The flavorful apple and garlic topping, which can be made ahead and put on the bread just before serving, combines tart with savory. Slice the bread in large chunks to keep the topping contained on each piece.
- Thinly slice one and a half of the apples; coarsely chop remaining apples. In a large skillet melt the 1 tablespoon butter. Add apples, garlic, and oats. Cook over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes or until apples start to soften, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in brown sugar and lemon juice. Use immediately to top bread. Or transfer to a medium bowl; cover and chill up to 24 hours.
- Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Place loaves on a large baking sheet.* Brush tops of loaves with melted butter. Spoon half the apple mixture onto each loaf, pressing mixture in slightly. Bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until warmed through. Transfer to a cutting surface. Slice carefully to avoid dislodging apples. Makes 24 servings.
From the Test Kitchen
If the loaves do not have flat tops, slice off the rounded portions to make flat surfaces.
Nutrition Facts (Apple-Garlic Loaves)
- Per serving:
- 180 kcal cal.,
- 4 g fat
- (1 g sat. fat,
- 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
- 1 g monounsatured fat),
- 5 mg chol.,
- 293 mg sodium,
- 32 g carb.,
- 2 g fiber,
- 5 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet