Chopped Caramel Apple Bread

Chopped Caramel Apple Bread

This bread is a spin on one of my favourite apple yeast breads – Bernard Clayton’s Chopped Apple Bread. That bread introduced me to the technique of chopping up the bread dough into little (messy) pieces and dumping it all in a loaf pan. It’s a bit like a monkey bread, but not really, since this is a loaf you can slice after it’s cooked.

I had made some caramel sauce a few days ago that I hadn’t ended up using, so I decided to make a caramel apple version of the chopped apple bread. And this is the result. And it was good. (Honestly, how can apples, homemade caramel sauce and fresh bread be bad, really?)

The basic technique to make this bread is to allow the dough to rise, then it is rolled out, scattered with chopped apples and then the caramel sauce is drizzled over top. The dough is packaged up and then cut with a sharp knife into 1-inch pieces. Then you scoop it all up and dump it into a loaf pan. It rises again and then is baked up into ooey gooey goodness. Because the top is uneven, you do have watch it like a hawk to make sure the parts that stick up higher don’t scorch. A piece of tin foil over the top works perfectly, as long as you catch it at the right time.

Speaking of which, don’t be deceived by how the top of this bread looks. It may look “done” on the top, but the inside needs some time to cook. Make sure you keep the loaf in the oven for around 45 minutes.

Chopped Caramel Apple Bread

This bread is lovely sliced with a bit of butter, toasted or use it to make French Toast or Bread Pudding for a real treat!

(If you’re interested in the original Chopped Apple Bread recipe, here’s a link to a blog post with the recipe and some photos of the process of making this type of chopped bread.)

26 Comments

  • Reply November 5, 2012

    Liz

    This looks like it would be delicious, especially warm and slathered with butter! :)

    • Reply November 5, 2012

      Jennifer

      It was really good, Liz. I used the last few slices to make French Toast on Sunday morning and it was perfect!

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Jennifer @ Delicieux

    Oh my, this looks amazing Jennifer!! Apple and caramel are always a winning combination in my books! I never make sweet yeasted breads. I definitely have to change that.

    • Reply November 6, 2012

      Jennifer

      Thanks Jennifer. I have a weakness for sweet yeast breads, so I have the opposite problem :)

  • Reply November 7, 2012

    Sophie

    This sounds sooo good, you’re a genius! I love the technique of dough-chopping. I haven’t made french toast in ages, and I want caramel-apple french toast! I need to find time to make this…. this weekend, I hope! :)

    • Reply November 7, 2012

      Jennifer

      Thanks Sophie, I couldn’t remember the last time I had French Toast, either, but it was so nice and a pleasant change from the savoury breakfast we often enjoy on the weekend. Hope you get a chance to try it.

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  • Reply December 27, 2012

    Needful Things

    This looks so wholesome and delicious. I’m sure french toast made with this bread would be amazing.

  • Reply January 7, 2013

    Courtney @ Neighborfood

    Yowza! That looks fantastic! I found you via Huffington Post and am so happy I did. You have a beautiful website!

    • Reply January 7, 2013

      Jennifer M

      Thanks so much and happy to have found your site, as well!

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  • Reply February 21, 2013

    Mary

    Amazing! I want some now with a great cup of coffee. I just found your site and love it! Thanks for sharing, looking forward to more~

    • Reply February 21, 2013

      Jennifer M

      Thanks Mary. It would be great with that coffee :)

  • Reply March 18, 2013

    Lexi {Whisking It}

    Oh my goodness!!! This looks beyond amazing! Definitely bookmarking it to my “must-tries”. Wowee.

    • Reply March 18, 2013

      Jennifer M

      Thanks Lexi. Enjoy!

  • Reply April 1, 2013

    Laura Dembowski

    My mouth is watering looking at this bread. Caramel and apple is such a wonderful flavor combo! This looks like an incredible treat!

    • Reply April 1, 2013

      Jennifer M

      Thanks Laura. It’s a delicious bread and makes the best French Toast, too.

  • Reply April 12, 2013

    Vicki Bensinger

    OMG this looks amazing!

  • Reply April 24, 2013

    Emma

    This looks absolutely amazing! I’m hungry just thinking about it. I’ll definitely have to try it soon. x

  • Reply October 10, 2013

    Mari

    Do you think one could use the frozen yeast rolls instead of making the dough from scratch? I have some hand issues, and to do the kneading and such would be too much for me.

    I’ve used them for monkey bread, letting them rise overnight, and it works pretty good.

    Thanks!

    • Reply October 10, 2013

      Jennifer M

      You definitely could, Mari. Just chop the thawed dough, mix with apples and stuff and let rise in the pan.

  • Reply November 5, 2013

    Crystal Heuft

    This is making my mouth water. I love the flavor combination and the presentation is also amazing!

    • Reply November 5, 2013

      Jennifer M

      Thanks so much, Crystal. Hard to beat the combination of apples and caramel!

  • Reply September 17, 2014

    Marla Meridith

    Oh my goodness ~ LOVE this bread :)

    • Reply September 17, 2014

      Jennifer

      Thanks so much Marla. I’m overdue for making this again. Perfect for this time of year!

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