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Praline-Topped Apple Bread Recipe

Praline-Topped Apple Bread Recipe

This heavenly loaf is perfect if you have overnight holiday guests. —Sonja Blow, Nixa, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled Granny Smith apples
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped pecans, toasted, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, beat sugar, sour cream, eggs and vanilla until well blended. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Fold in apples and 1 cup pecans.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 3. In a small saucepan, combine butter and brown sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar; boil 1 minute. Spoon over bread. Sprinkle with remaining pecans; let stand until set. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 261452
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2017

"I prepared this bread today and cannot stop raving about it. This is spectacular. I made no changes to the recipe. A warning, though. The batter is extremely thick when everything has been added. Also, I used 1 1/2 Granny Smith medium sized apples to make 1 1/2 cups. One of the reviewers mentioned that. Remember, when making the topping, stir constantly until it starts boiling and when it comes to a rolling boil, start timing. This recipe is beyond good. I highly recommend this recipe.

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debspencer User ID: 2866755 253954
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2016

"I am so pleased with this recipe. I made it and I could not believe how delicious it is. I love the frosting on top, the sweet and tart flavors were great. Can't wait to share this recipe."

dale67 User ID: 1413904 253723
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2016

"I made this last night after reading the reviews. I did add some ground cinnamon to the dry ingredients. I also used 1-1/2 C. chopped & peeled apples. They were not Granny Smith but I had them on hand & wanted to use them up. They were not "cooking" apples & kind of got lost in the bread. I could taste them, but they were not as chunky as I would have liked. Next time I won't be so impatient & use Granny Smith! I'm sure that would move my review up to a 5 ! The praline was EXCELLENT! Will be making this again real soon!"

1914skin User ID: 8300958 239158
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2015

"Baked the apple bread today ..... delicious, moist, not as sweet as I feared ..... Sonja .....

I thank you ..... it will be a staple in my home ..... I cut a small slice to taste ..... Ended up eating 3
more slices ..... am having friends over for dinner tomorrow, and know it will be a huge hit .....
again thank you!!!"

sandraweber User ID: 1418827 238217
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2015

"The absolute apple bread ever! My family loves it."

Jujucolace User ID: 8607019 236963
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"So delicious!"

mskatkat User ID: 6222439 214080
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2014

"wonderful ! will definitely make again"

Gramma Amy User ID: 6989823 213510
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2014

"Moist and delicious. the praline glaze makes it a treat for those with a sweet tooth. Toasting the pecans gives them a flavorful crunch."

my4sweetys User ID: 3051527 198472
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"This bread is SO good and a nice change from banana bread during the fall/winter!!"

trulydi User ID: 4552072 188513
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2013

"Loved this, especially the topping. Took to work for treat day and it was a big hit."

nofearwmn User ID: 4983594 198471
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

"I think if there were a little cinnamon in the bread it self it would tie the two together. The recipe was simple but the two didn't go together. The bread by it self with a little butter would be a great breakfast treat tosted but to bland to hold up under all that sweetness. Won't make again."

rock111 User ID: 2691736 213509
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"Became an instant best-loved recipe with the entire family; fabulous; easy to make!! One large Granny Smith did the trick!"

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 198814
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

"Tasty. I wish they would tell you how many apples instead of a cup measure - I'm sure it's more accurate, but I would like to know that my two apples would be enough before I started. (they were). Mine took longer than the recipe states, but I think my pan was the wrong size."

suzie706 User ID: 5894457 200012
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2012

"It's so good. I made one, and my husband had almost half of it gone in no time flat."

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