This was my mom’s recipe that she would make every fall after visiting the apple orchard. The aroma as it bakes is unbelievable!
Cook time: 50 Min Prep time: 10 Min Serves: 8
2 large eggs, beaten
1 c sugar
1/2 c oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8-1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 c peeled, chopped apples (i use 1 medium granny smith apple.)
1/2 c raisins (i soak mine in hot water for a few minutes and drain)
1/2 c walnuts, chopped
1 c powdered sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp warm milk or half and half (more or less to reach desired consistency)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×4 loaf pan. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Pour into prepared pan,
2. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes. Test for doneness as oven temperatures vary. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes. Remove from pan and place on cooling rack with waxed paper underneath.
3. While bread is still warm, combine icing ingredients and glaze allowing to drip over sides. Wait until cool, gently warm glaze in microwave and glaze one more time for a thicker glaze.