Cheddar Apple Bread

November 29, 2011

Cheddar Apple Bread is a version of beer quick bread. Here you substitute beer for hard cider and pair the cheddar with tart apple.

You will need:

  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/2 c shallot, minced
  • 1/2 c apple, such as Granny Smith, peeled and shredded and squeezed in paper towel to remove extra moisture
  • 3 c flour
  • 3 T sugar
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 c sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 1 bottle (12 oz) hard cider
  • 1 T butter, melted

Then you will…

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly coat a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a small non-stick pan, heat the olive oil. Cook the shallot and apple together, over medium heat,  for 5 minutes.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center.
  4. Add the shallot mixture, shredded cheese and hard cider.
  5. Stir just until moist.
  6. Spoon batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 35 minutes.
  7. Drizzle the melted butter over the top of the loaf, and bake an additional 25 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before removing and cooling completely on a wire rack.

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