Monday, October 10, 2011

Apple Butter Bread

So sorry for the absence!  I was getting ready for, then going on, a super-sized quilt shop hop.  We went to 12 shops in 6 states in 3 days, talk about power shopping!  But it was fun, and as an added gift with purchase, I also caught the bus trip crud, and spent the next week or so hacking and coughing.  But all is better now and I plan to post a bit more regularly!

I ran across this recipe at some point in the last week, and kept telling myself to give it a try, as I had a rather large jar of pumpkin apple butter that I needed to use, so today was the day.  I really enjoyed this quick bread made with my homemade pumpkin apple butter, but I think it would be equally delicious made with apple butter, or really any fruit butter you have on hand.  This is so tweaked about from the original recipe that it is now my own, so I won't even give you the original.

Apple Butter Bread

2 cups flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1 stick butter, melted
3/4-1 cup apple butter
3/4 c buttermilk

Mix dry ingredients, then mix in wet ingredients.  Pour into a greased loaf pan, I had enough to also make a little mini loaf pan, bake for 1 hour 5 minutes, but check it near the end, as your oven may vary.  Cool in pan 10 minutes, then tip out and cool.

This would be a lovely tea bread, as it is not too sweet, and would be wonderful spread with a little of that cultured butter I know you all made!


ferne said...

This sounds great and simple too! Thanks for sharing! I just made an apple pear butter that would be really good in this.

Kristina said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe.