Praline Apple Bread
Packed with apple flavor and topped with gooey caramel and crunchy pecans.
1 cup granulated sugar
1 (8 ounce) carton dairy sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups chopped, peeled tart apples
1 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. In a large mixing bowl beat together granulated
sugar, sour cream, eggs and vanilla extract on low speed of an electric mixer
until combined, then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Stir together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; add to sour cream mixture,
beating on low speed until combined. Stir in apple and 1/2 cup of the pecans.
Turn into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle with remaining chopped pecans; press
lightly into batter.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 55 to 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in
center comes out clean. (If necessary, cover loosely with foil the last 10
minutes of baking to prevent overbrowning.) Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine butter or margarine and brown sugar; cook
and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat and boil gently for 1
minute. Remove bread from pan. Drizzle top with brown sugar mixture; cool.
Makes 1 loaf (18 servings).
Make-Ahead Tip: Up to 1 day ahead, make, bake, and cool loaf as directed. Cover
and store at room temperature.
Nutrition facts per serving: 203 calories, 10 g total fat, 4 g saturated fat, 36
mg cholesterol, 175 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein, 6%
vitamin A, 0% vitamin C, 5% calcium, 6% iron