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Dutch Apple Loaf

 Dutch Apple Loaf
Being of Dutch descent, I knew I had to try this recipe for a moist, fruity quick bread. It freezes well, so I often have a loaf on hand for church bazaars. —Gladys Meyer, Ottumwa, Iowa
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups diced peeled tart apples
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in
  • buttermilk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and
  • baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture. Fold in apples and
  • walnuts. Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan.
  • For topping, combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter

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Directions (continued)

  • until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over batter.
  • Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from
  • pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 243 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 252 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.