Caramel Apple Cinnamon Bread Braid Recipe

Category Recipe Title Prep Time Rise Time Bake/Cook Time Total Time
Dessert Braids Caramel Apple Cinnamon Braid 20 min 5 min 25 min 50 min


About this Recipe

By: Fast Easy Bread

Caramel, apples, cinnamon, sugar, and bread come together to make this delectable dessert bread braid. It’s like a pie meets a caramel apple but better and more aesthetic. The beauty of braids is that they look just as amazing as they taste. Try this out an you won’t be disappointed.     

Apple Cinnamon Braid


Braid Filling

  • 4 oz cream cheese mixed with
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar and
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 1/4 cup sugar mixed with
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • Caramel Topping for drizzling

It is very important that you use bread flour. Do not use all-purpose flour for this recipe. You can substitute almost any sweetener for the sugar such as honey or brown sugar at a 1:1 ratio. The Saf-Instant Premium Yeast and the Liquid Soy Lecithin can be purchased in the Homemade Bread Bundle or the Homemade Pizza Bundle

Filling: Mix the cream cheese with the brown sugar and vanilla. Peel and thinly slice the apples. Mix the sugar and cinnamon into a sugar cinnamon mixture. 


Apple Cinnamon Braid
Apple Cinnamon Braid

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and mix dry ingredients. (yeast is a dry ingredient)

Step 2

To avoid a mess, make a dimple in dry ingredients with tsp. Squeeze the lecithin into the bottom of the dimple about the size of a quarter. Add water slowly, add 3/4 cups and then the remaining 1/4 cup. Mix for 1 minute and check consistency. The dough mixer should be sticky and pull itself off bowl.

Step 3

Mix/knead in mixer on medium setting for 5 minutes or knead for 5 minutes by hand.

Step 4

Spray counter and hands with cooking spray and knead for a few seconds to form smooth ball.

Step 5

Roll dough into a 15-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Place on a greased cookie sheet.

Step 6

Spread cream cheese mixture lengthwise down center third of rectangle, then add apples, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture, and drizzle with caramel topping.

Step 7

On each long side, cut 1-in.-wide strips about 2-1/2-in. into center. Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across filling.

Step 8

Pinch ends to seal and tuck under.  Sprinkle with cinnamon/ sugar and drizzle with more caramel topping.

Step 9

Cover and let rise for 5 minutes then bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Step 9

Remove from oven and place on cooling rack or cutting board with 2 spatulas. Serve and enjoy!

People Who’ve Made This

“I’m no baker so if I can make this bread then anyone can do it. This is so fast and easy!”

Cory R.

I love making bread, but don’t like the time involved sometimes. This stuff is great. I can’t believe I can make delicious bread in under a hour. It is also so easy to use.

Lindsey F.

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