Saturday, June 27, 2015
Praline-Topped Apple Bread
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups chopped peeled Granny Smith apples
1-1/4 cups chopped pecans , toasted , divided
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 . In a large bowl , mix the flour , baking powder , baking soda and salt . In another bowl , beat the sugar , sour cream , eggs and vanilla until well blended . Stir into flour mixture just until moistened . Fold in apples and 1 cup pecans .
2 . Transfer to a greased 9-inch x 5-inch loaf pan . Bake at 350* for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean . Cool in pan for 10 minutes . Remove to a wire rack to cool .
3 . In a saucepan , bring butter and brown sugar to a boil . Cook and stir for 1 minute . Spoon over bread . Sprinkle with remaining pecans .
This heavenly loaf is perfect , if you have overnight guests .