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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fresh Apple Bread with Caramel Glaze


From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I've been working my way through the last of the apples we picked a couple of weeks ago. It's become a near mission-like endeavor, as  the apples are starting to soften because I didn't have time to store them properly. Do you remember Buba Gump's summary of shrimp dishes? I swear I could do that with the apple creations that have come from my kitchen recently. Unfortunately, I'd be just as boring but less humorous, so I won't subject you to that. I do, however, want to share the recipe for this flavor-packed  apple bread with you. The recipe is simple and this seasonal treat is delicious, but you will find the bread at its most flavorful  the day after it is baked. If you enjoy moist spice breads, I think you'll love this one. Here is how it is made.



Fresh Apple Bread with Caramel Glaze
...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspired by Betty Crocker

Ingredients:
Bread
2 medium-sized apples, peeled and cored
1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Caramel Glaze
2 tablespoons dulce de leche or caramel sauce
1 tablespoons leftover apple liquid
1/3 cup powdered sugar, sifted

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 4 x 3-inchloaf pan with baking spray and set aside.
2) With a food processor fitted with a shredding attachment, grate apples. They may also be grated using the large holes of a box grater. Place a colander or mesh sieve over a bowl and dump shredded apples into colander or sieve. Press down hard to squeeze out as much juice as possible. Reserve juice for glaze.
3) Whisk brown sugar, buttermilk, oil, eggs, and apples together until well-combined. Mix in dry ingredients, stirring just until combined.
4) Scrape batter into pan and bake until a toothpick comes out dry, 50-60 minutes. Let sit in pan for 15 minutes, then turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.
5) Meanwhile, whisk together caramel sauce, apple liquid, and powdered sugar until smooth. Drizzle over bread. Yield: 1 loaf (8 to 10 slices)

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15 comments :

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Who doesn't love a drizzle of caramel?! Beautiful, Mary..

Duncan In Kuantan

Krista said...

I love that you added a caramel glaze to this, Mary. That sounds heavenly. :-)

manu said...

What a yummy cake!
xox

anna @ annamayeveryday said...

This looks very good, I've made apple cakes before but not apple bread - and with a caramel glaze too....!

Lenia said...

Such a delicious fall treat!
Blessings,dear Mary!

Kim G. said...

I'm having the same problem, too much apples:) I will surely try this beautiful bread!

bellini said...

I love this season especially for the apples. There can never be enough apples.

Jenn S said...

Nothing better than apple and caramel together :)

Beverly said...

Looks yummy. Mary, you could never bore me.

Nammi said...

yumm.. I love that caramel glaze on top

David said...

Mary, Thanks for the recipe! I love apple bread and my better half will eat anything with caramel on it! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

This looks so delicious and I would never put boring and your name in the same sentence.

Fondly,
Glenda

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

I have just been given several bucket full of apples this is a great idea, thanks once again. Have a wonderful day Diane

Joanne said...

Apples and caramel are definitely meant for each other! Love how you paired them in this bread.

Bites from life with the barking lot said...

I'm making this tomorrow....double recipe and hopefully it works out well in the freezer. Discovered an apple tree on our property and it was healthy with apples!

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