Friday, December 6, 2013

Apple Pie Bread

I have made apple pie only once in my life. I do know how to make it but never make it since I am not fond of it. Do you know the reason for me not liking it? It is because almost all the time, filling separates from the crust while eating and for some reason, I don't like the feel of just the filling or just the crust. So, I incorporated the apple pie filling into the applesauce bread and called it Apple Pie Bread. Cool right?
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Adapted from a banana bread recipe from the book - The Sweet Melissa Baking Book 
Ingredients: Makes one 9 X 5 loaf or 4 mini loaves
For the apple pieces:
Unsalted butter - 2 TBSP
Brown Sugar - 3 TBSP packed
Granny Smith or baking apples - 2 cored and chopped into 1/2 - 3/4 inch cubes
Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp

For the bread batter:
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Ground Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp
Ginger - 1/4 tsp
Cloves - 1/4 tsp
Nutmeg - a pinch
All Spice - a pinch
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1/3 cup
Eggs - 2 large
Sugar - 1 cup
Orange juice or water or milk - 1/4 cup
Applesauce - 1 1/2 cups

Heat butter in a skillet. Add chopped apple pieces, brown sugar, cinnamon and stir. Let them cook for about 5 minutes or bit soft. Turn off the heat and let it cool to room temperature.

Making the bread:
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper (recommended) or grease and flour. In a bowl, whisk together flour, spices, salt. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, sugar till eggs are beaten and have mixed well with sugar and oil. Stir in applesauce. Now add the dry mixture alternating with orange juice or milk. When no streaks of flour can be found, add the cooked apple mixture. Stir. This is quite a wet batter. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 60 minutes or till done in case of a large loaf pan or 40 - 45 minutes in case of mini loaf pans. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then turn on to the wire rack very carefully to cool completely.  I baked them into mini loaves.


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  1. I have made couple of times when I used to bake with eggs..since baking without eggs haven't attempted..baking as a bread is very nice..

  2. I'm not a big fan of apple pie either, but the apple pie bread sounds delicious.


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