This is officially the most delicious loaf of bread you’ll ever eat. This bread is infused with all the flavors of an apple pie! Juicy apples along with a streusel make up a perfect bite of moist bread. YES, PLEASE! Welcome fall with this irresistible apple recipe to start your day!
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Apple Pie Bread is going down in history for a handful of reasons:
1. The peeling of fresh apples required for this recipe caused my sharp knife to take a very large chunk of flesh from my thumb 2014, resulting in blood loss, tears, my then-four-year-old believing I was dying, a band-aid getting stuck to my open wound and a resulting trip to the ER.
2. This stuff is like CRACK and it is my favorite bread, dessert, apple recipe and fall recipe. I have made many loaves of this bread and they all get devoured quickly, and with little breathing involved.
3. Due to the incident stated in point #1 I was propelled to purchase an apple corer/peeler which I absolutely love to pieces. SAVE THE THUMBS!
Onto the crack! You really have to make this. But please be careful if you are wielding a knife. My family loves this recipe and I know yours will, too. It is such an easy and quick bread to make this time of year!
WATCH THIS QUICK VIDEO TUTORIAL TO SEE HOW EASY IT IS TO MAKE THIS YUMMY BREAD!
HOW TO MAKE DELICIOUS APPLE PIE BREAD
Enjoy a warm piece of bread for breakfast, snack or dessert!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Throw the butter, milk, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla into a bowl. Mix with a stand or hand-held electric mixer on medium speed until the mixture is creamy.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and apple pie spice. Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture until incorporated.
Peel and core 4 large apples (or 6 medium or 8 small). This should come out to be about 4 cups when chopped. I have no idea what kinds of apples I used (I’ll save that story for my next apple-related post), but it was a good variety. Chop the apples into bite-size chunks and fold them into the batter. Pour into a 9×5 prepared loaf pan that you’ve greased.
For the topping, add a little bit of brown sugar, flour and melted butter to a small bowl and stir until crumbly. Sprinkle over the top of the batter and bake in the preheated oven for about an hour. Start checking for doneness at the 45-minute mark by checking a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely on a wire rack. My loaves took 55 minutes.
- Make a batch of Instant Pot Mixed Berry Jam and add a little to your slice of bread for a delicious over-the-top treat!
- A great substitution for apple pie spice would be 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon + 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg.
- If you notice that your bread is getting really brown on top but not done baking yet, place a piece of aluminum foil over the top and let it finish baking covered.
- The streusel topping really does take this recipe over the top and make it the perfect fall treat. You are going to love this bread!
- Allow the bread to cool in pan before inverting and removing. Run a butter knife down along all edges before doing this to prevent it from sticking.
HOW TO STORE APPLE PIE BREAD
This Apple Pie Bread should be stored at room temperature. You can wrap your loaf in aluminum foil or in an air-tight container. If it lasts that long, it will be good for 1-2 days.
WHAT TYPES OF APPLES ARE GOOD FOR APPLE BREAD?
I recommend using a variety of apples and at the very least, use two kinds: one sweet and one tart. My favorite combo is Granny Smith and Honeycrisp apples.
Sweet/Softer Apple Brands
- Red Delicious
- Golden Delicious
Tart (or a little Sour) Apple Brands
- Granny Smith
- Ida Red
OTHER AMAZING APPLE RECIPES
Apples aren’t just for picking from a tree – there’s so many great ways to enjoy a sweet apple treat, don’t limit yourself to just one recipe!
- Appledoodles – These cookies are a fun twist on the classic snickerdoodles! Great way to use up apples in the fall!
- Easy Homemade Crockpot Applesauce – A kid-worthy snack that is fun to prepare because it’s so easy to make. Use an assortment of green and red apples and you’ll have a flavorful snack you can enjoy; better than the store stuff!
- Apple Pie Jam – this fall make this Amazing Apple Pie Jam! This jam tastes just like Apple Pie because it’s similar to pie filling. So get ready to be addicted. Put it on your English muffins, pancakes or with peanut butter! This is a great, DELICIOUS way to use up extra apples in the fall! Also a great gift idea!
- Homemade Apple Cider – Make Homemade Apple Cider in your slow cooker! It’ll warm you from the inside out with amazing flavors and it’s so delicious. It’s a must have fall drink and tastes so much better when you make it yourself. Such a great way to use up apples in the fall. Best of all, your house will smell amazing!
- Apple Coffee Cake – This is the best Apple Coffee Cake recipe you’ll find. Enjoy as an indulgent breakfast treat or an any-time snack or dessert!
- Salted Chocolate Caramel Apples – Sprinkling of sea salt and a bit of chocolate turns Caramel Apples into an extravagant dessert.. Salted Chocolate Caramel Apples!
- Apple Carrot Cake Muffins – Apples and carrots create the most delicious little muffin you could ever imagine. These babies are moist and yummy and will not last long in your kitchen. Great as a snack, breakfast or dessert!
- Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake – the only thing better than salted caramel apples is Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake! This is the perfect fall treat and a great way to use up any type of apples.
- Apple French Toast Bake – Transform classic French Toast into an appley indulgence! Prepare this easy Apple French Toast Bake recipe the night before so there’s no morning prep! It’s also wonderful as a make and bake option. Pour some maple syrup over it!
PERFECT FALL TREATS
As you welcome the fall season in and say goodbye to summer, you’ve got to enjoy the colors changing on the trees, the air getting crisp and making a trip out to your local orchard. Sipping on fresh pressed cider, munching on apple cider donuts and baking homemade treats that scream fall will help you enjoy all the season has to offer! Walk through the falling leaves, pick out a pumpkin and munch on some delicious treats you can make from the list below.
- Best Pumpkin Bars – These bars make the perfect fall dessert. They are moist, irresistible and full of yummy pumpkin flavor. Great for your next fall gathering.
- Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – Don’t let those delicious little pumpkin seeds go to waste when carving pumpkins! Learn how to prepare those raw pumpkins seeds. Season and roast them, they’re easy to make! They turn into a delicious little fall snack that will get gobbled up by all.
- Halloween Snack Mix – This sweet and salty Halloween Snack Mix is a great Fall snack to have on hand. It is perfect for a handful on the run or a great snack for kiddos after school! It’s also great for Fall- or Halloween-themed parties! Mix and match the snacks you have on hand to build your snack mix.
- Salted Caramel Apple Cupcakes – Salted Caramel Apple Cupcakes are the tastiest way to use up apples! Salted caramel oozes over apple cupcakes that are topped with apple-infused icing. These are irresistible!
- Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake – Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake is the perfect festive dessert to bring to your next Halloween or fall-themed party. The cream cheese frosting complements it perfectly and looks beautiful with a rustic ombre look.
Apple Pie Bread
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- 4 cups diced apples 4 large apples
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp apple pie spice substitute (1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg)
- 2 tbsp butter melted
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9×5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine the butter, brown sugar, milk, eggs and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until mixture is creamy. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and apple pie spice (or cinnamon and nutmeg). Gradually add the flour mixture to the large bowl and mix until fully incorporated. Fold in the apples and pour into the prepared loaf pan.
- To make the topping, combine 2 tablespoons of melted butter with 1/2 cup each of flour and brown sugar. Mix with a fork until crumbly and pour evenly over the top of the batter. Bake in the preheated oven for 55 minutes, checking for doneness starting at 45 minutes by inserting a toothpick into the center of the bread. Cut into slices and serve warm.