Apple Pie Bread
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup buttermilk or sour milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice (you can substitute cinnamon)
  • 2 cups shredded, peeled apple (I used 3 large)
  • ½ cup raisins
For the streusel topping:
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablesppons butter
  • ⅓ cup chopped nuts, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer for about 30 seconds. Add sugar, and beat on medium to high speed until combined. Add buttermilk and baking powder, beat until combined. Add eggs and vanilla, beat until combined. Add flour, salt and apple pie spice and beat until--you guessed it--combined. Stir in the apples and raisins.
  3. Spoon batter into prepared pan and sprinkle with streusel topping. Bake for 60-65 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  4. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and allow to cool completely before slicing.
For the streusel topping:
  1. Stir together brown sugar and flour in a small bowl. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in chopped nuts, if using.
just barely adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Fall Baking, 2012
Recipe by Kitchen Meets Girl at