PRALINE APPLE BREAD
Packed with apple flavor and topped with gooey caramel and
1 C. granulated sugar
1 (8 oz.) carton dairy sour cream
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
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 350ÂºF 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