An apple fritter is a perfect way to celebrate the flavors of fall. The soft, doughy treat is filled with spiced apples and fried to perfection, topped with a sweet glaze. Now, you can enjoy all the same delicious flavors at home with our Apple Fritter Pull-Apart Bread recipe. There’s no need to fry or work with yeasted dough, as this recipe uses a convenient shortcut of refrigerated cinnamon roll dough.


  • 2 packages of cinnamon rolls
  • 1/2 c unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and grated
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • For the glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-3 tbsp cream


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a baking dish with margarine or non-stick spray and set aside.
  • Open the package of cinnamon rolls and discard the icing or set it aside for later use. Take each cinnamon roll and stretch it out to form a flat pancake shape on a paper-lined surface.
  • In a small bowl, mix the butter and vanilla. Spread the butter mixture evenly over each flattened cinnamon roll and top with diced apples.
  • In a separate dish, combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle them over the apples.
  • Stack the cinnamon rolls in groups of 3 or 4. Once all the rolls are stacked, transfer them to the prepared baking dish and make sure that none of the apple fillings is touching the sides of the dish.
  • Cover the dish with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the dish from the oven and transfer it to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes before removing it from the dish.
  • As the dish cools, mix powdered sugar with 1-3 tablespoons of milk or cream to make a glaze, and drizzle it over the dish.

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