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
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.