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Praline Apple Bread

Praline Apple Bread

Course Bread, brunch, Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword harvest-apple-bread, praline-apple-bread, praline-pecans
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cooling time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 1 loaf


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp apple pie spice or cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk (Preferably whole fat but, not fat free)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups small diced Granny Smith or Gala apples may use your favorite variety
  • 1 ½ cups roughly chopped pecans divided
  • ½ cup salted butter
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9x5x3 inch non stick loaf pan or spry with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, use a whisk to sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, apple pie spice and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, use a whisk or an electric mixer to beat together buttermilk, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients beating until fully combined.
  • Add apples and 1 cup pecans to batter. Mix well, pour into prepared pan. Top with remaining ½ cup pecans, pressing gently into batter.
  • Bake for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes back clean. Check halfway through and lay foil on top, if needed to prevent over browning. Cool in the pan on a cooling rack for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan melt together butter and brown sugar. Cook gently on medium for 1-2 minutes until thickened.
  • Remove loaf from pan and drizzle with glaze. Cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.