Do you know how many apples come in a 2.5 Kg bag? Apparently, neither do I. I’m not sure why I felt the need to order the large bag of apples. I guess that’s what I get for ordering groceries while the children are still awake…Anyhow, there were no less than 15 apples in this bag. I made applesauce with five of them, that was my original intention. What to do with the rest of the apples became the burning question. I sent a few to school for snack time, but they were starting to get funky (they weren’t bad apples to start with considering it’s March). Fortunately, while delving deep into Pinterest’s black hole, I came across this recipe.
This country apple fritter bread is absolutely the best I have ever had. I mean, anything that has the title ‘Apple Fritter’ in it is obviously going to be amazing, but this is on a whole new level. This recipe is great to have around the holidays and will bring you all the warm fuzzy feelings after just one bite!
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter softened
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk or almond milk
2 apples any kind, peeled and chopped, mixed with 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Old-Fashioned Creme Glaze
1/2 cup of powdered sugar
1-3 tablespoons of milk or cream- depending on thickness of glaze wanted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a 9×5-inch loaf pan and spray with non-stick spray or line with foil and spray with non-stick spray to get out easily for slicing.
- Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Set aside.
- In another medium-sized bowl, beat white sugar and butter together using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
- Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until blended in; add in vanilla extract.
- Combine & whisk flour and baking powder together in another bowl and add into creamed butter mixture and stir until blended.
- Mix milk into batter until smooth.
- Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan; add half the apple mixture, then half the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
- Lightly pat apple mixture into batter.
- Pour the remaining batter over apple layer and top with remaining apple mixture, then the remaining brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
- Lightly pat apples into batter; swirl brown sugar mixture through apples using knife or spoon.
- Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, approximately 50-60 minutes.
- To make glaze, mix powdered sugar and milk or cream together until well mixed.
- Let cool for about 15 minutes before drizzling with glaze.