Caramel Bacon Pull Apart Bread. The ULTIMATE pull apart bread recipe!  Soft cinnamon bread topped with a rich, thick bacon pecan caramel.  This was DEVOURED!Caramel Bacon Pull Apart Bread. The ULTIMATE pull apart bread recipe! Soft cinnamon bread topped with a rich, thick bacon pecan caramel. This was DEVOURED!

Oh.Mah.Gosh.  You guys!  This bread.  This. Bread.  I have never been so in love with anything I have made before.  Other than my kids I suppose.  But this bread.  Caramel Bacon Pull Apart Bread to be exact.  First of all, I’m quite proud of the baking skill I feel I pulled off, since the recipe contains yeast.  If you know me and my No Yeast Pizza Dough, you know I will find a way to make what I want without the yeast.  I think it’s more of a patience thing than a skill thing.  But this bread was SO worth the wait! And seriously, the yeast is nothing to be scared of.  Again, we just have to wait for it to do it’s magical thing.  Which involves making this bread light and fluffy.  So I’m ok with that.

Caramel Bacon Pull Apart Bread. The ULTIMATE pull apart bread recipe! Soft cinnamon bread topped with a rich, thick bacon pecan caramel. This was DEVOURED!

The topping of this bread.  Divine.  Seriously.  Remarkable.  I think when I took a bite I heard angels singing (or it’s possible that was a little girl singing “Leeeeet it gooooo”).  It’s a soft caramel loaded with bacon and pecans.  The combination of salty and sweet is perfection.  I’m plotting when I can make another loaf of this.  I so hope you make this recipe, everyone deserves to enjoy this snack!  The best part, it gets better as it sits.  If you can control yourself..better than I can..and save some for the next day, you will be oh so happy.  The cinnamon sugar mixture soaks more into the bread, making it just a bit more flavorful.  The flavors a bit more combined.  Everything is just a bit more..right.

Caramel Bacon Pull Apart Bread. The ULTIMATE pull apart bread recipe! Soft cinnamon bread topped with a rich, thick bacon pecan caramel. This was DEVOURED!

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Caramel Bacon Pull Apart Bread

Caramel Bacon Pull Apart Bread. The ULTIMATE pull apart bread recipe! Soft cinnamon bread topped with a rich, thick bacon pecan caramel. This was DEVOURED!

Ingredients

Bread

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • cup milk*, warm
  • ¼ cup water*, warm
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 packet instant yeast, (2 and 1/4 teaspoons)

Filling

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped

Topping

  • cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • ½ cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped

Instructions

Bread

  • In small mixing bowl beat together the butter, milk, water, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  • In large mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt and instant yeast. Add the wet ingredients. Using dough hook attachment on mixer, or hands, knead the mixture until a soft, smooth dough forms.
  • Place the dough into a lightly greased bowl, cover, and allow to set in a warm place for about an hour, or until doubled in size.
  • Gently press into the dough to deflate it, and transfer the dough to a lightly greased surface (I sprayed my counter with baking spray) roll the dough out to about a 12" by 20" rectangle shape.
  • In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped bacon for the filling. Spread the melted butter over the dough. Then sprinkle the filling mixture on top. Covering the entire rectangle of dough.
  • Cut the dough crosswise into 6 equal strips, about 3.5" by 12". Carefully stack the strips on top of each other. Then cut the stack into 6 more equal pieces, about 2"x 3.5" each.
  • Grease a 9x5 loaf pan, and then turning the stacks of dough on edge, place them into the loaf pan, one behind the other, filling the loaf pan, squeeze them in there!
  • Cover the pan with foil, and allow the loaf to rise again for another 60 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Bake covered for 30 minutes. Then remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 10-15 minutes, until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean, with no dough.
  • Allow to cool in pan for about 20 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

Topping

  • In a small saucepan combine the brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup.
  • Cook over medium heat while stirring. Cook until all sugar is dissolved and the mixture is bubbling. Remove from heat, add in the chopped bacon and pecans. Stir to combine. Then spoon over loaf of bread.
  • Allow the topping to cool prior to eating! Serve and enjoy! Store sealed (I wrapped mine in foil) at room temperature for 2-3 days.

Notes

Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flours Cinnamon Apple Pull Apart Bread Recipe.[br][br]*Prep Time includes time to allow dough to rise. [br][br]*Warm water and milk need to be at temperatures of 120-130 degrees, hotter than 130 degrees can kill the yeast.

Nutrition

Calories: 446kcal, Carbohydrates: 57g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 68mg, Sodium: 219mg, Potassium: 138mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin A: 405IU, Calcium: 48mg, Iron: 2mg
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