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
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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 serving (1 slice) equals 228 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 246 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g 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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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."

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

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

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."

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."

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."

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