This morning I got the opportunity to work with the staff at Local Fox 19. What a fun place to hang out on a Saturday morning! As I mentioned on air, Autumn is my favorite season. While most of my friends go crazy for all things pumpkin and pumpkin spice, fall makes me think of apples, honey, cider, maple syrup, and cinnamon.
The recipe I made today was directly inspired by Pillsbury’s Pumpkin Spice Pull-Apart Bread. I made that bread first for my pumpkin-lovin’ friends. Then I began playing around with the recipe, or the basic construct of the recipe, to make it something for the apple-honey fans, like me.
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon real maple syrup
4 tablespoons local honey (I prefer Let it Bee honey)
A small bowl of nuts (optional) (I used chopped pecans and peanuts)
1 large apple
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated honey butter biscuits
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 teaspoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees and spray a bread loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray (I always go with baking spray).
2. Open the biscuit dough, laying each round on a cutting board. Slice each biscuit in half.
3. Lightly coat each biscuit round with the honey-maple syrup mixture.
4. Sprinkle each round with the cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar blend (nutmeg is optional).
6. Sprinkle on a light layer of the mixed nuts (again, nuts are optional).
7. Cut the apple into thin slices (peeling is optional).
8. Add two thin slices of apple to each round.
*to recap- each biscuit round has honey, cinnamon/sugar, nuts, and apples.
9. Stack the biscuits side-by-side to fill the loaf pan. Be sure the end pieces, the pieces that touch the pan, are dry (without honey).
10. Bake 40-45 minutes.
11. In a separate bowl, mix the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Add this glaze to the warm bread (let it cool about five minutes first).
I’m a supporter of all things local, when I can. My go-to local honey is Let it Bee. In fact, I’m kind of obsessed with it! For the apples, this batch came from Hollmeyer’s Apple Orchard. They make a mean cider, too!
Honestly, I’m not sure if this bread is dessert, breakfast, afternoon snack, or late night treat. Let’s go with all of the above! Not that I want to tell you what to do, but I’d sit down with a blanket, a piece of this bread, and a mug of spiced cider! That makes me smile! Both loaves were finished before I exited the studio, so I think it must taste pretty good!
You can watch the live segment here.
GO THERE (Let it Bee, Hollmeyer Orchard)! TRY THAT (Making apple honey pull-apart bread)!