Apple Bread

May 20, 2009

Apples in the sink

Apples in the sink

Grated apples

Grated apples

Apple bread with morning coffee

Apple bread with morning coffee

The sun is out now, but earlier this morning it was gray and cold.  It was a morning for warm ovens and the scent of freshly baked treats, so I decided to make a loaf of Apple Bread to go with my morning coffee.  I had seen this recipe on the website for Hobby Farm Home, a magazine that my sister showed me on my recent trip to Minnesota.  You can view this and other recipes at, but I’ll give it to you here, as well.  I grated my apples with the skin on, and because I didn’t have a lemon on hand, I used 1 Tbsp of slivered dried mango instead of the grated lemon peel. The bread is delicious.

Apple Bread from Hobby Farm Home

1/4 c shortening (I used butter, softened)
1 c sugar (I used 3/4 c)
2 eggs, well-beaten
2 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 c coarsely grated, raw peeled apple (any kind)
1 Tbsp finely grated lemon peel
2/3 c chopped walnuts

Heat oven to 350 degrees, and grease and flour an 8 x 5-inch loaf pan.

Cream shortening and sugar together until fluffy; beat in eggs.  Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; gradually add to egg mixture, alternating with portions of the grated apple.  Stir in lemon peel and walnuts.  The batter will be stiff.

Spoon into prepared pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean and top is nicely browned.  Cool thoroughly; do not slice until cold.

4 Responses to “Apple Bread”

  1. Lynne Says:

    I’ll have to try this – it looks great! Thanks!

  2. Margaret Korthauer Says:

    I copied this one – it looks yummy! My magazines are stacking up but I still plan to look into ordering Hobby Farm Home.

  3. Joyce Harvey Says:

    There’s a local small restaurant in our little town that is renowned for it’s chicken salad served on apple bread. The apple bread slice is moist and then spread with a thick layer of slightly sweetened cream cheese. Topped with a chicken salad (which looks like more like a tuna salad) but made with chicken, apples, grapes, walnuts and ??? (maybe celery). They don’t give out the recipe. LOL Am trying to duplicate it. Hope this comes close.

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