1 Make the dough: Whisk the warmed milk with the yeast and a couple of tablespoons of the sugar in a measuring cup. Set it to the facet to develop into foamy.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, whisk collectively the remaining sugar, flour, salt, three tablespoons of melted butter. Add the yeast-milk combination. Mix on medium pace till a shaggy dough types, then flip the mixer as much as medium-high and knead for 10 minutes (set a timer!). When accomplished, the dough ought to kind a ball and spring again whenever you poke it.
2 Let the dough rise for one hour, or in a single day: Gather the dough right into a ball along with your fingers and place right into a greased bowl. Cover properly with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise on the counter for 1 hour, till doubled in measurement, or place within the fridge to rise in a single day. (The dough could not fairly double in measurement in case you’re refrigerating in a single day, but it surely ought to look risen and puffed.)
three Make the apples whereas the dough rises (or earlier than assembling, in case you’ve chilled the dough in a single day): Melt the butter for the apples in a medium skillet. Add the diced apples, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Cook over medium warmth for about 5 minutes till the apples are simply tender. Remove from the warmth and put aside to chill. (The apples will be made as much as a day forward and saved refrigerated.)
four Make the caramel sauce: In a big saucepan, mix the sugar and 1/2 cup of the apple cider, and stir over low warmth till the sugar has dissolved. Once the sugar has dissolved, cease stirring, enhance the warmth to medium-low, and produce the combination to a boil.
Continue to boil (with out stirring!) till the sugar turns a deep golden caramel coloration, 320F to 330F. Remove from the warmth and stir within the butter, adopted by the salt, cream, and remaining 2 tablespoons of cider. Whisk till easy. (Caramel sauce will be cooled and refrigerated for a number of days; heat briefly within the microwave or on the stovetop, till it is a “drizzle” consistency, earlier than assembling.)
5 Assemble the monkey bread: Grease a bundt pan properly and put aside. Melt the butter wanted for meeting. In a separate bowl, combine collectively the sugar and cinnamon.
Tear off walnut- or golf ball-sized items of dough and roll into balls between your fingers, They don’t need to be uniform! Dip every dough ball into the melted butter, roll in cinnamon sugar, and place within the backside of the ready bundt till there’s a good layer on the underside of the pan (utilizing up about half the dough).
Spoon all the apples over the dough, adopted by a 3rd of the caramel sauce. Continue rolling the remaining dough and layering within the pan. Drizzle one other third of the caramel sauce excessive. (Save the remainder of the caramel sauce for serving).
6 Let the monkey bread rise for 30 to 60 minutes: Cover the monkey bread with plastic wrap. Room temperature dough will take about 30 minutes to rise; dough that is chilly from the fridge will take 30 to 60 minutes. Let the monkey bread rise till the highest seems barely puffed and pillowy.
7 Preheat the oven to 350°F.
eight Bake the monkey bread: Uncover the bundt pan and switch to a sheet pan (to catch butter drips!). Place within the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. When accomplished, the highest ought to have risen barely excessive of the pan and the bread must be a deep golden brown.
9 Cool and serve! Cool the monkey bread within the bundt pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Place a serving plate over the pan, and utilizing oven mitts, flip the pan over to unmold the monkey bread onto the plate.
Drizzle with the remaining caramel sauce and serve. Be cautious, the bread will nonetheless be scorching!