Ciao Bella Apple Bread

Anna Sciancalepore Antoniello


If you love apples this bread is for you! I have had people fight over the last piece! LOL

I ususally make this in the fall when apple picking is in season, but it's a request I get often.

You can pretty much use any apples you like but I prefer to use Northern Spy, Jonagold, Jonathan, Honey Crisp, or Pink Lady.


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2- 9" X 5" loaves
30 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


4 c
apples, peeled and finely diced
2 c
sugar, plus 2 tsp
2 stick
unsalted butter
3 1/2 c
flour, sifted
2 tsp
baking soda
2 tsp
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
baking powder
3 large
2 tsp
vanilla extract


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1Grease 2 9" X 5" loaf pans and place a piece of wax paper cut to fit loaf pans on bottom. (this will allow bread to come out of pan easier when cooled)

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2In a large mixing bowl combine apples and 2 cups of sugar; set aside.

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3Melt butter and let cool.

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4In a seperate bowl mix flour with baking soda,cinnamon,salt and baking powder; set aside.

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5Once butter is cooled slightly combine with apples.

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6Add eggs and vanilla.

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7Mix flour mixture with apple mixture. Do not over mix or your bread will be tough.

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8Divide batter evenly among pans. Sprinkle each with remainder 2 teaspoons sugar. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minute to 1 hour and 30 minutes, until toothpick tested in center of bread comes out clean.

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9Cool on wire racks for at least 1 hour before removing from pans(remove wax paper). Cool bread completely on wire racks. Wrap breads in plastic wrap when cooled. Also makes 6 mini loaves (5" X 3"), or 3 (8" X 4") loaves. Reduce baking time to 45-50 minutes for mini's and 50-60 minutes for 8" X 4".

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