ABC Desserts Challenge – (Homemade) Amish Apple Bread

I found this recipe in a cookbook I had purchased in a group of books I had bought after reading a few books about the Amish lifestyle.  The Amish cooked just about every thing from scratch and this led me to ordering an Amish cookbook.  That is where I found the recipe for Amish Apple Bread.  It also serves up good as a coffee cake and we often fix it and serve it for a fast breakfast.

I had never really thought of making apple bread before.  However, this cooks up delicious and is a great way to use up the last one or two apples you bought that has been sitting in the fruit bowl a couple of days.  That is when I usually whip up a batch of apple bread.

This recipe calls for one cup of chopped up apples but I have made it with two apples before and it came out just fine.  It is easy to make and only takes 45 minutes to bake in the oven. 

I’m not sure who started the ABC Desserts Challenge but after reading CarolDM’s article on Devil’s Food Cake, I thought it would be fun!  Won’t you join us?

Have you ever eaten a homemade apple bread or coffee cake?  Did you like it? 

The photo above is my own.  It is a photo of blackberry bread using the same recipe just substituted a different fruit.

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  1. I found it!

    Apple Coffee Cake/Bread

    1 1/2 c veg. oil
    2 c sugar
    3 eggs
    3 c cake flour
    1 tsp soda
    1tsp salt
    1 tsp baking powder
    1tsp cinnamon
    1tsp cloves
    1 c chopped nuts (optional) and/or 1 c dates (optional)
    3 c raw apples, chopped into small pieces

    Beat eggs with oil and sugar. Add flour, sifted with other dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly Add nuts and apples. Mix thoroughly. Bake in a tube pan for 1 1/2 hours at 325 degrees.

    I hope you enjoy it!

    • I ordered a couple of new cookbooks that were of interest. The Amish one has a lot of recipes I want to try. The other one is an old southern cookbook that has narration telling stories about the past and the cook, etc. I started reading that one but need to get back to it. They really ate some very rich food back then!


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