Apple Fritter Bread

Do you love apple fritters?  My Dad does!  When he heads to Washington for a shoot he tells me about this amazing bakery/restaurant that he stops at and orders an apple fritter the size of a dinner plate.  It makes my mouth water!

So when I saw this recipe a year ago (yes, a year ago) I bookmarked it and told myself that I was going to make this for my Dad.  Well, better late than never.  Father’s Day was coming so I decided to make this for him rather than the usual Grandmother Paul’s Sour Cream Pound Cake (which is a huge hit with my family.)
My Dad said this bread lasted 2 days in his house.  Ha!  That’s awesome.  I love baking for people who appreciate it.  Don’t we all?
This bread is amazing!  I will definitely be making this again!
One small change I will make next time is the amount of apples.  I don’t know if I bought huge apples or what but it was ana outrageous amount of apples to put in one loaf of bread.  So I made 2 to spread them out a little.  It was still a ton of apples for my taste but my Dad loved it.
Apple Fritter Bread
* 3 cups flour
* 1 package yeast
* 1/4 tsp. salt
* 1/2 cup brown sugar
* 1/4 cup water
* 1 egg, beaten
* 3/4 cup milk
* 1/4 cup butter
* 6 apples, peeled and diced (next time I will use 3.  6 as a TON of apples!)
* 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
* 1 cup brown sugar
* 1 tsp. vanilla
* 2 Tbsp. butter
* 1 tsp. cinnamon
* 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
* 1 Tbsp. butter, softened
* 1 tsp. vanilla
* 3/4 cup powdered sugar
* 3 tsp. half and half (or milk)
Grease a 9×5 loaf pan and set aside.
In a skillet, cook apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, vanilla, butter, cinnamon and cornstarch until thickened.  Set aside to cool.
In a small saucepan, heat the milk until it bubbles.  Remove from heat and add butter.  Stir until melted.  Set aside.
In a mixing bowl add flour, yeast, salt and brown sugar.  Mix until combined.  Add water, egg and milk/butter mixture and mix until it forms into a ball.  Mix/knead for an additional 5 minutes.
Roll dough out in the shape of a rectangle on a generously floured surface.
Evenly spread apple mixture over dough.  Cut into squares.
Stack the squares into your pan.  I turned the pan on it’s end to make this easier.
Bake for 45 – 50 minutes in a 350 degree oven, until golden brown.
Remove from pan and let cool.
In a mixing bowl, mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and milk and mix well.  Pour glaze over the bread and allow it to set for a few minutes.
Enjoy warm or cold!  (I vote for warm.)  =o)

Look at how yummy this looks!

See why I’ll be making this again?  =o)
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  1. That looks devine!! I want a loaf for breakfast right now. Can’t wait to make this!

  2. Yum!

  3. I’m so happy your dad enjoyed the bread as much as we do! Thank you so much for linking to the recipe, it is greatly appreciated 🙂

  4. Looks yummy – will definitely be making this.

  5. Looks yummy – will definitely be making this.

  6. Looks yummy – will definitely be making this.

  7. Looks yummy – will definitely be making this.

  8. Looks yummy – will definitely be making this.

  9. Looks yummy – will definitely be making this.

  10. Looks yummy – will definitely be making this.

  11. Looks heavenly!

  12. I have to say that this looks delicious, just the perfect thing to serve on Christmas morning. Apple fritters are one of my favorite, and seldom eaten, bakery treats.

  13. This looks awesome!! I’m definitely going to make this. I think my kids would love it!

  14. wow! this looks too good to share! I’ll have to make one loaf just for myself!

  15. This looks soooo good!! I love apple fritters!! I’m gonna have to have my wifey make this.

  16. My dad loves apple fritters too! I would love to know what restaurant you’re referencing! And I will definitely have to make this bread for him sometime… will keep it in case I need a “bribe”! 😉

  17. This looks absolutely divine. I love apple fritters, so I may have to give this a try! Is it super sweet? Maybe that’s a silly question…

  18. This looks super delicious!

  19. Wow! What a fantastic recipe! I totally have to make this sometime.

  20. This looks amazing! Mmmm! Should be super easy to make allergy friendly for my family too.

    One question…is it as time consuming as it looks? 🙂

  21. I would love it, if you would share this, & any other recipes you may have, on my recipe link up.

  22. Oh yes, just can taste it now. Would you be happy to link this in to my Food on Friday: Apples?

    Glad I found you through It’s a Keeper’s linky party. I linked in bacon and scrambled egg rolls. Have a super week.

  23. This looks good. Thanks for sharing on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you’ll be back this week with more!

  24. I love apple fritters – This looks Amazing! Visiting from something swanky link up 🙂

  25. This looks heavenly !
    I’ve made different pull=apart sweet bread, but never apple fritter.
    I’m definitely going to make this soon(!)
    I’m pinning this

  26. Wow, this sounds and looks amazing! I love apple fritters, can’t wait to try this out! Thanks so much for the great recipe! Have a fabulous weekend, cheers!

  27. You’re a featured favorite on Saturday Show & Tell @ Cheerios and Lattes this week!
    Mackenzie 🙂

  28. This looks so yummy!


  29. Just wondering – have you tried rolling this jellyroll style instead of having to stack those squares? I know they’re easier to pull apart, but rolling might be easier to construct. Just wondering.

  30. I want a slice of this delicious bread right now, can’t wait to try this! Hope you have a fantastic week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  31. I can definitely see why you would make this again…looks super duper delish!!!! Thank you for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

  32. Ok, was just about to leave your blog and then seen this and had to check it out. Makes my mouth water just looking at it. I’m now your newest follower, I’m thinking you probably have lots of great recipes to share. Off to look at more. :0)

  33. This bread has me wishing for fall!

    Just stopping by to let you know that you will be featured on this week’s Sweet Tooth Friday. Stop by and grab a button.

  34. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great summer week end and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  35. Oh my gosh, you have SO convinced me that I need to make this!

  36. DROOL! I’m not even that big of an apple fan, but that looks incredibly delicious!

    Thank you for linking up to Tasty Thursday!

  37. We have TONS of apples! This looks so divine. Thanks for sharing.

  38. This is seriously the best, most terrible (for my diet) thing I’ve seen all week. Pinned this one on Pinterest for future reference!

    Weirding with Wisdom

  39. This bread looks scrumptious! So glad you pointed it out to me. I’d love to blog about this recipe.

  40. Oh. My. SERIOUS. Yumminess!!!

  41. This recipe has to taste absolutely fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  42. Looks sooo good!

  43. OMG! That looks so incredible. Even better than an actual apple fritter. A must make 🙂

  44. This looks AMAZING!

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  46. I would love to make this! I have a question, though. If you make the filling with half as many apples (3 instead of 6) do you need to half the other ingredients as well? I’m not a super experienced baker, so I would love some advice, thanks!
    – Sheri H

  47. Shari – I would cut everything in half.

  48. What a neat take on an apple fritter! 😀 I will definitely be trying this one out, thanks for sharing!!

  49. Hi! This looks absolutely divine! How much does it yield? I would be thrilled if I found out it yields 2 9x5s 🙂

  50. It came out looking great but is doughy and i was wondering if you can tell my why you think this happened?

  51. Suzeq, you must not have cooked it long enough. That’s the only thing I can think of. Or maybe there was too much of the liquid (cinnamon sauce part) in it?

  52. This looks so good and would be perfect for a Saturday morning breakfast with my grandchildren.

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  54. I normally bake with granny smith apples. Curious as to what variety you use for this recipe? Thank you!

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  56. This really looks great. I definitely want to try this one

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  57. Thank you for posting this I’m going to try it this weekend!

  58. I saw this on Pinterest and I can’t wait to make it for my husband…he LOVES apple fritters! Thank you!

  59. I made this last night using 3 apples. My son’s comment: “That’s amazing!” My husband’s comment: ” You have to make that again!!” I thought it looked like something from a bakery instead of homemade!!


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