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Apple Bread with Bourbon Glaze, a must for fall!

It’s Apple Season!

Apples are plentiful now, and that has inspired me to make some apple recipes. Recently, I got an email with an Apple Bread with Bourbon Glaze recipe in it. The pictures were BEAUTIFUL!!! So, Mama and I made it. HUGE disappointment! The bread was dry, not moist. It could have been something I did wrong, but I didn’t want to make it again and it not work out. So I found another Apple Bread recipe on Pinterest and added a Bourbon Glaze. This time, it was delicious, moist, and the Bourbon Glaze worked really well with it.

Making the Apple Bread with Bourbon Glaze . . .

Because I was intrigued with the Bourbon Glaze on an Apple Bread, I was determined to find a way to make it so that it was good. Mama and I assessed what we thought were the problems with the recipe we made together. We determined these things:

  • We thought the first recipe had too much flour–3 cups. So, the recipe I used has only 2 cups.
  • The first recipe used oil; the one I used has shortening as an ingredient.
  • Mama thought the one she and I made didn’t have enough chopped apples in it. So, this one has more:)

There were some other differences that are not as relevant.

Chopping the apples and pecans is the most time consuming part of making this Apple Bread. Be sure to do that first, then putting it together will go fairly quickly. But, don’t over-beat this bread. Just mix it until the ingredients are incorporated.

My husband loved this Apple Bread. And, I gave my oldest son, Trey, a loaf. He said it was “delicious”. I say, it is a really good bread to make for fall, and the Bourbon Glaze adds a special flavor that you don’t ordinarily think of on a fruit bread.

What is your favorite fall bread?

Other fruit breads you might want to check out are Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread, Carrot Apple Zucchini Bread, and  Mama’s Zucchini Pineapple Bread. 

Apple Bread with Bourbon Glaze Recipe

This Apple Bread with Bourbon Glaze is moist and delicious, and the bourbon in the glaze adds a special flavor to this fall bread.

Course:

Breakfast

Cuisine:

American

Servings: 1 loaf

Ingredients

Bread Ingredients:

  • 1
    cup
    sugar
  • 1/2
    cup
    shortening
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1
    teaspoon
    vanilla extract
  • 2
    cups
    flour
  • 1
    teaspoon
    baking powder
  • 1
    teaspoon
    soda
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    salt
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    cinnamon
  • 2
    cups
    chopped apples
    (I used Fuji and Granny Smith)
  • 1/2
    cup
    chopped pecans

Bourbon Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1
    cup
    powdered sugar
  • 3
    Tablespoons
    bourbon
  • 1/4
    teaspoon
    oil
  • 1
    teaspoon
    vanilla extract

Instructions

Instructions for Apple Bread:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. (My cousin, who is a caterer, says to cut a piece of parchment paper and line the pan down the long sides of the pan with a 1-inch overlap on each side to life the bread out when done. Just a suggestion.)

  2. In a mixing bowl, mix sugar and shortening together until blended well and it is creamy. 

  3. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat on LOW until combined well. You may increase the speed of the mixer once the eggs are mixed in.

  4. Add flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Stir to combine.

  5. Stir in the chopped apples and pecans. Mix just until they are incorporated into the batter.

  6. Pour mixture into the prepared loaf pan.

  7. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

  8. Remove from oven. Set aside for 5-10 minutes, then remove the bread from the pan and cool on a wire rack. If you use the parchment paper, simply lift the bread out.

  9. Once the bread is cooled, make the Bourbon Glaze and drizzle across the top.

  10. Store bread in an airtight container.

Instructions for Bourbon Glaze:

  1. Pour the powdered sugar into a small mixing bowl.

  2. Add the bourbon, oil and vanilla. Stir until combined well. If mixture is too stiff to drizzle, add a little more bourbon or milk. If too runny, add a little more powdered sugar until you get the consistence you want.

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