Apple Pie Bread Recipe
This moist dessert bread uses fresh apples and crunchy nuts for texture.
  • Makes: 1 loaf
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Nutrition Highlights: Apples are rich in quercetin, an antioxidant to fight Alzheimer’s disease and certain cancers and contain cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber.

  • Recipe From: Tennessee Home & Farm


  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup buttermilk or sour milk*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups apples, shredded and peeled (about 4 medium apples)
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • ½ cup raisins, optional

Streusel-Nut Topping

  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup walnuts or pecans, chopped

*To make ½ cup sour milk, place ¾ teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar in glass measuring cup. Add enough milk to make ½ cup total liquid, and stir. Let mixture stand for 5 minutes before using.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease the bottom and ½-inch up the sides of a 9-by-5-by-3 inch loaf pan; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in sugar until combined. Add eggs one at a time, beating well. Add vanilla; beat until combined. In a separate bowl, combine baking powder, flour and salt. Slowly add flour mixture to egg mixture incrementally; beat until just combined. Add buttermilk; beat until combined. Stir in apples, nuts and raisins. Spoon batter into prepared pan and spread evenly.
  4. To make the topping, combine brown sugar with flour in a small bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts.
  5. Sprinkle topping over batter. Bake 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Completely cool on wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.


  1. This is only a partial recipe! There is no instruction of how to incorporate the buttermilk,eggs,vanilla,or baking powder. Please print the correct recipe because it sounds like a good one. THANKS.