Monica H Recipe

Apple Cream Cheese Bread

By Monica H MonisiaH


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Serves:
a bunch
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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.

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 Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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11 Comments

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Mar 23, 2013 - C C shared this recipe with discussion group: Cardamom Spice
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Monica H MonisiaH
Dec 28, 2011
Carly... I'm so glad you liked it!!!
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Monica H MonisiaH
Dec 28, 2011
$27!! I got it for about $5 in my local grocery store. Were you looking at maybe some expensive organic version?
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Part Time Jealith
Dec 28, 2011
Went to buy cardamom at Acme and it was $27.00! I haven't bought that spice for years, guess I won't ever again. Too bad, I used to really love the flavor.
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Carly Lemke celticfire
Dec 11, 2011
Tried this recipe and it turned out great! I used my own home-made apple sauce instead of the canned apple pie filling, and slightly reduced the amount of cream cheese...45 minutes instead of 35, and it's REALLY amazing bread! Kudos on the cardamom and pepper, too, it's a nice, flavorful addition. Thank you!