As it is no longer summer, I can finally break out some of my favorite recipes- mainly, the ones that include apples, and that simply remind me of fall!  I love this time of year, and all the delicious comfort-y foods that come along with it!

This recipe is from the “More-with-Less” cookbook (submitted by Sandra L. Miller), but I add a few more spices into it, just to make it taste more like apple-pie bread.  What could be better?  Maybe an actual pie, but that’ll come soon enough!

Anyway, here’s the recipe:

Dutch Apple Bread

–  Preheat oven to 350˚.

–  Cream together:  ½ c. butter, 1 c. sugar

–  Add and beat well:  2 eggs, 1 t. vanilla

–  Combine separately:  2 c. flour, 1 t. baking soda, ½ t. salt

–  Add dry ingredients alternately with:  ⅓ c. orange juice

–  Fold in:  1 c. chopped apples, ⅓ c. chopped walnuts

(I usually add in some cinnamon and a small dash of nutmeg- whatever spices you’d put into an apple pie to make it taste like apple pie!)

Bake in greased loaf pan for 55 minutes, or until loaf tests done.  (I usually split this recipe into two loaf pans, like I do w/banana bread, bc it never seems to be cooked fully in the middle).

Heading into the oven...

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The loaves are all finished!  I cut the baking time from 55 minutes to about…25-30.  I just kept checking on them, and when they looked done, I poked a knife into the middle to make sure.  They’re just cooling a bit now before I can chop into ’em for a taste:

Lookin' good!

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