It is unofficially fall here in Virginia - this weekend it was almost 90 degrees but this morning when I stepped outside the cool crisp air let me know that summer was over. I love summer - however this summer was challenging and getting used to 90 degree weather with lots of humidity was no picnic. So this year I am ready to welcome fall with open arms! And to celebrate the unofficial start of fall I made Carmel Apple Pull-Apart Bread.
This bread combines the sweet stickiness of sticky buns (or monkey bread to some) with the crisp deliciousness of apples to make an incredibly decadent treat you can serve for dessert or breakfast! Plus it's made with refrigerated biscuit dough so it is easy! You will not regret making this bread...except if you are trying to eat healthy...then you might!
Carmel Apple Pull-Apart Bread
1 tube of refrigerated biscuit dough (I used Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers to make them easy to pull apart)
1 stick of butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 small package of Cook and Serve butterscotch pudding (NOT INSTANT!)
2 apples, chopped into bite sized pieces
Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees.
Grease your bread pan or for easier clean up line it with parchment paper.
In a small sauce pan, over low heat, melt your butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and pudding together until well incorporated (or if you are in a hurry melt your butter in the microwave and stir in the rest!).
Divide each biscuit in half so that you have 16 thinner biscuits
Now the fun (and slightly messy) part - you are going to layer the different parts into you pan. Dip one biscuit quickly into your pudding mixture (you probably wont get a lot to stick to the biscuit but thats ok!), put it in your pan, next add a small handful of apple chunks. Repeat this process (biscuit, apples, biscuit, apples) to fill your entire pan ending with a biscuit.
Pour the pudding mixture evenly over the bread and apples. Make sure that it gets in between each layer of dough and down the sides.
Bake for 25-30 minutes - check the bread at about 20 minutes. My
bread was still doughy in the middle so it took about 30 minutes.
Let the bread cool slightly before serving it - the sticky part will be very hot when it first comes out of the oven.
What are your favorite things to do in fall? Do you have any special recipes you make in the fall?