Apple Pie Bread
Apple Pie Bread is awesome. This is another delicious bread you can make in the breadmaker. While it may not taste exactly like apple pie, it does include diced apple, cinnamon, brown sugar, and apple juice concentrate in the ingredients. It’s a sure bet to be really close to apple pie flavors anyway!
This quick and easy bread recipe has all the convenience of using a breadmaker. Yet, it has the extraordinary taste of a loaf that has been hand-kneaded. If you enjoy apple pie, it works really well in bread form, as this recipe can testify.
Most of you know how much I enjoy a good loaf of home-baked bread. I served this bread for lunch to a houseful of company a couple of weeks ago. One of the gals said she was going to have to purchase a breadmaker because she loved all the delicious breads I make.
They were over for dinner when I made the Apple Butter Bread a couple of months ago as well. I am getting more adept at adapting recipes with more wholesome ingredients. (Like sprouted whole wheat flours, honey instead of sugar, and less processed ingredients). More and more bread recipes (and other recipes) will be healthier and guilt-free!
For this particular recipe, I followed the directions except when it came to the vital wheat gluten. I made it first according to the directions and it didn’t raise enough to suit me. So the second loaf I included a full four teaspoons of vital wheat gluten. The second loaf raised superbly.
Both tasted well, but the first was a little heavier and denser. (It’s not really the way I like my bread). The second loaf was lighter and fluffier. (Exactly the way I like my bread!)
This is another one of those recipes I found on Pinterest in the early days. I saved the recipe over two years ago but had yet to make it. I’m glad I did, because Apple Pie Bread is scrumptious.
This is a marvelous bread for your breadmaker that simulates apple pie. I recommend you give Apple Pie Bread a try sometime. It only takes about 10 minutes to have this recipe in the breadmaker and ready to go. And afterwards, you and your family (or company) can enjoy a fantastic home-baked loaf of bread to serve with any kind of meal.
When I initially published this recipe in March 2014, my pictures were only so-so. I decided to remake the recipe (August 2019). I made it for our Sunday night college age care group. They absolutely raved over the bread. They kept asking me: “What’s this bread called again?” Apple Pie Bread? Really.
Yes, really. This is the perfect bread for breakfast or dinner. I personally enjoy it served with apple butter or jellies. But it’s terrific plain or with butter as well. Just like our college group love my home-baked breads or salads, I think your family will enjoy this sensational bread too. Give it a try, and your family will rave as well.
Apple Pie Bread is a delicious tasting bread you can make in the breadmaker!
This bread is wonderful served with apple butter or jellies.
This is such a delicious bread. Your family or friends will enjoy the surprise of biting into the bread and finding apples inside.
Apple Pie Bread is great served for breakfast or dinner!
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Pour buttermilk or soured milk into bread canister.
Add apple juice concentrate, butter cut up in small pieces, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
Add Gala apples.
Add bread flour (NOT all purpose flour), vital wheat gluten and bread machine yeast.
Place on sweet cycle or basic bread cycle and bake as directed.
Allow bread to cool in canister about 15 minutes before removing from breadmaker oven. Brush top and sides of bread with butter to prevent the crusts from hardening.
Allow bread to cool an additional 15 minutes before cutting down with an electric bread knife.
Slice down as desired. I ended up cutting the pieces in half.
Each slice of Apple Pie Bread is terrific. This is great comfort food.
Apple Pie Bread is wonderful spread with butter or apple butter.
This bread is really wonderful for breakfast or for dinner.
Here’s the recipe.
APPLE PIE BREAD
(Recipe adapted from Cooks Recipes)
- 1 cup Borden buttermilk
- 1/4 cup apple juice concentrate
- 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 cup peeled, chopped Gala apples
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 1/2 cups UNBLEACHED King Arthur bread flour
- 4 teaspoons Hodgson Mills vital wheat gluten
- 2 teaspoons Red Star dry bread machine yeast
- Place ingredients in the bread machine pan in the order listed above.
- Select Sweet setting or basic setting and start machine.
- Allow bread to cool about 15 minutes after finishing.
- Brush top and sides of bread with butter to prevent the crusts from hardening.
- Allow bread to cool 15 minutes longer before cutting down in slices.
- Makes one (2 pound) loaf or about 10-12 large slices.
Our guests loved eating slabs of Apple Pie Bread with their meal a couple of weeks ago.
Apple Pie Bread is hearty and satisfying.
Serve Apple Pie Bread for breakfast with your choice of jams and preserves as part of a large country breakfast–or with just coffee.
I could have eaten the whole loaf myself. Gulp. 🙂