Friday, October 16, 2015

Praline-Topped Apple Bread

When Fall arrives, I just can't beat the urge to bake.
I swear, if I could, I would bake something every day.

I had this recipe from Taste of Home for a few years now,
and decided it was about time I give it a try.



Praline-Topped Apple Bread

2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 cup (8 oz.) sour cream
2 eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1½ cups chopped peeled Granny Smith apples
1¼ cups chopped pecans, toasted**, divided 
½ cup butter
½ cups packed brown sugar

In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  In another bowl, beat the sugar, sour cream, eggs and vanilla until well blended.  Stir into the flour mixture just until moistened.  Fold in the apples and 1 cup of pecans.

Transfer to a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan.  Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool in pan for 10 minutes.  Remove to a wire rack to cool.

In a saucepan, bring butter and brown sugar to a boil.  Cook and stir for 1 minute.  Spoon over bread. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup of pecans.  Let stand until set.

Yield:  1 loaf

**To toast pecans, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes, or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.  

♥♥♥

This was really delicious!


I don't think you'll be disappointed,
so give it a try.
Enjoy!


14 comments:

Linda said...

Oh that looks sooooo good!
Keeping that recipe!

Amy at love made my home said...

Oh that sounds incredible! xx

Pat Cantwell said...

Gina,
YuMMy!!!
This Apple bread sounds divinely delicious!!!
"Mr. Ed" loves Pecans. . .and I can have NO Cinnamon!!!
Win~Win!!!
Autumnal weather makes me want to bake breads, cookies, pies, pot roast. . .
well, dear friend, you get the idea!!!
Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!
Wishing you a wonderful Autumnal weekend ahead!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I will have to give this a try. It looks so good and not alot of ingredients.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh yum Gina...that looks good enough to eat!!! lol Thanks for sharing!

Carol

Kerin said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe, Gina.
It looks delish!

You know, October is most favorite month! It's a season filled to the brim with glorious things; leaves, candles flickering, pumpkins, and of course.. baking!

Have a wonderful weekend.
And, I sure hope you had a great birthday too!

~K.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

My doctor says I have to try to go sugar free, so this post made me actually weep - oh my gosh it looks sooooooooooo good, Gina! YUMMMMMMM!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

That is one beautiful bread! And it sure sounds yummy! Will have to give it a try! Hope you're having a great weekend! ~Rhonda

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Gina, I would love to make that bread, and wish I had the apples that we picked in an orchard in Ohio over the weekend. Sadly, we had to leave them behind for our relatives to enjoy.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

OMW Gina, this sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing this recipe. What's not to love with a Praline topping?! Have a wonderful week!

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, heaven, this looks awesome. I have to make it, hubby is a dessert fiend and will love it.

Love your mantel in your last post. I've been wanting lights...these are subtle. Do you remember where you found them?

Thanks always for your visits, Gina! :)

Jane x

Ana said...

Oh my goodness....this looks so good Gina. Hee, hee, hee, my mouth is watering :-) Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Dawna Motz said...

Yummy! I was just thinking of getting a cuppa somethin hot and your delicious looking loaf would be perfect!! I had fun taking a photo shoot of some Apple Crisp today! Will post later. Thanks for the recipe my friend.

Danielle Giannandrea said...

Hi Gina, I'm just catching up on my blog reading today and I'm glad I did. This bread looks delicious!!!! I have never tried it apple bread with a praline topping before. I am definitely going to try this! All your fall d├ęcor looks beautiful as always! I agree let's try to enjoy it because Christmas and sugar plums will be here before we know it! Happy Halloween! ♥

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