Apple Cream Cheese Bread

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: a bunch
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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

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Monica H Recipe
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Michigan City, IN (pop. 31,479)
MonisiaH
Member Since Apr 2011
Monica's notes for this recipe:
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.
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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.
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user Cindy Bodnar Sindrah - Aug 19, 2011
YUM!!! Sounds DELICIOUS! SAVED! Thank you for posting this! I have new neighbors moving in next door, and I think I will try this to welcome them! What's there not to love? LOL!
user Monica H MonisiaH - Aug 19, 2011
Hi, Cindy; yes... this is perfect as a gift; they will love it for sure! :)
user Vanessa "Nikita" Milare Kitkat777 - Aug 19, 2011
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