Packed with apple flavor and topped with gooey caramel and
crunchy pecans.


1 C. granulated sugar
1 (8 oz.) carton dairy sour cream
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 C. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/4 C. chopped, peeled tart apples
1 C. chopped pecans
1/4 C. butter or margarine
1/4 C. packed brown sugar

Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. In a large mixing bowl beat together
granulated sugar, sour cream, eggs and vanilla extract on low speed
of an electric mixer until combined, then beat on medium speed for
2 minutes.

Stir together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; add to sour cream
mixture, beating on low speed until combined. Stir in apple and
1/2 cup of the pecans. Turn into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle with
remaining chopped pecans; press lightly into batter.

Bake at 350ºF for 55 to 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted
in center comes out clean. (If necessary, cover loosely with foil the last
10 minutes of baking to prevent overbrowning.) Cool in pan on a wire
rack for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine butter or margarine and
brown sugar; cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce
heat and boil gently for 1 minute. Remove bread from pan. Drizzle
top with brown sugar mixture; cool. Makes 1 loaf (18 servings).

Make-Ahead Tip: Up to 1 day ahead, make, bake, and cool loaf as
directed. Cover and store at room temperature.

Nutrition facts per serving: 203 calories, 10 g total fat, 4 g saturated
fat, 36 mg cholesterol, 175 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber,
3 g protein, 6% vitamin A, 0% vitamin C, 5% calcium, 6% iron

B-man :wink: