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Pull Apart Pretzel Bread with Honey Mustard Dip

Buttery pretzel bites are baked into a simple pull apart, and served with a spiced honey mustard dip.


To Make The Pretzel Dough

  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted

For The Pull Apart Bread

  • 1 tbsp butter, softened
  • 10 cups water
  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 1 large egg yolk, whipped with 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • sea salt

For The Honey Mustard Dip

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • 1-2 tsp hot sauce


To Make The Honey Mustard Dip

  •  In a small bow, whisk together the dip ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

To Make The Pretzel Dough

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together the water, sugar, & yeast. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes while the yeast foams.
  • Using the dough hook, stir in the flour, butter, and salt, mixing for 5-7 minutes- or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Gently pull the dough away from the mixing bowl. Spray the mixing bowl with non stick cooking spray, and then return the dough to the bowl. Seal the bowl with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise in a warm place, until it's doubled in size.

To Make The Pretzel Pull Apart Bread

  • Prepare the bundt pan by smearing it with the softened butter.  Prepare a counter top by lining it with parchment paper.
  • In a large pot, bring the water and baking soda to a rolling boil.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough out into a rectangle, roughly 12 x 6". Use a metal pizza cutter, and cut the dough into 1" pieces.
  • Working in batches of 15-20, boil the pretzel bites for 30 seconds. Use a large slotted spoon to remove the boiled pretzels, so the water can all drain away, and place them on the parchment paper- making sure that none are touching. Repeat until all the pretzels are boiled.
  • Evenly layer half of the prepared pretzels in the bundt pan. Brush them with the egg wash, and then drizzle with a tablespoon of butter. Sprinkle some sea salt evenly out over top. Repeat with the remaining pretzels.
  • Bake the prepared pull apart at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through. If you notice any bits getting *too* brown, just cover them with foil.
  • Run a bread knife around the edges to release the pull apart from the pan. Then invert onto a plate then invert again onto serving plate. Serve the pretzel pull apart with the Honey Mustard Dip in the center.


recipe adapted from Carlsbad Cravings