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.


★★★★★ 3 votes
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


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)
2In a large mixing bowl combine apples and 2 cups of sugar; set aside.
3Melt butter and let cool.
4In a seperate bowl mix flour with baking soda,cinnamon,salt and baking powder; set aside.
5Once butter is cooled slightly combine with apples.
6Add eggs and vanilla.
7Mix flour mixture with apple mixture. Do not over mix or your bread will be tough.
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.
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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