Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pumpkin Apple Bread



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...One of the problems with large cans of pumpkin is that most recipes don't need the quantity they contain and you are left with puree that must be used in other recipes or trashed. Buying smaller cans was not an option for many of us last year. I live in an area where there was a problem obtaining pumpkin and we bought what we could get. Only the large cans were available. I had pumpkin left after making the yeast rolls we featured yesterday and this wonderful recipe from a 1993 issue of Gourmet Magazine was an ideal place in which to use it. The recipe comes from Rebecca's Gourmet Bakery in Cary, North Carolina, and it makes two lovely spice scented loaves of harvest bread. Since fall is rapidly approaching, I thought I'd push the season a bit and share it with you now, rather than wait for the season to officially begin. There are no tricks to making these delicious loaves as long as you don't cut the apples in too large a dice. The cake-like bread keeps extraordinarily well and is perfect for toting to meetings or other functions when you are responsible for providing cake or cookies. I know you'll like this simple spicy bread. Here's the recipe.

Pumpkin Apple Bread...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspired by Gourmet Magazine

Ingredients:

For topping
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
5 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
For bread
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 (15-oz) can solid-pack pumpkin
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2-1/4 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 Granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped (2 cups)

Directions:
1) To make the topping: Blend together flour, sugar, cinnamon, and butter in a small bowl with your fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal. Set aside.
2) To make the bread: Put a rack in middle of oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter two 9 X 5 inch loaf pans. Set aside. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice into a medium bowl. Whisk together pumpkin oil, sugar, and eggs in a large bowl. Add flour mixture, stirring until well combined. Fold in apples. Divide batter between buttered loaf pans. Sprinkle half of topping evenly over each loaf. Bake until a wooden pick or skewer inserted in center of bread comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool loaves in pans on a rack for 45 minutes, then turn out onto rack and cool completely, about 1 hour. Yield: two loaves.

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76 comments:

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Will be giving this a try...

Carmen

MaryMoh said...

Love the topping. This bread must be soft and very flavourful....mmmm. I like it. Hope you have a lovely day.

Jeannie said...

Scrumptious looking bread..looks so moist! Bet it tasted delicious!

Lucie said...

The weather here is reminding me of cinnamon and pumpkin...your last two recipes are perfect! Can't wait to try them. Thanks, Mary!

Houdini said...

And another pumpkin baking exercise is waiting for our pumpkin harvest!!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I have a lot of pumpkins in the garden this year and also some granny smiths...... Diane

My Little Space said...

Mary, the bread looks so moist and soft. All I need just some butter & jam! Yummm... Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day.
Cheers, kristy

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I threw away a half can of pumpkin this week, after making pumpkin muffins for houseguests. . . I was wondering if I could have frozen it? Have you ever tried that?

Thanks for your sweet comments. You are a busy lady, and I appreciate the time you take to keep up with your followers.

Fondly,
Glenda

tatabonita said...

So miss to peep in your kitchen Mary :D. Ah yes, may I take those bread? :D

Ana Powell said...

And today Pumpkin apple bread, my god this is a dream.
A must try.
Have a great week ♥

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Mary, the bread looks so delicious

3 hungry tummies said...

I am very curious about the pairing of pumpkin and apple. Perfectly baked bread!

Priya said...

Gorgeous looking bread..

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I've NEVER heard of canned pumpkin!! How bizarre! But your bread looks delicious :D I like the add in of apple...something I've not considered paired with pumpkin before.

Sanjeeta kk said...

We get sliced pumpkin here, shall try it with the fresh one. Lovely texture of your bread, Mary!
Take care

bellini valli said...

I seem to always have leftover canned pumpkin too. This would be a delicious way to use it Mary.

Martha said...

I love the apples in this and I love any tea bread that makes TWO loaves!

What's next said...

I love all things pumpkin! I'll be trying this!

Rachana said...

The bread looks so soft and moist!

Kat said...

How funny, my daughter was just saying that she wanted to find a good pumpkin bread recipe. This sounds delicious, I'll definitely be trying it.

Allie and Pattie said...

Lovely! We also had trouble last year finding pumpkin- there was NONE to be had here. I actually bought some while up north and brought it home
xoxo Pattie

Sabrina said...

We love pumpkin at our house and we will for sure be making this one!
YUM!

Dee said...

I love pumpkin bread & always start craving all things Fall this time of year (trying to will the heat away as summer is lingering...) This looks wonderful with apples.

From the Kitchen said...

I have a solitary can of pumpkin sitting in the pantry. I suppose I've left it to remind me of fall. This bread will be a better reminder!! There are some apples in the fruit bowl. It's just meant to be!

Hope you are still enjoying the family and Thanksgiving.

Best,
Bonnie

lostpastremembered said...

apples and pumpkins... never thought of that combination but I do hate waste... when I buy a pumpkin, I bake it and puree it and freeze the rest in 1 c bags... so perfect for your recipe!!!

Kim said...

This bread looks fabulous!!!! I'd like to have some...

Susi said...

I'm so bookmarking this bread for when things cool down a bit here. I love the apple/pumpkin combination and know this bread would be a big hit with the family. Thanks for sharing :o)

Briarside Lane said...

Hi Mary! Another one for my recipe box. I wish fall would get here already... another 100 degree day here. Have a wonderful day. ~Karen

Chef E said...

This actually makes it feel cool outside...like fall has arrived :)

I love Pumpkin bread, and thanks to my mother-in-law, I get it twice a year, and I do not have to bake it!

Claudia said...

I do love this simple, spicy bread. My husband and Kids and company are camping this weekend - this would be the perfect treat to send with them!

Bethany-Ashley N. Crespin said...

Will definitely be trying this recipe! Looks Scrumdiddlyumptious!!!:)

Cheryl said...

Wow that looks yummy with the little hunks of apple nestled in there! When our heat wave dissapates I will be making this!

Pam said...

What a tasty and flavorful bread. I love pumpkin anything!

SMITH BITES said...

And this is the first pumpkin recipe I've come across to kick off the fall season - hooray for large cans of pumpkin!

Monet said...

This is making me long for fall! I have a whole bag of apples I just picked up at the market over the weekend, and this looks like a great way to use them!

Michael Toa said...

This is a very good use of leftover pumpkin. The smell coming out of your oven must had been wonderful. If only I were there :)
Have a great day Mary. Michael

Sushma Mallya said...

Unique combo and you have done it really so well...

Kamalika said...

very innovative...loved the dish...bookmarking it...

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I usually get the large cans of puree because my pumpkin loaf recipe calls for it- But my monkeys love apples to so I will give this one a try- thanks for sharing.

Juliana said...

Wow Mary...this bread looks delicious...pumpkin and apples...love it!

pigpigscorner said...

Would love to cook more with pumpkin but it's so hard to get hold of pumpkin puree here. I only know of one store that sells it.

Ginny said...

Oh, this looks so easy, and no kneading!! I can smell it now.

Magdalena said...

I can see that season for delicious pumpkin started on your blog - that's great, I like a lot this vegetable. ... appealing bread - my daugter would love that !

Suman Singh said...

bread looks so soft and flavourful..never baked with pumkin..mm..looks delicious..thanks for sharing!

Bridgett said...

You must have been reading my mine with his recipe as I have been craving anything and everything with pumpkin. This sounds fabulous.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love pumpkin. I can't wait for fall now!

Faith said...

What a delicious bread! I am absolutely ready for the flavors (and cooler weather!) of fall!

The Words Crafter said...

Mmmmm, I can't wait to try this one!!! Thanks very much!

Katerina said...

You had such a wonderful idea to give us this pumpkin bread recipe a little bit before season. I will keep that for when pumpkins arrive in our local market.

redmenace said...

That is exactly the problem. Too much pumpkin mush and it sits in the fridge forever. I love this solution, however. Yum!

redmenace said...

That is exactly the problem. Too much pumpkin mush and it sits in the fridge forever. I love this solution, however. Yum!

Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) said...

I love all thing pumpkin. I'm so ready for fall so I can put good pumpkin recipes to the test! Looks great!

Pierce said...

So delectable and moist. You are ona pumpkin roll "-)

thehungryartist said...

Yum, I love pumpkin bread. It is hard to find the pumpkin in the stores where I am, because it seems to be a seasonal thing. I wonder if you could freeze leftover pumpkin in ice cube trays?
I'd love to try this recipe in the fall when I start seeing pumpkin puree. :)

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Linda Starr said...

I could eat pumpkin every day of my life.

Celeste said...

Oh, this is right up my alley! I will save this to my "to cook" list and try it out once the weather cools. Thanks for the great recipe! :)

Pacheco Patty said...

I am ready for pumpkin and apples, so this recipe is talking to me! Thanks for all of your pumpkin recipes, they look delicious:-)

Joanne said...

I heard about this outage and hoarded canned pumpkin like there was no tomorrow. And I still have some of it sitting on my shelves. Have to try this!

Jen_from_NJ said...

My daughter Ashley is a fall baby and loves pumpkin and apple. I definitely want to make this for her. Thank you Mary!

Samantha @ The Savvy Soybean said...

Ooh this looks great! Definitely hanging on to this recipe. To make it even more apple-y, you could replace each egg with 1/4 cup applesauce =)

sweetlife said...

perfect loaf of yumminess, I love the topping..

sweetlife

scrambledhenfruit said...

I'll bet that this loaf smells delicious while it's baking! It's definitely not too early for this. Thanks!

faith said...

Its getting to be that time of year again isnt it?!

Sweet and Savory said...

This is one for next month. I have to check the stores for canned pumpkin.

My husband loves these flavors. I do too but this one is for him. I get the chocolate.

Just to let you know, I have heard from the company and I believe they have sent it out.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

this is looking good Mary!

~RED~ said...

Pumpkin already... i can tell you are ready for autumn! ( Same here)
Bookmarking this one for fall.

Cara said...

I'm loving the onslaught of pumpkin recipes so soon! I can never seem to get enough pumpkin.

Rue said...

Thank you for this! Pumpkin anything is just bliss!

Carolyn said...

Ah yes, the great pumpkin shortage of 2009! Glad you found a use for all your puree. That bread looks divine.

Eliana said...

I could easily start every day with a hefty slice of this beauty.

Salsa Verde said...

Must be delicious. I love pumpkin but when not in season, it's very difficult to find it!
Love,
Lia.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

It's never too early to start enjoying the flavors of fall--pumpkin being my favorite! I bet this makes your house smell so delicios!

Anonymous said...

So I found this recipe for the exact same reason you posted it! Had too much pumpkin left over after making pies, can't let 'em go to waste! Looking forward to trying it! Happpy Thanksgiving!

Brunetta said...

I found this recipe several years ago in Gourmet or Bon Appetit in the section where people requested recipes so I knew it was a winner. I make it every fall. Someone asked me for the recipe so I searched online to make it easier to copy-and-paste to send to her. Glad to see others appreciate this wonderful bread!

abuzek said...

I came across this recipe and had to try it. I decided to make one loaf of the bread and use the rest for mini muffins for my munchkins.

Oh. My. Heaven.

These are amaaaaaaaaaazing. I haven't tried the bread as it's still cooling...but these muffins are amaaaaaaaaaaazing.

Lyndsey said...

Baked two loaves of this as gifts for friends. They LOVED it!

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