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Dutch Apple Bread

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
    1 loaf


  • 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


  • 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 9x5-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.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 228 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 246mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Tyler
    Nov 4, 2018

    This turned out well! Based on previous reviews I added 1/2tsp cinnamon, 1/2tsp allspice, and a few ground up cloves. I also doubled the tartest apples I could find and added about 1/2C crushed pistachios (I didn't have any other nuts), next time I will add more pistachios. I baked it for 48 minutes so the center still wasn't baked through (how my family likes it) and it was a hit!

  • misscoffeepot
    Mar 17, 2018

    I love this bread. Use apples that bake well, like a granny smith. I like cinnamon, so added about 1/2 tsp to batter. This make a lovely loaf. It freezes well, and makes a great gift in smaller loaves.

  • manga
    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.

  • hothemi14mama
    Jan 25, 2015

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

  • grannyfromwisc
    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
    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
    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.

  • Cheryl Clawson
    Feb 9, 2013

    No comment left

  • ChefV
    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
    Nov 9, 2012

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