happy to share a recipe that my little monsters decided was a hit – Easy Apple Pull-Apart Bread.

I wanted to make something a little different than our usual cinnamon rolls. Fall always has me hankering for baked apples so I decided that I would use my sticky bun dough and add in my favorite Duncan Hines Comstock Fruit and whip up a new tasty treat. I let the bread machine do most of the work for me. I think the actual hands on time spent making this bread is maybe 8 – 10 minutes total! The results were fantastic.

Comstock-Coupon-PublixDon’t forget that we have a great Publix Digital coupon that you can load that will help you put this together at a great price. Load the coupon and you can save $1 off a can of Duncan Hines Comstock Apple Pie Filling & Topping (or any of your favorite fruits) and whip this up in no time flat!

Duncan Hines Comstock Fruits are the freshest fruits picked at their peak to deliver homemade taste and quality. So you know that no matter what you choose you’ll get the perfect fruit for your recipes. Give my bread a try and come back and let me know what you think!

Easy Apple Pull-Apart Bread
Author: Michelle
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Serves: 10 – 12
  • [u]Dough[/u]
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • [u]Filling[/u]
  • 1 21 oz can Comstock Apple Pie Filling & Topping
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • [u]Glaze[/u]
  • 3/4 cup of confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 1 – 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Add the dough ingredients in the order listed into your bread machine. Select dough cycle, start and allow the dough to run the full cycle.
  2. Once the dough has completed the cycle, remove to a lightly floured work surface.
  3. Cover with a dish towel and allow to rest 10 minutes.
  4. Once the dough has rested, roll it to a 20″ x 20″ rectangle.
  5. Dice the Comstock apples and mix with the cinnamon, then spread over over the dough.
  6. Use a pizza wheel to cut the dough into 2″x2″ squares.
  7. Line two loaf pans with parchment paper.
  8. Stack the squares into small piles and gently place the piles into the pan sideways.
  9. Continue this until each pan is full.
  10. Cover with a tea towel and allow to rise for 30 minutes.
  11. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  12. Bake the bread for 25 – 35 minutes or until golden brown.
  13. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack, peel away the parchment paper while warm.
  14. Make the glaze by mixing in the vanilla then gradually adding the milk until the glaze is a thick pouring consistency.
  15. Drizzle over the bread.

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