apple butter loaf

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Susan Pagano
Mills River, NC

I'm pretty sure that this recipe came from my friend's Mom. I love making sweet breads and bake often. Whenever we are invited to someone's home I bring one with me. My friend's Mom made the apple butter herself but I use a good, jarred apple butter that I get at the Farmer's Market. There is a lot of "down time" so prep is spread out. Not the easiest recipe but well worth the effort.

★★★★★ 1
cook time 55 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For apple butter loaf

  • 1/2 c
  • 1/3 c
    apple butter
  • 1/4 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 3 c
    flour ( recipe says 3 - 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1 pkg
  • 1 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 -2 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • additional chopped walnuts

How To Make apple butter loaf

  • 1
    Combine raisins, apple butter and 1/4 cup chopped walnuts. Set aside.
  • 2
    In a large bowl combine 1 1/2 cups of flour and yeast.
  • 3
    Cook and stir milk, molasses, butter and 1/2 tsp of salt until just warm.
  • 4
    Add to flour mixture slowly. Beat on low for 1/2 minute and then beat on high for 3 minutes. When you can no longer beat, remove from bowl and place on floured board.
  • 5
    Add as much flour as you are able and then knead to make a moderately stiff dough (6-8 minutes)
  • 6
    Shape into a ball. Place into a greased, glass loaf pan. Cover and chill for 3 hours.
  • 7
    Remove from refrigerator and let dough come to room temperature. Punch down.
  • 8
    Let rest, covered, for 10 minutes.
  • 9
    Roll dough into a rectangle and spread on raisin mixture.
  • 10
    Roll up and seal edges. Put in pan seam side down and turn ends under.
  • 11
    Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cover loaf pan with paper towel. While oven is heating put loaf into microwave for 10 minutes on 10% power to rise.
  • 12
    Place 1 1/2 cup of boiling water into the back of the oven.
  • 13
    Bake loaf, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  • 14
    Cover loaf with tin foil and continue baking for another 35 minutes.
  • 15
    Mix together confectioners sugar, chopped walnuts (amount of chopped nuts is up to you) and milk to make glaze while loaf bakes.
  • 16
    Remove from oven and place on wire rack. Once cool remove from loaf pan
  • 17
    Spread glaze on cool loaf.