QUICK APPLE STREUSEL BREAD

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Quick Apple Streusel Bread (aka Dutch Apple Fritter Bread) is perfectly sweet, packed with juicy apples and pecans, topped with cinnamon sugar streusel, and drizzled with luscious cream cheese glaze.

Quick Apple Streusel Bread

This is an easy quick bread that you can mix together in minutes. It’s great for breakfast, snack, or dessert. As well you can make it into muffins which cook a lot faster than bread.

Quick Tip: If you like apple and cheese, you’ll love a slice of cheese melted on this bread! 😍 I sliced the bread, topped it with cheddar cheese, then melted it in the toaster. Wow!!! It had a nice sweet and savory flavor.

QUICK APPLE STREUSEL BREAD

I researched the difference between an Apple Pie and a Dutch Apple Pie. A traditional Apple Pie has a bottom and top crust. Whereas, a Dutch Apple Pie has a bottom crust with a crumb topping.

Therefore, you could call this Dutch Apple Bread since I added a nice streusel crumble on top. I added a little ground cinnamon with the butter and sugar streusel, but you can omit it if you prefer.

As well, I did not add ground cinnamon to this bread, but you can add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon if you like cinnamon!

I used one large Honeycrisp apple that equaled 1 and 1/2 cups and diced the apples relatively small. It’s a personal preference, I like the texture when they’re diced small versus large chunks of apples.

 Dutch Apple Fritter Bread

BEST APPLES FOR BAKING

For the best pies, crisps, and other baked treats, apples need to be firm enough to hold their own during the cooking process. The best apples are the ones that are in season. Look for firm apples with no bruises or bug holes. Fresh, ripe apples will have a strong apple aroma.

A few of the best baking apples are:

  • Braeburn
  • Honey Crisp
  • Jonathan
  • Fuji
  • Gala
  • Granny Smith

HOW DO I STORE QUICK APPLE STREUSEL BREAD

Because the apples add a lot of moisture to the bread, I like to keep my loaves in the refrigerator. Wrap or place the bread in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator 5 to 7 days.

CAN I FREEZE QUICK APPLE STREUSEL BREAD?

Yes, wrap the bread in plastic wrap and place it in a ziptop freezer bag. It will keep nicely in the freezer for 6 to 8 weeks.

To thaw, sit on the countertop, slice, and reheat in the microwave.

While you’re here, I’d love for you to see some of my other recipes!

  1. Strawberry Bread 
  2. Easy Strawberry Bread
  3. Applesauce Banana Bread
  4. Peanut Butter Bread
  5. No Yeast Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls
  6. Lemon Blueberry Streusel Bread
  7. Chocolate Pumpkin Bread 
  8. Amish Apple Bread

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on products used.

Quick Apple Streusel Bread

Quick Apple Streusel Bread

Quick Apple Streusel Bread

A sweet & luscious quick bread that's packed apples & pecans, topped with cinnamon streusel & a cream cheese glaze. 
Author: Paula
5 from 11 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
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Ingredients

BREAD

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour sifted, then measured
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 and ½ cups apples diced
  • ½ cup pecans chopped

STREUSEL

  • 5 tablespoons butter cold, cubed
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespooons brown sugar packed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

CREAM CHEESE GLAZE

  • ¼ cup butter at room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

BREAD

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray or Wilton Cake Release.
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add in eggs, milk, and vanilla and mix. Stop the mixer and scrape the sides. Mix again until combine.
  • Mix in flour, salt, and baking powder together. Turn the mixer to low and slow add flour mixture.
  • Fold in apples and nuts.
  • Transfer mixture to prepared baking pan.

STREUSEL

  • For the streusel topping, combine the butter, sugars, flour, and cinnamon. Mix with a fork or pastry mixer until crumbly.
  • Sprinkle over batter in pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes, until a cake tester inserted in bread, comes out clean. Allow the bread to cool 10 to 15 minutes before transferring it to a serving platter.

GLAZE

  • Whisk glaze ingredients together until smooth and drizzle over top of the bread. Slice and serve.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 5 days.

Notes

You can test for doneness in bread and cake with this cake thermometer. The internal temperature of bread and cake will be 200°F when fully cooked.)

Nutrition

Calories: 582kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 903IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2mg
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6 Comments

  1. What size loaf pan did u use
    You didn’t say in in your directions
    This very important
    Thank You
    Betty

5 from 11 votes (8 ratings without comment)

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