October 17th, 2014

Easy Apple Fritter Pull-Apart Bread

This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure for further details.

On the weekends, I take turns cooking with my boys, letting them choose the menu and help prepare the meal. This Easy Apple Fritter Pull-Apart Bread was the request of my 14 year-old, who is a big fan of anything remotely resembling apple pie. 

Easy Apple Fritter Pull-Apart Bread

And because it starts with a can of prepared biscuit dough, it’s the kind of recipe a 14 year-old can handle on his own–although I did help out with the apple chopping.

I have to say, I was pretty impressed with the end result, and so was the rest of the family. The entire loaf was gone in under ten minutes!

Although this is a bread recipe, we enjoyed it for dessert, which got me thinking about how tasty it would be served warm with a side of vanilla ice cream.

It wouldn’t be bad for breakfast either!

Easy Apple Fritter Pull-Apart Bread


    For the bread

    • 1 can (16.3 oz.) Pillsbury Grands refrigerated biscuits
    • 2 medium granny smith apples, peeled and finely diced
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1/3 cup brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • Pinch of salt

    For the glaze

    • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
    • 1/4 cup milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
    2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the diced apples, lemon juice, sugars, vanilla, spices and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are soft and sauce has thickened, about 10 minutes.
    3. Carefully pull the canned biscuits apart horizontally (just like you woul open a cooked biscuit) to form two circles. Flatten each biscuit half with the palm of your hand.
    4. Spoon about a tablespoon of the apple filling onto one biscuit round. Top with a second biscuit round and another tablespoon of filling. Repeat until you have a stack of 3-4 biscuits with filling in between.
    5. Continue making stacks with the biscuits and filling until all the biscuit halves have been used.
    6. Carefully stand the stack on end in the loaf pan, arranging them so that there is no filling touching the two ends of the pan (you may have to put to sides with filling together). Pour any remaining apple filling over the dough in the pan.
    7. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until bread is golden brown. Remove to a wire rack and cool for 5-10 minutes before removing loaf from pan.
    8. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together ingredients for glaze. Drizzle glaze over warm bread and serve immediately.
    2 reviews

    Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Host the Toast.



    1. Oh, Danelle, you’ve hit a home run with this recipe! It looks so fabulous. I’m going to HAVE to make it! 🙂

    2. Wow. I have always wanted to make apple fritters, but they seem like such an ordeal. This looks more like my style. I love this!

    3. Looks Very Tasteful, This going to be My Morning Breakfast

    4. this is on our menu for this saturday morning! both my husband and I LOVE anything with apples! Thanks!!!

    5. Hello, I made this today and it is a wonderfully warm comfort food on a rainy/snowy i don’t feel good kind of day. My daughter only 6 had a fever this morning so i had to stay home with her. To make her feel better and because i wanted to try it before I made it for breakfast on Thanksgiving I gave it a try. It is so easy to make she could have helped if i had let her. I know my family will love it and pick this as a favorite to make again. Thank You!!!

    6. what do you do with the cinnamon and sugars…and ginger

      • It’s in step 2, listed as “sugars” and “spices”: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the diced apples, lemon juice, sugars, vanilla, spices and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are soft and sauce has thickened, about 10 minutes.

    7. I searched: “Apple + Pillsbury + Pull-apart” and your recipe came up first (good SEO!). I took a chance and quadrupled this recipe and I’m not sorry! They were all delicious!! Caramel-y and sweet and sinful. I added pecans to 2 of the breads, and they are the best of the bunch.

      Thanks for the recipe! I’ll be coming back for more!


    Speak Your Mind