Sister’s Share It All: Favorite Fall Recipe

This round of Sister’s Share It All was Landen’s pick, and she wanted us to share our favorite fall recipe. Throughout the fall and winter, I make a lot of soups and stews, but since it’s still pretty warm around these parts (despite a few cool days last week), I’ve been taking advantage of some last summer meals of hamburgers, street tacos, and summery pastas. 
But since Landen didn’t want a summer meal, I had to dig through my pinterest boards and see what I was making and loving last fall, and thus I ran across a cinnamon sugar pumpkin pull-apart bread that I made last year for a Halloween party. 
You guys, this bread is so delicious. I mean, just look at it…
Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread
(adapted from Sunny Side Up)
Makes 1 loaf; total time: 2 hours, including rising time
Bread
2 TB unsalted butter
1/2 cup milk (warmed)
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup wheat flour (optional; can use AP flour)
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
Filling
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 TB unsalted butter
Glaze
2 TB unsalted butter
1/8 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 TB milk
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 TB vanilla
In a saucepan over medium-high heat, brown 2 tablespoons of butter, letting it bubble up until it’s turned a nice golden brown. Remove from the heat and whisk in the warm milk. Pour the milk and butter into the bowl of standing mixer (fitted with a dough hook) and allow to cool to about 100-110 degrees F. Once it is warm, but no longer hot, add the yeast and sugar and allow to proof (this can take up to 8 minutes, the top will look foamy and the liquid cloudy). Add the the pumpkin, salt, and the 1 cup of wheat flour. Stir until combined then add the white flour 1/2 cup at a time until the dough is no longer super sticky, and will begin to clean the sides of the bowl. Continue to knead in the mixer for 5 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic and just slightly sticky.
Move dough to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a clean towel. Allow to rise in a warm place for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
While dough is rising, brown another 2 tablespoons of butter and set aside. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg filling. Set aside. Next, grease a 9×5 loaf pan and set aside.
When the dough has doubled in size, punch it down and flip out onto a clean floured surface and knead for 1-2 minutes. Roll dough into a 20×12 inch rectangle. Pour the browned butter onto the dough and spread around evenly, then evenly sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture onto the dough and gently press or rub it into the dough. Cut the rectangle into 6 strips. Lay strips on top of each other and cut each strip into 6 even squares. Stack strips vertically into the loaf pan. Cover the pan with a clean towel and let rise for 30-45 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Bake for 30-40 minutes or until top is a very deep golden brown. Let the bread sit for 10-15 minutes before removing from pan. 
To prepare the glaze, heat the butter, milk, and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to boil then immediately remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla and powdered sugar. Drizzle evenly over the bread. Serve warm & enjoy!
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So there you have it — one of my favorite fall foods. Sweet, gooey, sugary, pumpkiny…how can you go wrong with that combo! And did I mention it makes your house smell divine?? Cause it does. 
Now head over to Janssen and Landen’s blogs and check out their favorite fall recipe, and then share yours with us below! 
   

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  • ooo I love that there's brown sugar in the glaze

  • That looks crazy good!

  • That looks absolutely amazing! It is making me hungry especially since I am on a liquid detox! Soon, my friend, I will make it! And your sister's recipes look divine as well!

  • You're making me hungry! Can't wait to try this recipe!

    xo Emily

  • I am so happy that fall means everything is pumpkin flavored. This looks absolutely amazing! I wish I had a kitchen.

  • Now there is something pumpkin I could get behind.

  • One of my favs. And thanks for letting me take some off you're hands 🙂

  • Merrick, that looks delish!!! Can't wait to see what your sisters made.

    http://www.shilohstaste.com

  • hahaha and by you're I meant YOUR… 🙂

  • Yum yum yum, this looks delicious! These posts are making me want to bake something RIGHT NOW. 🙂