Spicy Applesauce Fruit Bread
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
Makes2 loaves (12 slices each)
I also used homemade applesauce and no citron. Baked in mini loaf pans and adjusted bake time to 20 min.
This bread is truly wonderful! Started making quick breads recently and found this one to be easy and quite tasty. In mine I've used a mixture of dried cranberries and raisins, added a whole cup of chopped walnuts, because we love the crunch in all our breads and cookies. And of course I couldn't find candied citron or any candied fruit at the grocery store..I guess it's not close enough to a holiday for them to stock them, anyway I looked on line how to make candied fruit, and made my own candied orange peel to add in, and it worked perfectly. Thanks so much for this great recipe!
I really LOVED this bread ! I had made it and threw it in the freezer without tasting. I had company coming over and decided to pull it out to serve with our coffee. Well it is so tasty, has a great flavor and texture. The fruit makes it so yummy. It can easily rival a good fruit cake without the heavy texture. This is going in my recipe book and on my Christmas cookie tray ! You won't be disappointed - I can't stop eating it. Thanks for the recipe
Terrific bread! I have already made this bread several times. Light and pleasingly spicy. Couldn't find the citron so I used dried pineapple. Yum!
I really liked the taste and texture of this bread! I used a fruitcake mix in place of the citron, and it worked great.
Oh my goodness! This bread was delicious. Moist, perfect texture / spice flavors. I didn't have citron but chopped and used dried cranberries, cherries, walnuts from a half bag of trail mix on hand. Thank you for submitting this.
These reviews are great to see! I appreciate your input about my bread! And your ideas are wonderful, too! I'm sure that I'll be putting your ideas to work if I make my bread again! Thank you for taking the time to let me know how your breads came out! delowenstein
My sister-in-law, JoAnn, made this bread yesterday and brought some to me warm from the oven. It is so light and has very nice flavors. Sometimes all those spices can be bitey and strong but not these. The bread also was not overly sweet. She added dried cranberries instead of raisins and did not add the citron. She also used fresh made applesauce from our nephew's apple orchard. Truly a keeper and added to my recipe box!!!
I had a bag of craisins begging to be used, so I tried them in this recipe, eliminating the candied citron. The combination of spices went perfect with the cranberries, and the bread is nice and moist without being squishy. A very nice bread I will definitely make again! Thanks for sharing it, Dawn!