Apple Cream Cheese Bread

Monica H Recipe

By Monica H MonisiaH

Very moist and especially flavorful with the brown sugar and spices; the combination is very intriguing... don't omit the pepper or the cardamom (you might be tempted to do so if you are not the adventurous-let's-try-this-it-sounds-like-it-might-be-crazy type, but DON'T!).

A slice is lovely all by itself, but its also good with a strong cup of coffee, or something else that is bitter to counteract the bread's sweetness.

NOTE: Try some after it has cooled, and try some the next day. You will taste the difference. Next day, this is such a treat. I store this bread overnight just on a serving platter (like in the picture), covered with a paper towel that's tucked under the plate.


Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves:
a bunch
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

Ingredients

dry indredients:
1 1/4 c
flour
1 1/4 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
cardamom
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4
pepper
wet ingredients:
1 stick
unsalted butter
2/3 c
brown sugar
1
egg
2/3 c
apple pie filling
1/2
granny smith apple, diced (skin on)
1 1/2 Tbsp
vanilla extract
cream cheese dollops:
8 oz
cream cheese
1/3 c
brown sugar

Directions

1
Melt stick of butter and set aside to cool. Take out cream cheese to soften. Preheat oven to 350*.
2
Combine all the dry ingredients in bowl. Set aside.
3
Combine all the wet ingredients in a different bowl: Start with butter and brown sugar; mix lightly. Add egg; mix. Add apple filling and vanilla. Mix lightly.
4
Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredient bowl. Then fold in the diced apple.
5
Grease and dust loaf pan with flour.
6
Pour batter into loaf pan.
7
Combine cream cheese with brown sugar and "drop" onto top of batter.
8
Bake 30-35 minutes, until edges are browned and knife comes out clean (clean from bread part; the cream cheese will get on the knife). Remove from oven and let cool about 15 minutes. Now you can slice the bread around edge of pan and use a big spatula to help remove it from the pan. Let cool 5-10 more minutes before slicing / serving.