The wonderful taste of apple butter in a very easy to make bread. Your family will love it!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 loaf
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 8x4x2-inch loaf pan.

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  • Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cloves in a bowl.

  • Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a separate large bowl until smooth. Add the egg and apple butter; continue beating until smooth. Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Fold in the raisins and walnuts; mixing just enough to evenly combine. Pour into prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

411 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 70g; fat 13.5g; cholesterol 43.6mg; sodium 365.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2012
When I made this recipe, I did prepare it a tad differently. I combined all the wet ingredients together in a medium sized bowl (including the butter, which I did melt) and then all the dry ingredients in a seperate bowl. I tossed the raisins and chopped nuts into the dry ingredients before I folded the dry ingredients into the wet to prevent the raisins/nuts from sinking to the bottom of the muffin cups and also overmixing. I added a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract and substituted pecans for walnuts. Before folding the raisins in, I soaked them in hot apple juice for 20 minutes. I did make muffins out of this recipe, I got 12 smallish muffins out of one recipe. Baked at 350*, my muffins were done at 20 minutes. These muffins turned out moist, delicious and perfectly sweet. NOTE: I did use a homemade (and very heavy on the seasonings) apple butter in this recipe which made any extra seasonings unnecessary. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 4
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2012
When I made this recipe, I did prepare it a tad differently. I combined all the wet ingredients together in a medium sized bowl (including the butter, which I did melt) and then all the dry ingredients in a seperate bowl. I tossed the raisins and chopped nuts into the dry ingredients before I folded the dry ingredients into the wet to prevent the raisins/nuts from sinking to the bottom of the muffin cups and also overmixing. I added a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract and substituted pecans for walnuts. Before folding the raisins in, I soaked them in hot apple juice for 20 minutes. I did make muffins out of this recipe, I got 12 smallish muffins out of one recipe. Baked at 350*, my muffins were done at 20 minutes. These muffins turned out moist, delicious and perfectly sweet. NOTE: I did use a homemade (and very heavy on the seasonings) apple butter in this recipe which made any extra seasonings unnecessary. Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2013
I've made this twice. The first time with apple butter (homemade) and according the the recipe. It was delicious. The second time with pear butter and a tsp. of orange extract. It was exquisite! I also changed the technique and did it Sarah Jo's way because I was tired and in a hurry and and it worked just as well. I recommend experimenting with different fruit butters and extracts! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2014
Delicious! I used homemade apple butter but I had been just a tad conservative on spices so I did add the cloves and nutmeg too. Used golden raisins simmered in apple cider for just a minute to plump them. Bread came out moist sweet and fragrant....fell apart as I turned it out of the loaf pan but that was no fault of the recipe just my own impatience! Will make this one often! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2012
Very easy to make and yummy. Perfect for Fall. Accidentally made a loaf with 1/4 cup of apple butter because I misread the ingredients. Still turned out okay but pretty flat more like brownies. The second loaf I made correctly and it was much better more like bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2013
AWESOME!! Was very moist and had great flavor that reminds me of all the things I love about the fall. Thank you for the great recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2014
Had a ton of homemade apple butter from my mother-in-law; this was the perfect use for it since it was not going to get eaten up even with putting some in the freezer! The bread turned out moist and flavorful. I microwaved the raisins with some cider to plump them up strained out the cider then tossed them with some flour to prevent them sinking -- recommended. I'll go back to this recipe the next time I have extra apple butter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2013
Tastes great! Took longer to cook in my oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2014
!!!! This was awesome better than just throwing some apple butter on toast. Tastes like fall my favorite season! Thanks for this great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2014
this was awesome!!!!! I love Fall flavors Read More
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