A Recipe for "Christmas Apple Bread" Handed Down Through the Years


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Thanks to Jim Boyer, Boyertown Community Ambulance Emergency Medical Services Chief and BASH class of 1987 alum, for sharing the recipe and memories surrounding his wife's grandmother's Apple Bread.

by Jim Boyer

"This recipe for Apple Bread is from my wife’s late grandmother. It is a German cake that she would make and serve on the table as a centerpiece with a candle coming out of it on special occasions. She loved cooking for family dinners with everyone around the table, especially on the holidays. This recipe was always a favorite of ours and brings back fond memories of her."

Apple Bread

1 cup white sugar

½ cup butter (room temp.)

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. salt

2 cups chopped apples (McIntosh)

1/2 cup black walnuts, chopped

Mix sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla well.

Add all the rest of ingredients; mix well.

Grease and flour bundt pan.

Pour mixture into pan and sprinkle with a mixture of 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/2teaspoon cinnamon.

Bake 325 degrees; 50- 60 minutes.

You may use any pan, like a loaf pan. 

Note the additional suggestions at the bottom of the handwritten recipe.

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