Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Apple Bread

Apple Bread

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From the kitchen of Arianna R.

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
60 minutes
10 to 12 servings
Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly, Travels well


1 stick (1/2 cup) plus 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 eggs
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour + 1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 or 4 Red or Golden Delicious apples
1/2 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Grease and flour a loaf pan.

  3. Put butter or margarine into mixing bowl and add sugar. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.

  4. Add lemon juice and eggs, one at a time, and continue beating until well mixed.

  5. Sift flour, baking powder, and baking soda into separate bowl.

  6. Peel, cut out the cores, and chop into very small pieces. Use enough Red or Golden Delicious apples to make 2 cups.

  7. Add the flour mixture alternately with the apples to the batter. Using rubber spatula, mix it all very thoroughly.

  8. Add the raisins and mix again with rubber spatula.

  9. Spoon the batter into pan and bake for 1 hour.

  10. Using oven mitts or potholders, take the pan out of the oven. Cool on wire rack for several hours, preferably overnight. Loosen edges of bread with knife and invert bread onto a pretty plate.


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