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It reminds me of an improved version of my mom's Bisquick coffee cake. It is great warm and I bet really great with a cup of coffee.
I made the full butter version. You can substitute applesauce for the majority of the butter but I didn't have any...and I like butter, so...ya know...butter it was. Ends up being about 13 TB of butter...or just over a stick and a half.
I don't have a power mixer and it's a little challenging to cream sugar and butter by hand, but I did my best. It was also a little challenging to get out of the loaf pan...even non-stick it's a challenge to get a loaf out that is a bit fragile when warm and you need it to stay right side up. But I managed.
Warm Apple Pie Bread with Cinnamon
- ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- ⅔ cup brown sugar, divided
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- ¼ cup applesauce (note: you can use ½ cup butter and skip the applesauce if you prefer)
- 2 eggs, well beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ⅓ cup milk
- 1 large or 2 small apples, peeled and chopped
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a loaf pan.
- Combine ⅓ cup of the brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
- With mixer on medium, beat white sugar, remaining brown sugar and butter until fluffy. Mix in applesauce. Add well beaten eggs and vanilla.
- Stir together flour and baking powder. Add flour to egg mixture and stir just until combined. Do not overmix!! Add milk.
- Pour half of the batter into a greased and floured loaf pan. Sprinkle with ½ of the apples and ½ of the brown sugar mix.
- Stir the remaning apples into the remaining batter and pour into the pan. Top with remaining brown sugar mixture.
- Bake approx. 40 minutes. Remove from oven, brush topping with melted butter. Continue baking an additional 5-10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool 10 minutes and remove from pan.