Every time we visited Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, we would go to the “Green Dragon” flea market. I would always look forward to going to a particular Amish stand to buy their Amish Apple Bread! I love this bread so much I had to find a recipe that was as close to their bread as I could get. Right now I’m unable to remember where I found this recipe, but it could have been from one of the Amish cookbooks I have, I’ll take a look later. I have been so busy at the farmer’s market I’ve not had time to post recipes, so I’m taking this time to post a few, I don’t want to take time looking through cookbooks right now to find which book I found this recipe in! lol Anyway, this bread is as close to the Amish as I could find. I love this bread and it’s especially yummy warmed in the microwave and a little (or a lot) of butter on top! I hope you enjoy this bread as I have. This bread is also among one of my best sellers at the farmer’s market.
Amish Apple Bread
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3cups diced apples (I use Granny Smith apples)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon soda (baking soda)
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 300F.
Combine and set aside oil, eggs, sugar and vanilla.
Sift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
Add dry ingredients to oil mixture gradually. Add apples and nuts (optional).
Bake in 2 regular loaf pans or 3 foil loaf pans for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Bake time depends on your oven. Some bake earlier and some bake later, just test with a toothpick inserted in center. If toothpick comes out wet bake longer; tooth pick should come out clean.
Cool bread in the pan for 10 minutes and sprinkle with sugar.
*I grease loaf pans with vegetable shortening and coat with mixture of ½ cup sugar mixed with 2 teaspoons cinnamon. I coat pans with the mixture and once batter is in pans, I sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture on top. This is optional.
Mini Loaves of Amish Apple Bread