Thursday, April 29, 2010

Foodie Friday - Praline-Apple Bread

I'm joining the party at Foodie Friday, where deliciousness always awaits.

This delectable bread goes great with coffee or milk in the mornings, but could also be served as dessert.

Praline-Apple Bread

1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, divided
1 (8-oz) container sour cream
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
2 cups self-rising flour
1 1/2 cups finely chopped, peeled Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350. Bake 1/2 cup pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 6-8 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring after 4 minutes.

2. Beat sour cream and next 3 ingredients at low speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until blended.

3. Stir together flour and next 3 ingredients. Add to sour cream mixture, beating just until blended. Stir in apples and 1/2 cup toasted pecans. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 9x5 inch loaf pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup chopped pecans; lightly press pecans into batter.

4. Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, shielding with aluminum foil after 50 minutes to prevent excessive browning. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack.

5. Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil in a 1-qt. heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil 1 minute. Remove from heat, and spoon over top of bread; let cool completely (about 1 hour).


  1. OH dear... what a wonderfully delicious looking bread!


  2. That looks sooooo tempting~ I'm trying to limit my carbs :-)

  3. I can attest to its yumminess. Wish I had a slab right now. Dieting stinks, stinks, stinks.

  4. Oh no you didn't....
    Now I am going to have to make this, and I will have to figure out a way to keep from eating the entire thing.

  5. Oh My, that looks delicious and I think I have all the ingredients out there in my kitchen!!! I'm going to copy this one down for sure!

  6. That just looks totally insane. I love apple cake and apple bread so this is sooooo up my alley!

    Thanks for posting this @ FF!