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Packed with apple flavor and topped with gooey caramel and crunchy pecans, this quick bread is an easy make-ahead accompaniment for holiday meals.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

20 mins
55 mins
1 hr 15 mins
1 loaf


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Instructions Checklist
  • Grease a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. In a large mixing bowl beat together granulated sugar, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla 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 in a 350 degree F. oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick 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).


Up to 1 day ahead, make, bake, and cool loaf as directed. Cover and store at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

203 calories; fat 10g; cholesterol 36mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 27g; insoluble fiber 1g; protein 3g; vitamin a 61.8RE; sodium 175mg; calcium 50.5mg; iron 1.1mg.