Apple Butter Bread

Tender and moist apple butter bread brushed with an apple syrup and drizzled with an apple cider glaze…perfect for fall!

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I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a sucker for homemade bread! Quick breads, yeast breads, cornbreads, banana breads…I’m not too picky! There’s just something so warm and comforting about a slice of a fresh from the oven bread.

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If you’re an apple fan, this bread is going to blow your mind! This tender bread is brushed with an apple syrup right after it comes out of the oven then drizzled with an apple cider glaze. I found this bread to taste best the next day once the apple syrup has had time to seep deep into the bread. If you don’t have time to wait or can’t wait to dig into this loaf, don’t worry it’s still incredible the day that it’s baked.

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Apple Butter Bread

Tender and moist apple butter bread brushed with an apple syrup and drizzled with an apple cider glaze…perfect for fall!

Yield: 1 9x5-inch loaf


For the Bread:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon apple pie spice (see note below)
3/4 cup apple butter
1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, room temperature

For the Syrup:
1/3 cup freshly apple cider or apple juice
1/3 cup sugar

For the Glaze:
1 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
2 to 3 tablespoons apple cider or apple juice


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom and sides of one 9 x 5-inch loaf pans; dust with flour, tapping out excess.

2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and apple pie spice; set aside.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together the apple butter, brown sugar, milk, oil, vanilla, and eggs (one at a time). Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.

4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake 65 to 75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing loaf to a wire rack on top of a baking sheet.

5. While the loaf is cooling, make the syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir together the apple cider or apple juice and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved. Once dissolved, continue to cook for 3 more minutes. Remove from the heat; set aside.

6. Use a toothpick to poke holes in the tops and sides of the warm loaf. Brush the top and sides of the loaf with the syrup. Let the syrup soak into the bread and brush again. Let the bread cool completely.

7. To make the glaze, in a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar and 2-3 tablespoons of the apple cider or apple juice. The mixture should be thick but pourable. Add up to another tablespoon of apple cider or apple juice if the mixture is too stiff. Pour the glaze over the top of the loaf and let it drip down the sides. Let the glaze harden, about 15 minutes, before serving.

Recipe Notes:
To substitute Apple Pie Spice use 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon plus 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon allspice, and dash cloves or ginger

Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts if desired

Source: adapted from


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13 Responses to “Apple Butter Bread”

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    Carol+at+Wild+Goose+Tea — November 7, 2014 @ 10:36 am

    Wonderful time of year to be featuring quick breads. They make such wonderful welcomed gifts. I am liking this recipe. The texture is so fine on this bread. It must slice up easily. The glaze also adds a special ‘fancy’ touch.

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    Janet — November 7, 2014 @ 5:15 pm

    I am a HUGE fan of quick breads. I prefer to bake gluten-free but it is easy to swap out the flours which is usually cup for cup. Thank you for the recipe. Pinned 🙂 Happy weekend!

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    Susan Heath — November 8, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

    I need the nutritional information or I can’t make the recipe. I’m a diabetic and need to know how many carbs I’m eating so I can determine how many units of my quick acting insulin to give to myself.

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    CakeSpy — November 8, 2014 @ 4:48 pm

    I Love breads like this!! I definitely need my breakfast to include this tasty bread.

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    Claudia @Breakfast+Drama+Queen — November 8, 2014 @ 7:25 pm

    Wow, this bread looks so good! And it just screams Fall (my favorite of all seasons!)

  6. #
    MIRA — November 9, 2014 @ 9:35 am

    I love all sorts of sweet breads and this one looks incredible! Moist and flavorful, I love the use of apple cider glaze ! Pinned!

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    Yvonne — November 10, 2014 @ 8:10 am


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    Allison - Celebrating Sweets — November 10, 2014 @ 8:14 am

    I love quick breads, and this one looks great! Pinned to try. 🙂

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    ChgoJohn — November 10, 2014 @ 8:55 am

    And to think, I just made a batch of apple butter. Thanks, Christina!

  10. #
    marcie — November 10, 2014 @ 10:19 am

    This bread looks so moist and delicious, and it must have huge apple flavor! And that cider glaze looks amazing! 🙂

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    Laura Dembowski — November 10, 2014 @ 12:09 pm

    Homemade bread is definitely the best! Love that this has syrup and glaze.

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    Ruby @ Ruby Red Apron — November 10, 2014 @ 9:37 pm

    This bread looks so good!! I am a huge fan of apples. 🙂

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