Apple Pie Bread

Move over apple pie! This bread--with its moist apple flavor and pecan streusel topping--may become the Christmas recipe everyone craves.

Apple Pie Bread
1 loaf (14 servings)
35 mins
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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk or sour milk*
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded, peeled apple (about 4 medium)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 Recipe Streusel-Nut Topping
Streusel-Nut Topping
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of an 9x5x3-inch loaf pan; set aside.
In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in sugar until combined. Add buttermilk and baking powder; beat until combined. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until combined. Add flour and salt; beat until combined. Stir in apple, nuts, and raisins.
Spoon batter into prepared pan; spread evenly. Sprinkle Streusel-Nut Topping over batter. Bake for 60 to 65 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing. Makes 1 loaf (14 servings).
Streusel-Nut Topping
In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and flour. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in walnuts or pecans.


  • *

    To make 1/4 cup sour milk, place 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 1/4 cup total liquid; stir. Let mixture stand for 5 minutes before using.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 326, Fat, total (g) 17, chol. (mg) 52, sat. fat (g) 6, carb. (g) 42, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 5, vit. A (IU) 291.54, vit. C (mg) 1.77, sodium (mg) 193, calcium (mg) 40.39, iron (mg) 1.44, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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