Monday, August 31, 2009

Result: Delicious!

The people have voted & say that the Praline-Apple Bread is wonderful.

As promised, here is the recipe if you don't get Southern Living yourself (which I can't imagine).

Praline-Apple Bread

1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, divided
1 (8oz) container sour cream
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups finely chopped, peeled Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Bake 1/2 cup pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 6-8 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring after 4 minutes.

Beat sour cream and next 3 ingredients at low speed with an electric mixer 2 munutes or until blended.

Stir together flour and next 3 ingredients. Add to sour cream mixture, beating just until blended. Stir in apples and 1/2 cup toasted pecans. Spoon batter into a greased & floured 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup chopped pecans; lightly press into batter.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour to 1 hour & 5 minutes or until a wooden pic inserted into center comes out clean, shielding with aluminum foil after 50 minutes to prevent excessive browning. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack.

Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil in a 1-qt. heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil 1 minute. Remove from heat and spoon over top of bread, let cool completely (about 1 hour).

Note: To freeze, cool bread completely; wrap in plastic wrap, then in aluminum foil. Freeze up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature.
Recipe from Debbie Grusska - Hobart, Indiana
The only problems I ran into was that my icing mixture of brown sugar and butter didn't turn out looking like theirs did - but it was still yummy.

Hope you make it and enjoy it as we did. It's wonderful with your morning coffee.


southerninspiration said...

Glad to get a good looks and sounds delicious!


Darlene said...

SQUEAL...I received my Southern Living magazine and there it is on page 121!!!!!!! Since you gave it a great review I will definitely be making it this fall/winter!!! Thanks Duchess!!

Michelle said...

Thanks Duchess. I'll print that right out. And my mother always subscribed to Southern Living... you've just inspired me to get a subscription.

Shannon said...

That does sound like a yummy breakfast treat!

Sandy Toes said...

OH...that looks yummy!!!

Yes, I want a pumpkin spice coffee too!!!

sandy toe