Praline Apple Bread
1 cup granulated sugar
1 (8-oz.) carton dairy sour cream
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cups chopped, peeled tart apples
1 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
Grease a 9x5-in. loaf pan.
In a large mixing bowl beat together granulated sugar, sour cream, eggs and
vanilla extract on low speed of an electric mixer until combined, then beat on
medium speed for 2 minutes.
Stir together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; add to sour cream mixture,
beating on low speed until combined. Stir in apple and 1/2 cup of the pecans.
Turn into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle with remaining chopped pecans; press
lightly into batter.
Bake at 350ºF. for 55 to 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center
comes out clean. (If necessary, cover loosely with foil
the last 10 minutes of baking to prevent over browning.) Cool in pan on a wire
rack for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine butter or margarine and brown sugar; cook
and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat and boil gently for 1
minute. Remove bread from pan. Drizzle top with brown sugar mixture; cool.
Makes 1 loaf (18 servings).
Make-Ahead Tip: Up to 1 day ahead, make, bake, and cool loaf as directed. Cover
and store at room temperature.