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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Mom's Spiced Apple Nut Bread Recipe

During this time of year I always look forward to baking a few loaves of bread and one of my family's favorites happens to be my mom's spiced apple bread and when we make this...we love to serve it warm with some melted honey butter on top.

Mom's Spiced Apple Nut Bread Recipe

2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup raw finely chopped or grated apples
2 tbsp. white vinegar + water to make a full 1/2 cup of liquid
1/2 cup chopped nuts (your choice)

Sift together all of the dry ingredients. In a large mixing bowl cream together the vegetable shortening, blend in the sugar and add in the eggs, one at a time. Mix until smooth. Stir in the vanilla extract. Add in the flour mixture alternating with the grated/finely chopped apple and the liquid vinegar mixture. Stir to combine all ingredients. Stir in the chopped nuts until blended.

Lightly grease two loaf pans or spray with non-stick cooking spray...including the sides of the pan. Pour bread batter into prepare loaf pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until done. Remove from oven and let cool.