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Apple Coffee Cake Bread

I've loved to cook since my grandmother helped me stand in a chair and "fry" toast when I was 4. I've been a nurse for 18 years, and my husband and I and our daughter recently moved here to Bristol, Tennessee from Bristol, Virginia—the state line runs down Main Street!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 loaves

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream sugar and 1/2 cup butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add baking soda to buttermilk; add to creamed mixture. Mix in flour and salt. Stir in apples, nuts and raisins. Pour into two greased and floured 8x4-in. loaf pans. Melt remaining butter; drizzle over loaves. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over loaves. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Turn out on a wire rack to cool. Slice in 1-1/2-in. pieces to serve.

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