Peach Pull-Apart Bread with Caramel Sauce

Peach Pull-Apart Bread with Caramel Sauce
Some things:
  • I think Brussels sprouts have done nothing to deserve that capital B. They are disgusting.
  • When I was, like, way younger and more immature, I used to I stay up ridiculously late to finish Ever After (for the 8,572nd time) when Eric would go on business trips. (No it did not just happen last night, why do you ask?)

Peach Pull-Apart Bread with Caramel Sauce

  • I’m going to a blog conference next week–BlogHer–and I was so nervous about picking out what clothes to wear that I made all the women in Eric’s family put together outfits for me. We took pictures, including accessory options, so that I wouldn’t forget. Yes, I AM Cher from Clueless.

Peach Pull-Apart Bread with Caramel Sauce

  • Eric’s sister’s kept saying things like, “don’t you have ANY other shoes?” No. No I don’t. Shoes and I, we just don’t understand each other. And now you all hate me. I can feel the female-ness boiling inside you. I still like babies, okay? AND cute puppies. Still friends?

Peach Pull-Apart Bread with Caramel Sauce

  • I finally ordered business cards last week (for said conference) and I have to say I’m kind of excited to be able to hand them out to the grocery store employees where I shop so that they don’t look at me like I’m a crazy person for buying ALL THE THINGS. (“She says she has a ‘food blog,’ whatever that is. Sounds like a front for something…)

Peach Pull-Apart Bread with Caramel Sauce

  • I get irrationally irritated sometimes that my computer doesn’t autocorrect everything I type wrong. Can’t you tell that freinds should be friends?? What are you, stupid?

Peach Pull-Apart Bread with Caramel Sauce

  • I chatted with an old friend from high school last week. Quote: “Yeah, I’m still training dolphins for the Navy in San Diego.” NO I’M NOT JOKING. Our 10 year reunion is next spring (what?) and I’m pretty sure he’s got everybody beat for coolest job. (I mean except the part where I get to make peach bread and call it work. That’s pretty nice.)

Peach Pull-Apart Bread with Caramel Sauce

  • I love this Peach Pull-Apart Bread with Caramel Sauce probably more than anything right now. It is like one giant stacked cinnamon roll. With caramel sauce and peaches. I mean what’s not to love? The dough is tender and sweet, and there is just the right amount of cinnamon. Hooray for summer fruit! Bring it on.

Peach Pull-Apart Bread with Caramel Sauce

Yield: 1 9x5 inch loaf


    For the dough:
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 and 3/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 and 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (plus 1/4 cup, if necessary)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • For the Filling:
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed (I like dark)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • a few dashes of salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3-4 ripe peaches, finely chopped (2 and 1/2 or 3 cups)
  • For the Caramel Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer or large bowl, stir together the warm water and yeast. Let sit for a couple minutes until it foams a bit, just to make sure it's not dead.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl melt the 4 tablespoons butter in the microwave. Add the milk and vanilla. Set aside.
  3. Add 2 cups of the flour, the sugar, and salt to the dough and stir together.
  4. Add the eggs and continue to stir on low.
  5. Add in the butter/milk mixture in a thin stream. Add more flour a little bit at a time until the dough comes together in a ball and cleans the sides of the bowl. Knead on medium for 3-5 minutes.
  6. Transfer the dough to a large greased bowl. Cover it with a cloth and let rise in a warm place for and hour and a half. (I like to turn my oven to warm (170F) for about a minute, turn it off, then let the dough rise in the oven.)
  7. While the dough rises, prepare the filling. In a small bowl stir together the brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  8. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan and set aside.
  9. Toward the end of the dough rising, prepare the peaches. Peel off the skins and chop them into small pieces. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a small dish.
  10. Once the dough has risen, turn it out onto a large and well-floured work surface. Roll the dough into a large rectangle, roughly 12x24 inches, but don't fret if it's not exact.) The dough will be pretty thin.
  11. Brush the rectangle with the butter you just melted. Slather it all on, don't be shy. Sprinkle the whole thing with the cinnamon-brown sugar.
  12. Use a pizza cutter to slice the dough into 6 equal strips the LONG way (each strip should be about 24 inches).
  13. Sprinkle the first strip with 1/6 of the chopped peaches (just eyeball it). Now you are going to lay the next strip on top of the one you just sprinkled with peaches. I found it easiest to slide my entire arm underneath the dough, pick it up and lay it gently on top of the peaches.
  14. Sprinkle the stack with more peaches. Add the next layer of dough. Keep going until you run out of peaches and strips of dough.
  15. Now you are going to use a very sharp knife to cut the stack into segments that will fit into your bread pan. I lined up the short end of the bread pan to the edge of the dough, and sliced there. Take the first segment and stack it vertically in the pan, like they are papers in a filing cabinet. Continue until all the dough is in the pan. Don't be afraid to shove it all in there.
  16. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  17. Cover the dough with a towel and let rise in a warm place for about 30-45 minutes (not in the preheating oven this time.)
  18. Bake for 40-45 minutes until brown and cooked through. Use a toothpick to reach the center of the bread, the layers make it pretty easy to do this. Check after about a half an hour to see if the bread is getting too brown on top. If so, cover with tin foil.
  19. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  20. Meanwhile, make the Caramel Sauce. Add the butter, brown sugar, and milk to a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat.
  21. Turn the bread out onto a cooling rack with parchment or wax paper below it. Drizzle with the warm Caramel Sauce. Save some for dipping if you want. Eat it while it's hot!

Source: Alaska from Scratch (such a great blog! Check it out!)

Peach Pull-Apart Bread with Caramel SauceSometimes I hold my dough hook in my hand for the stirring part (before it’s knead-able) so that I don’t have to dirty another spoon. Call me lazy.

Peach Pull-Apart Bread with Caramel SauceHere’s how I sliced my peaches.

Peach Pull-Apart Bread with Caramel SauceUse your arm to transfer the strips of dough on top of the peaches.


Peach Pull-Apart Bread with Caramel Sauce
Cut the stack using the bread pan as a guide, and then put the stack in vertically.

Peach Pull-Apart Bread with Caramel SauceHere is the risen dough. Keep an eye on it, you don’t want it to get too puffy and overflow in the oven.

Peach Pull-Apart Bread with Caramel Sauce

Don’t forget the caramel sauce!! It totally makes it.





  1. says

    This looks (and sounds) absolutely delicious! I’ve never made a pull-apart bread. When I do I’ll be making this one! Also, I’m also guilty of staying up way too late with the BF is out of town. Sometimes you just need to watch When Harry Met Sally! For the 12 hundredth time :)
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  2. says

    Oh, man! Karen, this looks amazing! The caramel and juicy peaches…ahhh, I die! I can’t wait to make this bread. And I found your tutorial really great for making pull-apart bread…some people skip important steps like telling the reader to use the pan width as a tool for cutting the dough stack, leaving the reader wondering how they went from long strips to perfectly fitted ones…you know, just saying!

    Also, I used to watch Ever After a ton too! Have fun at the conference! xo

    (p.s. I’ve got a new blog name & redesign, FYI!)
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  3. says

    I’ve never made pull apart bread before and love how crazy good this looks! The peaches sound amazing with that caramel sauce!

  4. says

    Okay so I think it goes without saying that this is INCREDIFREAKINGBEAUTIFULGORGEOUS but in other news…AHHH you’re going to BlogHer!!!! I will actually be visiting home next weekend (which is like 30 min away from San Jose…but going camping with my fam! I was considering driving all the way from the camp site to stop by BlogHer for a day (camping dirtiness and all) and then was like nah. But now that I know you’re going!???!? UGH. I want to go! Also, I love that you’ve already picked out your clothes <33
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    • says

      Erika I fully expect to see your dirt-smeared camping face this week…I’m kidding, enjoy your family time! Sad that we will be so close though! (But I mean tweet me if you need my number for any reason… :)

  5. says

    Can you say dying?! I almost can’t stand all this ooey gooey deliciousness you’ve got going on here!! Beyond drool-worthy :). I would probably be the same way if I had to pick out my clothes for a BlogHer Conference. I can’t wait to read all about your experience – so make sure you share plenty of pics please!!
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  6. says

    One – this bread looks ridiculously awesome.

    And two – haha I should start handing out cards to the grocery store check out people. Or just people in line behind me. I had an older woman this week start chatting me up because she was “so happy to see someone feeding so many fruits and veggies and home cooked meals to their kids.” Mind you I have no kids yet and there were no kids with me. I didn’t think she’d understand what a food blogger was so I just nodded and smiled and chatted with her about all the food I was buying haha
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    • says

      Ashley I thought of you tonight when I was buying parsley, lemons, green onions, potatoes, and cream cheese at the store late tonight when everyone else was buying booze. haha!! We are food blog freaks.

  7. says

    I’m the same with the whole shoes and I don’t get along problem.. Except I have a lot of shoes that I buy because they’re cute, but end up not ever wearing because they hurt my feet. Such a shame! This bread is gorgeous though! And have fun at your conference! That’s so cool!
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  8. says

    Ohmygosh Karen do you have any left of this?? Because I’d eat it all — it’d be the perfect car snack for our trip to BlogHer in 3 (!!!!) days! You’re way ahead of the game compared to me. I haven’t even thought about packing, or set out business cards, or scheduled blog posts… But I’m right there with you on shoes. We don’t get along. Possibly because I have such small feet and it’s impossible to find shoes that fit. But I’ll probably be wearing flip flops for at least half the conference, so whatever you have is a step up (no pun intended) from me!
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  9. Lydia says

    Thank you so much for the recipe! I made it this afternoon and it came out perfect! Very soft tasty dough and the caramel sauce… Yumm! The family gobbled it up :)

  10. says

    I just loooove all this comments, plus I do not have anything to say , because everything is being said. it makes me mad , joking! I love to bake . I am an amateur when it comes to baking, but this one I really want to try. I am afraid though. I am afraid it will not come out the way it is suppose to. I even went to a feench croissant class like 2 mon. ago and I have not done the first croissant. It says a lot, doesn’t it? I am soo afraid, but because of the way you explained, I am going to give it a try. wish me luck.


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