Apple Cheese Bread

apple cheese breadI know you all felt shock and had to check that you were at the right blog because there is an actual picture of FOOD. Food I made even. No, I didn’t attend photography sessions as you can tell.

I bought 20 lbs of apples at the farmers market on Sunday. Yes, I have lost my mind somewhere. Applesauce has been made, but I still have 15 or so pounds of apples left. When I pondered what I could do to use these up–I came across this recipe in the Long Grove Apple Cook Book, a gift from my birthday a couple of years ago. What appears below is tweaked–I added more cheese, of course, than the original and dropped the nuts altogether. I think if I make it again, I will add a bit of spice and use less sugar. It is quite good and toasts well, but a sweet bread rather than savory.

Apple Cheese Bread

2 cups flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup unpeeled apple, ground
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Add apples and cheese. Add flour mixture, 1/3 at time, just until blended. Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake 1 hour at 350. Cool slightly and turn out of pan.

Comments

  1. I didn’t find it to be as sweet as you seemed to have found it. I thought it was just right.

  2. How does one grind an apple? Like in a meat grinder? A food processor?

  3. I just made this last night and had it for breakfast today. I cut the sugar to 1/2 C and added about 2 tsp of Ras al Hanout (a spice blend of cinnamon/allspice/nutmeg/cloves/pepper etc etc). Grated the cheese and the apple on a box grater. Oh and I added about 2 T of milk as it just seemed too dry to me. Absolutely fab!! Thanks and keep ’em coming!

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