An apple fritter is like a celebration of fall in one little package. A sweet, doughy delight filled with tender spiced apples and perfectly fried… and don’t forget the sugary glaze that tops it. Well, we’ve got an option for you that hits all those same notes but is a lot more shareable and way easier to make at home – Apple Fritter Pull-Apart Bread! There’s no frying to worry about and since it uses the shortcut of refrigerated cinnamon roll dough, it’s a bread with no yeasted dough to tend to.
You start with two cans of refrigerated cinnamon rolls and stretch each one out into a flat little pancake. Then, each one gets brushed with butter and topped with grated Granny Smith apples. Grating the apples means that the apple flavor is in every bite, but it’s never chunky or obtrusive.
Cinnamon and sugar get sprinkled over the apples and then you create little stacks of flattened cinnamon rolls before lining them up in a loaf pan. You want to make sure no apple filling touches the ends of the pan, so if you need to line up a couple of stacks apple to apple to make that happen, that’s just fine.
As it bakes in the oven, it rises into a single loaf, but one that has easy pull-apart sections that reveal a spiced layer of tart and sweet apples as you separate them. A quick glaze really puts it over the top – you can make your own, or use the one that came with the cinnamon rolls. It’s a semi-homemade sort of treat, but it’s fully delicious.
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