Apple Butter Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Apple Butter Cinnamon Swirl Bread is a yeast loaf with generous swirls throughout of cinnamon and apple butter. A perfect bread for fall!

Add yeast to a large bowl and pour warmed milk over top.

Add sugar and butter, and then add 4 cups of flour and salt. Knead until the dough comes together and cleans the side of the bowl.

Grease a large bowl and place the dough in. Cover with plastic wrap and leave it to double, about 1 hour.

In a small saucepan , combine apple, lemon juice, sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk together over medium heat stirring frequently. The apples will start to lose their juices as they heat.

Simmer for 1-2 minutes to thicken the mixture. stirring continuously. Remove from heat and let cool.

Roll dough into a large rectangle.  Spread the cinnamon apple butter over the dough and sprinkle pecans over top.

Roll from the short end, roll into a tight log.  Using a sharp knife, cut the log lengthwise, keeping one end attached.

Twist the two pieces together and carefully place the bread in the prepared loaf pan.

Place loose plastic wrap over the bread and let it double in size, about 30 minutes.

Bake at 350°F for 30-40 minutes.  Cool completely before slicing into it.