The Best Apple Pie Bread

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Not only is this Apple Pie Bread so easy to make, but also absolutely addictive! Sweet juicy apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon peek in and out of this light crumbly bread. It’s like taking a bite of autumn, no matter the time of year!

It’s one of those quick bread recipes that I keep coming back to. One loaf of this amazing sweet bread won’t be enough. You’ll want to double the batch and make two loaves because it’s just that good!

If this is your first time, don’t worry! The good news is, this recipe is so easy, you’ll be baking it up in no time!

freshly baked loaf of apple bread on a white plate with a apples to the side on a green and white checked cloth

Ingredients

You should find these simple ingredients to make this delicious bread recipe in your local grocery store. If you have a lot of apples waiting to be used, this is surely a delicious way to enjoy them.

  • Freezer apple pie filling or chopped apples
  • White sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • All purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Eggs
  • Butter (if you use unsalted, then add ¼ tsp salt)
  • Whole milk or cream
  • Vanilla extract
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How to make the best Apple Pie Bread

Here are the instructions for this easy apple pie bread recipe. Look for the printable recipe card below if you need more help. 

  1. Get out a package of freezer apple pie filling to thaw (about 1 1/2 cups)
  2. Cream the sugar and butter with your mixer in a large bowl.
  3. Add the eggs, milk, and vanilla
  4. Add the dry ingredients, the flour, and baking powder, and stir by hand until blended.
  5. Place half the batter in the bottom of a prepared loaf pan.
  6. Add half of the apple mixture, and lightly press it into the batter.
  7. Add the rest of the batter on top of the first layer of apple mixture and smooth out lightly.
  8. Top with the rest of the apple mixture
  9. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 F (190 C) for 55 to 65 minutes, depending on your oven.

  1. Get out a package of freezer apple pie filling to thaw (about 1 1/2 cups)

    freezer bags with apple pie filling inside

  2. Cream the sugar and butter with your mixer.

    apple pie bread creaming butter and sugar

  3. Add the eggs, milk and vanilla

    apple pie bread adding eggs to butter and sugar

  4. Add the flour and baking powder, and stir by hand until blended.

    apple bread mixing flour to wet ingredients

  5. Place half the batter in the bottom of a prepared loaf pan.

    apple bread first layer of batter in loaf pan

  6. Add half of the apple mixture, and lightly press it into the batter.

    apple pie bread recipe layering apples on top of batter

  7. Add the rest of the batter on top of the first layer of apple mixture and smooth out lightly.

    apple bread second layer of batter on top of apple mixture

  8. Top with the rest of the apple mixture

    apple pie bread top layer of apple mixture on batter ready to bake

  9. And bake at 375F/190C for 55 to 65 minutes, depending on your oven.

Expert Apple Pie Bread tips

This is one of those apple recipes that is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. If you really want to impress them, follow these expert tips, and your Apple Pie Bread will be perfect every time.

  • Be careful not to overmix your ingredients – Like muffins, quick breads need a light hand. It’s ok to use an electric mixer to cream sugar, butter, and eggs, but stir the flour and baking powder in by hand until mostly blended.
  • Use a  well-greased loaf pan and line it with aluminum foil so it’s easy to get this yummy bread out of the pan!
  • You can use dark or light brown sugar. Dark brown sugar has more molasses in it, and demerara brown sugar has larger grains, so it’s crunchier in baking – I like to use it for toppings, especially in Apple Crisp or Dutch Apple Pie.
  • If you can wait, let your apple bread cool on a wire rack before you slice it.
  • Some supermarkets sell apple pie spice. Add a little to your mixture to take your bread up a notch. If you can’t find it – try adding a teaspoon of ground cinnamon. 
slices of apple pie bread ready to eat

How to serve Apple Pie Bread

When it comes to serving Apple Pie Bread, the options are endless! You can enjoy it as a delicious breakfast treat, served warm with a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce. 

It also makes for a delightful afternoon snack paired with a cup of coffee or tea. And let’s not forget about dessert! Make it truly delectable by serving it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a sprinkle of powdered cinnamon sugar. 

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FAQs

How should I store apple pie bread?

Now, let’s talk about storing your precious apple pie bread. If you manage to resist devouring it all at once, you’ll want to keep it fresh for as long as possible. To do that, make sure it has cooled completely before storing it.

You can wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it at room temperature for up to 3 days. If you want to extend its shelf life, pop it in the refrigerator for up to a week in an airtight container. 

Just remember to bring it back to room temperature or give it a quick warm-up in the oven before indulging again. Trust me, the flavors will thank you!

Can I use fresh apples?

Absolutely! If you can’t get a hold of a can of apple pie filling, fresh apples will work, though they’ll take a bit more time to prep. 

Whether you’re using red or green apples, make sure to peel, core, and chop them into small, bite-sized pieces. Make sure your diced apples are small – use a sharp knife. 

If you like, you could also use grated apples. This way, they’ll spread evenly throughout the bread, ensuring every slice has that amazing apple goodness. 

What are the best apples for apple pie?

This is one of my most asked questions, so even though we aren’t baking a pie, let’s dive in.

Choose your favorite apples – what’s in season or in your crisper waiting to be eaten! I love to combine Gala or Paula Red with Granny Smith apples & Empires. Your choice!

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The best apple bread recipe

This is the best Apple bread recipe, and I know it will become your favorite too! It’s one of those easy recipes that are the perfect way to impress any visitors.

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The Best Apple Pie Bread

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When you're craving Apple Pie, this Apple Pie Bread delivers!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Muffins and Quick Breads
Cuisine North American
Servings 8 generous slices
Calories 127 kcal

Ingredients
  

Apple Mixture:

  • 1 1/2 Cups Freezer Apple Pie Filling (or 1 cup chopped & peeled apples
  • 1/3 cup Brown sugar - use with Chopped apples only
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon - use with chopped apples only

Bread Mixture:

  • 2/3 cup White sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Butter - if you use unsalted then add ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Whole milk or cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Mix the chopped apples with brown sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
  • Cream the sugar and butter with your mixer.
  • Add the eggs, milk and vanilla
  • Add the flour and baking powder, and stir by hand until blended.
  • Place half the batter in the bottom of a prepared loaf pan.
  • Add half of the apple mixture, and lightly press it into the batter.
  • Add the remaining batter and another layer of apples.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g

These are estimated values generated from a nutritional database using unbranded products. Please do your own research with the products you’re using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.

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