Dutch Apple Bread Recipe
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Dutch Apple Bread Recipe

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Belle Plaine, Iowa's June Formanek sends a fruity streusel-topped bread delightful for brunch. This is a great make-ahead treat that freezes well, too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup chopped peeled apple
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 228 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 246mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Fold in apple and nuts. Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. For topping, combine the first four ingredients; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until bread tests done. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf.
Originally published as Dutch Apple Bread in Taste of Home February/March 1995, p45

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manga User ID: 4211076 228205
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2015

"I did not care for this bread. I don't think it had enough apples. It tasted on the dry side, and didn't have much taste. I am surprised by the rave reviews."

[email protected] User ID: 2072985 218809
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"I loved this bread I added some cinnamon, allspice and cloves, was perfect."

grannyfromwisc User ID: 7988042 2769
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"I added cinnamon and allspice to the batter as I thought it would give the apples a punch. It did! I will also add next time a little cloves. The topping was perfect as I did not want an excessively sweet topping. I made 8 little loaves but found that they were a little crumbly when cut into slices. I may have to add another egg."

kbabe819 User ID: 3846515 2767
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

"Lacked a little something- maybe add cinnamon to the bread portion not just the topping. I also think I would make an additional half batch of the topping to layer among the dough before baking. Overall- good but not great."

pinkiepie User ID: 5517629 198394
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

"This was easy and really good I had a mix of apples from apple picking so I used a few different kinds. It turned out great and I'm going to make this in mini loafs to freeze and give as gifts. My whole family loved it and my husband put apple butter on ti and and he said it made it even better."

ChefV User ID: 50456 2292
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

"After reading all the rave reviews I was very disappointed in this recipe. It is rare I come across a TOH recipe I don't like. Mine had very little taste to it. I think it needs more apples and the topping was not as sweet as I thought it would be. Even hubby didn't care for it. Have to give it 2 stars. :("

Moniyass User ID: 6952872 2058
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2012

"This bread is excellent! My whole family loved it and asked for more! Would make it again thats sure"

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 1468
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2012

"I was very impressed with this bread. I took it out at 55 minutes, and it seemed to be perfect. My loaf had more of a crumb topping than the picture shows. Excellent."

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 2290
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2012

"This bread is a little more dense than most of the quick breads I made, however, it was still very good! The topping is what makes it tasty. Makes a great snack with coffee or tea."

MrsMarine User ID: 6151405 2289
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"This bread was wonderful!!! My whole family loved it-even my middle son who is extremely picky! Would definitely make it again!!!!!"

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