I am not a big fan of anything filled with apples in it! I can’t stand caramel apples, candy apples, apple pie and apple bread. I do like apple fruit leather, but apple filled deserts are not my thing. On the other hand I fell in love with an apple head. When I mean he loves apples! He loves his apples!
I promised him apple desserts this fall, so keeping good on my promise I made him an apple caramel cookie bread. This is a quick bread (although it took an hour and 20 minutes to bake) with lots of flavor. I decided to call it cookie bread because when you bite into it, it tastes just like a cookie filled with caramel apple pieces; it is nice and crunchy on the outside while remaining soft and moist on the inside.
It was so good I went back for thirds (maybe more but who’s counting) and I am not an apple desert kinda girl. Caramel apple cookie bread got me to thinking about what other cookie breads can I make. I am going to try to work on some, but I am working on another great recipe I cannot wait to show you this week!! I am so excited!!!! Like or Follow me! Love Ya!
- 10 tbsp. softened butter (I used salted)
- 2 small to medium apples peeled and diced (I used gala)
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1tsp. vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
Recipe Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small sauce pan place 2 tablespoons of butter ¼ cup sugar and diced apples. On medium to low heat simmer apples for 3-5 minutes or until apples are tender but firm (the apples should be”Al Dente” boiling pasta term). In large bowl cream the rest of the sugar and butter, slowly add eggs and vanilla to the mixture. Once the mixture has been creamed sift flour, baking soda and salt; mix dry ingredient into the wet ingredients.
Fold caramel apples into the batter so the batter becomes moist and sticky. Once done place batter into a greased loaf pan and put in the oven. The bread should bake for an hour and twenty minutes ( I have a skinny loaf pan so it takes longer to bake, if your loaf pan is wider than mine it make not take as long) or stick a tooth pick in the middle. If it comes out clean the bread is done. Let cool completely. Once cool take out the loaf pan and serve.