Dutch Apple Bread Recipe

Earlier this week at work, we had a Thanksgiving bake off. Naturally, I had to bake something for it. I thought for a while about something that would stand out from what other people might be making in order to win first place. I had searched online for a little, and I found an apple bread recipe. I altered it slightly based on my personal taste, but here is what I did. (Spoiler: I didn’t win, but everyone who tasted it said it was really good!)

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 1 hour | Servings: 8-10


8 tablespoons of salted butter
1 cup of granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of milk
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of peeled diced Fuji apples
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts

Crumb Topping:
1/3 cup of flour
5 tablespoons of cold salted butter
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

Vanilla Glaze:
1 tablespoon of melted butter
1/2 cup of powdered sugar
1 tablespoon of milk
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease bread pan (this recipe works for 8″ – 10″ bread pans).
  2. Cream the butter and the sugar in a large mixing bowl. Mix in eggs, vanilla, and milk. Once combined, add in flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Dice apples and fold them and the walnuts into the batter. Transfer batter into the bread pan.
  4. Combine all ingredients for the crumb topping into a bowl and mix together until crumbly. Cover the top of the batter with the mixture.
  5. Bake for 55-60 minutes (the time may need to be adjusted a few minutes shorter or longer based on the size of the pan), or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  6. Set aside and let cool.
  7. Place all ingredients for the vanilla glaze into a bowl and combine until smooth.
  8. Once cool, remove bread from bread pan and drizzle with vanilla glaze.
  9. Slice and enjoy!
  10. Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature.




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