Brandied Apple Pumpkin Bread

This post will gear towards those with a crazy busy schedule.  With this simple recipe, I dressed up a pumpkin bread mix and now it feels like it was made from scratch.  With the diced apple and brandied apple butter, the bread will be very soft.  The simple crumble on top will give another element of flavor with each bite.  Who’s ready to whip up a batch of Brandied Apple Pumpkin Bread?

Brandied Apple Pumpkin Bread

One of my favorite times of the year growing up was taking a trip to my family’s applebarn.  My Aunt’s applebarn has been in her family for several generations.  Now my cousins are helping to keep this family business thriving and amazing.  In the Spring I was home for a short trip, but I managed to grab some goodies while I was there.  Then my parents came to my house for a visit, and stocked me up again on treats.  Since I cannot get home during the Fall season, at least I can still enjoy all the amazing that comes out of those four walls.  The Brandied Apple Butter was beyond delicious, and a perfect compliment to the pumpkin bread mix.  In the end, this bread had so many different spices and addictions, it felt like you were enjoying a homemade spice cake.

Brandied Apple Pumpkin Bread

This recipe was hubby approved, so trust me when I say, give it a try!  I have an amaretto apple butter waiting to be used, and plan to make a special treat next week.  Here are a few other apple recipes that are not time consuming, and always delicious: Apple Cardamom Dessert Pizza, Apple Pie Snack Cakes, Uncle Alan’s Apple and Peach Delight Cocktail.

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Brandied Apple Pumpkin Bread

10 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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Pumpkin Bread Mix
2 large eggs
1/2 cup pure canola oil
1 cup brandied apple butter (or any apple butter)
1 small gala apple, diced (keep skin on) (I used two small apples)
Streusel Top:
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup (4 Tbsp) melted butter
1/3 cup brown sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 9x5 bread loaf pan with cooking spray.

In medium bowl, Mix together pumpkin bread mix, eggs, canola oil. Mix together diced apples and brandied apple butter, then add to pumpkin bread batter. Don't over mix the batter. Pour into prepared bread loaf pan.

For Streusel topping: In small bowl, Mix together flour, melted butter, and brown sugar. Break up topping and spread over top of pumpkin apple batter.

Bake for about 45-50 minutes, depending on oven. Use a toothpick to check if batter is fully cooked.

Let Cool.


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