I'm finally making it through my recipe board on Pinterest, and today decided to make the Apple Praline Bread that I found on Manilla Spoon. (She originally adapted it from a recipe found in the Holland Sentinel.) If you're looking for a scrumptious, melt-in-your-mouth, "O" face, dessert bread recipe, this is a MUST try. I took one bite and it literally almost brought me to my knees - SO good.
- 1 Cup - Sour Cream
- 1 Cup - Brown Sugar
- 2 - Eggs
- 2 tsp - Vanilla Extract
- 2 Cups - All Purpose Flour
- 2 tsp - Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp - Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp - Salt
- 1.5 Cups - Peeled & Finely Chopped Baking Apples (I used a sort of Macintosh and they worked just fine.)
- 1 Cup - Pecans or Walnuts (Divided into 2 half cups)
- 1 - Stick of Butter [1/2 cup] - (I used salted butter.)
- 1/4 Cup - Brown Sugar
- Heat oven to 350F.
- Lightly grease bread loaf pan. (I used butter for this.)
- In an electric mixer (hand or bowl mixer I'm sure would be fine for this) beat together eggs, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla on LOW until thoroughly blended.
- Once blended, stop the mixer and add in the flour (SIFT THE FLOUR FIRST), baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Mix together on LOW until thoroughly blended.
- Before transferring into your lightly greased bread loaf pan, fold in the apples and 1/2 cup of nuts.
- Pour mixture into loaf pan.
- Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of nuts on top and gently press them into the mixture.
- Bake at 350 for approximately 60 minutes. I checked my bread with a fork 50 minutes in, and added an additional 6 minutes.
- Let cool in loaf pan for 15-30 minutes. (I got impatient and took mine out after 15 or 20.)
- Let cool down completely on a cooling rack.
- Using a small sauce pan, combine 1/4 cup of brown sugar, and 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter over MEDIUM heat.
- Bring to a boil.
- Turn the heat down to LOW and let simmer for a minute or until the sauce thickens.
- Immediately pour over cooled bread.
- Let cool completely.