Saturday, January 14, 2012

Praline Apple Bread

praline apple bread

I was trying to remember how many times I've made this bread in the last couple of months.  I think the first time was in the beginning of October.  To Read More, Click On The recipe Title.
My husband loved this so much he asked me to make it for his birthday, which is the end of October.  I've made it two more times since then.  I've never blogged about it because it never stuck around long enough for me to get pictures.  I made a point of doing that today.  Everyone that's tasted it has absolutely loved it, hands down this is one fantastic quick bread.  You'll notice that the recipe for the bread doesn't include any fat in the form of butter or shortening.  The bread derives it's moistness from sour cream.  The top of the bread is bathed in praline and ....well it's praline ,nuff said.   

The bread looked amazing straight out of the oven without the praline on top.

With the praline, it's magical and will disappear before your eyes.

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Apple Praline Bread

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, divided
  • 1 (8-oz.) container sour cream $
  • 1 cup granulated sugar $
  • 2 large eggs $
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt $
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped, peeled Granny Smith apples (about 3/4 lb.) $
  • 1/2 cup butter $
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake 1/2 cup pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 6 to 8 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring after 4 minutes.
  2. 2. Beat sour cream and next 3 ingredients at low speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until blended.
  3. 3. Stir together flour and next 3 ingredients. Add to sour cream mixture, beating just until blended. Stir in apples and 1/2 cup toasted pecans. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 9- x 5-inch loaf pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup chopped pecans; lightly press pecans into batter.
  4. 4. Bake at 350° for 1 hour to 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, shielding with aluminum foil after 50 minutes to prevent excessive browning. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack.
  5. 5. Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil in a 1-qt. heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil 1 minute. Remove from heat, and spoon over top of bread; let cool completely (about 1 hour).
  6. Note: To freeze, cool bread completely; wrap in plastic wrap, then in aluminum foil. Freeze up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature.

Praline apple bread

Looking for more quick bread recipes? Check out this light delicious fig filled recipe


giz said...

Pretty darned impressive - I've already put a star on this one and I just happen to have all the ingredients at home - WOOT!!!!

beti said...

what a delicious looking bread, the praline on top looks fantastic

Katrina said...

Wow, that looks divine and sounds so good! Need to make that!

Marie Rayner said...

Oh my Bunny, that is ticking all my buttons!! Just loving the look of this! xxoo

Shelby said...

It looks so tempting and I'm sure was delicious! I'm a sucker for nuts and caramel!

Leslie said...

That looks evil...just plain evil...Can I have the whole loaf???? :)

grace said...

the topping really seals the deal with this one, bunny--sensational!

Delectably Green said...

Oh my goodness that looks divine - lovely ingredients and that praline glaze dripping down the side looks simply delicious
mary x

Barbara Bakes said...

My hubs loves praline and cream ice cream. I'm sure he'd be over the moon for this cake.

Reeni said...

That looks insanely delicious Bunny! The pralines over top make it totally irresistible!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

It is easy to see why this bread would be such a success. It sounds like the perfect combination to me.

Claudia said...

It's ten degrees out. This would warm me up in the most delicious way.

Debbie said...

Looks so delicious. I love these types of breads and they never last long in my house either!

Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

Bunny, your Praline Apple bread does look magical! I know this would disappear in a jif at my house too.

Eliana said...

WOW - this apple bread looks sinfully delicious and almost just almost to good to eat.

Megan said...

This looks INCREDIBLE!

Grandma Kat @ Easy Recipes Land said...

This praline apple bread looks heavenly! I'm going to make it this weekend when my family comes over to visit. Especially the great grand children. I bet they will freak out for it.

Thanks for this recipe. I really appreciate it.

Grandma Kat

Katy ~ said...

Pure,delicious decandence!