If you’re looking for a delicious Apple Bread, look no further. This Spiral Apple Bread with Caramel Apple Glaze is both delicious and beautiful!

IMG_2721Spiral Apple Bread with Caramel Apple Glaze | Inspired by Charm

I can’t believe it’s been over a month since the last Year of Yeast post. Clearly, I’m getting more comfortable with my yeast-bread skills and I don’t need to practice as much anymore. (Or it could be that it was too hot to do much baking in August.)

Over the past couple weeks I’ve been craving something with apples and cinnamon. I instantly thought of making apple bread!

I blame it on the fact that fall is just around the corner. I hate to admit it, but I’m totally crazy excited for fall to come. Like many folks, fall is my favorite season and I plan to live it up this year.

As a bed and breakfast owner, fall was always my busiest time so I was never able to fully enjoy it. I blinked and it was over. This year I’m taking full advantage of the season and planning lots of cooking, baking, and crafting. You’re in for a treat – and maybe a trick or two!

Anyway, back to this craving for something apple-y and my overwhelming need to do a little baking, after a bit of research, planning, and recipe testing – this Spiral Apple Bread with Caramel Apple Glaze became a winner!

IMG_2731Spiral Apple Bread with Caramel Apple Glaze | Inspired by Charm

How do you Make Apple Bread?

Oh, and you’ll be happy to know that this Spiral Apple Bread recipe comes together very quickly. As with most yeast recipes, you need to factor in some rising time, but other than that, it’s a piece of cake.

Spiral Apple Bread with Caramel Apple Glaze | Inspired by Charm

Spiral Apple Bread with Caramel Apple Glaze | Inspired by Charm

I’ve actually learned to enjoy the rising process. The world moves too quickly these days. Today, I took the time to really enjoy every step of the process.

How the dough felt in my hands, how it smelled when it was rising, the flavor of the apples. It was like a bit of baking therapy.

Spiral Apple Bread with Caramel Apple Glaze | Inspired by Charm

Spiral Apple Bread with Caramel Apple Glaze | Inspired by Charm

And honestly, with very little effort, the resulting loaf looks pretty gorgeous. It’s like a mini-work of art.

Spiral Apple Bread with Caramel Apple Glaze | Inspired by Charm

Believe me, if I can do this, so can you. Let me show you how.

Spiral Apple Bread with Caramel Apple Glaze

Spiral Apple Bread with Caramel Apple Glaze | Inspired by Charm

Spiral Apple Bread with Caramel Apple Glaze

Here’s what you'll need:

Bread
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup warm milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cinnamon, ground
3 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (I used Granny Smith.)

Topping
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar

Glaze
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon apple cider
1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted

Let’s get baking!

Place flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and yeast in a stand mixer with the dough hook attached. Stir to combine.

In a small bowl add your melted butter into your warm milk. Then, with the mixer on low, add this mixture to the flour mixture until it forms a soft dough ball.

Knead with the mixer for about 4 minutes. Then transfer dough into a lightly oiled bowl. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm area for 1.1/2 hours or until doubled in size.

Punch dough down then divide into 2 balls. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each ball into an approximately 8 x 11-inch rectangle. Cut into 9 strips.

Lightly grease an 8- or 9-inch round pan. Starting at the center of pan, coil apple slices with dough strips into a spiral, pinching ends securely as strips are added.

Repeat the same steps for the other half of the dough. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise for 45 minutes. Toward the end of rising time, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

For the topping, mix cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl. Once the bread is removed from the oven, brush each loaf with melted butter and then sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.

While the bread cools, melt butter in a 1-quart saucepan over medium heat. Stir in 1/4 cup brown sugar. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly; reduce heat to low. Boil and stir 2 minutes. Stir in cider. Heat to boiling; remove from heat. Cool to lukewarm, about 30 minutes.

Gradually stir powdered sugar into glaze mixture. If the glaze becomes too stiff, stir in additional cider, 1/2 teaspoon at a time. If the glaze is too thin, add more powdered sugar. Drizzle glaze over the bread.

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IMG_2742-2Spiral Apple Bread with Caramel Apple Glaze | Inspired by Charm

Cut into wedges to serve.

IMG_2731Spiral Apple Bread with Caramel Apple Glaze | Inspired by Charm

Totally scrumptious looking, right? Let me tell you … it is! That caramel apple glaze is what dreams are made of! You won’t even know what hit you.

So whether you are ready to embrace fall or not, take a few minutes for some baking therapy and give this Spiral Apple Bread recipe a try. Be sure to stop back and let me know what you think!

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Comments

  • Lillian at

    This looks so good! How do you think it would turn out if I used pie crust dough instead??

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I’m honestly not sure. If you give it a try. Let me know.

      xo Michael

  • Christy, The Simple Homemaker at

    Um…WOW! I just wiped clean my entire to-do list and am making this TODAY! Consider yourself my husband’s hero. πŸ™‚

  • peggycadwell at

    Why is butter listed 3 times but only used 2 times in the instructions? When do you add the 2 Tbl

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Oooh! Good catch Peggy. Thanks for pointing that out. The recipe has been updated. My apologies.

      xo Michael

  • OldSchoolinNC at

    Now to figure out how to make this WITHOUT a stand mixer. πŸ™‚

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      No problem! Just mix up the dough with your hands and kneed on a lightly floured countertop for about 6-8 minutes. No mixer required. Happy Baking!

      xo Michael

  • Kristi@Chatfield Court at

    Oh Em Gee Michael, this sounds so good!! I am so not ready for fall but I can’t wait to try your recipe. Sounds delish.

    Thanks.
    Kristi

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I hear ya, my feelings for fall are really bittersweet. Enjoy the recipe.

      xo Michael

  • Andrea at

    This will be my weekend splurge. I can literally taste, feel, and smell this delightful dessert at this moment. Great recipe!

    As always thanks for sharing.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Oh! Perfection. Let me know how it turns out!

      xo Michael

  • Jamie at

    Your photos make me want to eat just about anything you post…this looks delicious and I think you idea for the glaze puts it over the top. Can’t wait to try it!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hahaha. Thanks so much Jamie!

      xo Michael

  • Bing Boettner at

    Thak you soooo much! I am always looking for things to make for my lady friends and my co-workers. They will love this!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You bet! I’m sure they will. Enjoy!

      xo Michael

  • Tracey McCartney at

    Pinned this, not only does it sound delicious it looks so cute too!!! I cant wait for the weather gets a little cooler so I can make this, perfect to take to a brunch or for thanksgiving morning with coffee. I absolutely love your blog!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes – it’s totally perfect for a brunch! Thanks so much for the blog love!

      xo Michael

  • DeDe@DesignedDecord at

    Michael, this is an awesome recipe! I love your recipes that you share! This is a must make!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks a million! I’m so glad you enjoy them!

      xo Michael

  • Becky at

    Oh my! What a great recipe for the coming season and to make as a great go to breakfast for several mornings and maybe an extra piece with a cup of coffee after the kids go to school. πŸ™‚ Thanks!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes! This is a perfect breakfast treat!

      xo Michael

  • Steph at

    This looks delicious!! Any tips on how this could be made without a stand mixer? I’d love to give it a try!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Steph, you can easily make this without a stand mixer. Great question! Just mix up the dough with your hands and kneed on a lightly floured countertop for about 6-8 minutes. No mixer required. Happy Baking!

      xo Michael

  • Claire @ A Little Claireification at

    Michael this is to DIE for. I love Fall. I busted out Pumpkin Truffles last week and was sure I’d be shunned since it’s still a million HOT degrees in FL but apparently, people are ready for these Fall yummies. Pinning this and cannot wait to try it.
    xo

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Oh that makes me happy to hear, as long as some of us are on board all is good, right? Haha. Bring on the fall goodies!

      xo Michael

  • Deidre~ at

    WOW! This is most certainly a must have recipe for my fall table! Going to the store today to get the ingredients to make this for my family.Thank you so very much!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You bet! I’m sure you family will adore it. Happy baking!

      xo Michael

  • Cookbook Queen at

    OH my gosh, this is just GORGEOUS!!! And my favorite flavors too!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      It is such a fancy looking dessert and it’s so easy to put together.

      xo Michael

  • girlfromwva at

    Pinned this! I cannot wait to try it!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you! Thank you!

      xo Michael

  • Jill at

    This sounds amazing and does look easy to make. I think it’s time to try out my dough hook and test this out! Thanks

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes – this is a perfect recipe to give dough a try. Good luck!

      xo Michael

  • Lori @ RecipeGirl at

    I am simply dying over this recipe- what a fun idea. And I can already think of all kinds of fun variations on this one!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much Lori! Oh, I know. I already have a few other ideas I want to try.

      xo Michael

  • jv at

    What can be an alternative to apple cider? πŸ™‚ totally looks delish! I’m planning on making it and sharing it with my friends!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Anything liquid would work. Milk, fruit juice, etc.

      xo Michael

  • Kelly at

    Yum! Pinned and hopefully I’ll find time to try this one now that the kids are back in school. Thanks for the reminder that fall is coming–eventually! You never know in Texas!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hahaha. Funny but true! I do like PA for the change of seasons, I just winter was the shortest – not the longest.

      xo Michael

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