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Amish Apple Fritter Bread Recipe


Amish Apple Fritter Bread Recipe

My Amish friend shared this bread recipe with us and we’ve been using it ever since!

The scent of apple and cinnamon gently filling the kitchen is a clear indication of the oven-baked Amish Apple

Fritter Bread, a bread that appeals to both the heart and the palate with its comforting, homey charm. This bread

pays homage to the Amish tradition of using natural ingredients and simple cooking techniques, a practice

rooted in the heritage of Dutch and German settlers in Pennsylvania. Apple fritters and their variations have long


been a cornerstone of Amish and traditional American cuisine, offering a touch of comfort in every bite.Whether

as a warm start to the day or as a sweet addition to afternoon tea – the delicious combination of soft apples,

warm spices and tender crumb makes this bread irresistibly tempting.

If you want to refine this rustic treat, you can turn it into an exquisite dessert with a dollop of freshly whipped

cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Alternatively for breakfast or brunch, pairing with strong black coffee or


iced milk complements the sweetness, while crispy bacon or savory sausage can provide a delicious contrast in


Amish Apple Fritter Bread Recipe


1/3 cup light brown sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


2 large apples, peeled, cored and diced

2/ 3 cups white sugar

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

2 eggs, at room temperature

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup milk

For the glaze:

1/2 cup powdered sugar

2-3 tablespoons milk or cream


Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease or line a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.Mix brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in

a bowl. Brush diced apples with this mixture; put aside.

Beat white sugar and butter until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and then the vanilla.


Mix flour and baking powder.Gradually add to the cream mixture, alternating with the milk.

Pour half of the dough into the mold. Add half of the apple mixture and pat in lightly. Top with remaining dough

and apples.

Bake for 50-60 minutes.Allow to cool slightly before icing.

For the glaze, mix the powdered sugar with milk or cream to the desired consistency and drizzle over the bread.

Variations and Tips:

For extra crunch, mix chopped walnuts or pecans with the apples.

Replace the milk with cream for a richer bread.

Add applesauce to the dough to add moisture.Refine the spice mixture with nutmeg or allspice.

Canned apples can be used out of season, but fresh apples are recommended for best results.

Best served warm, this Amish Apple Fritter Bread is a testament to the joy of simple, comforting pastry. Whether

as a gesture of hospitality or as a gift for your own enjoyment, its warm spices and delicate apples add a

welcoming touch to any table. Enjoy!

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