YUM! Praline-Apple Bread

Recently I promised you a bad picture but good recipe for apple cake ...

I'll work on the photography skills but don't let it stop you from making this bread. LisainVA posted this wonderful recipe in 2005 on the Southern Living community board. Thank you Lisa! It's wonderful. Since she posted on an open forum, I don't think she'll mind me sharing this yummy recipe with you. It is similar to the Southern Living recipe here. And they've got better photos too (HA). FYI, this bread is delicious with or without the praline topping. I left the topping off for play group and the kids and adults both ate it up. 

Praline-Apple Bread 

2 cups all-purpose flour 
2 teaspoons baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1 cup sugar 
1 8 oz. carton sour cream 
2 eggs 
2 teaspoons vanilla 
1 1/4 cups chopped, peeled apples 
1 cup chopped pecans 
1/4 cup butter 
1/4 cup packed brown sugar 

Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Grease the bottom and 1/2-inch up the sides of a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Set aside. In a bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. 

In a large mixing bowl beat together sugar, sour cream, eggs and vanilla with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add flour mixture to sour cream mixture, beating on low speed until combined. Stir in apples and 1/2 cup of the pecans. Spread batter in the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle with the remaining pecans; press lightly into batter. 

Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. If necessary, cover bread loosely with foil the last 10 minutes of baking to prevent overbrowning. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan. 

Meanwhile in a small saucepan combine the butter and brown sugar; cook and stir until mixture begins to boil. Reduce heat and boil gently for 1 minute. Drizzle brown sugar mixture over top of bread; cool. 

Yield: 1 loaf


  1. This looks ridiculously delicious. I don't care what you say about good/bad photos!

  2. Let me know if you make it and what you think of the recipe!