16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

This savory quick bread pairs well with soup or chili and is ideal for an open house or casual get-together.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Place shredded peeled apple in paper towels; squeeze until barely moist. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook apple and shallots in oil over medium heat for 7 minutes. Stir in pepper and garlic; cook 1 minute.

Step 3

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk; make a well in center of mixture. Add shallot mixture, cheese, and cider to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.

Step 4

Spoon batter into a 9 x 5–inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Drizzle 1 tablespoon butter over batter. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes. Drizzle remaining 1 tablespoon butter over batter. Bake an additional 25 minutes or until deep golden brown and a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Ratings & Reviews

sparklyredshoes's Review

January 21, 2013
This was a lot of work, but well worth it. I used a whole cup of apple and just used regular extra sharp cheddar instead of white. It went very well with a potato soup i made. I would make this again.

lcmitch76's Review

January 12, 2009
We made this tonight to accompany chili. My husband and I both liked the flavor and texture. I would definetely make this again. I followed the recipe exactly.