Rhona's Creamy Apple Almond Crunch Bread
Recipe type: Baked Goods, Bread
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Serves: 12 servings
  • 6 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup chopped, peeled apple
  • 1 package Pillsbury Apple Cinnamon or Cranberry Quick Bread Mix
  • ¾ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ cup chopped, peeled apple
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds (optional)
  • Apple Jelly
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together by hand or with a mixer, cream cheese, sugar, and egg. Mix until smooth. Fold in ½ cup of chopped apple. Set aside.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine quick bread mix, water, oil, 1 egg and almond extract. Stir by hand until moistened. Fold in the other ½ cup of chopped apples.
  4. Prepare a loaf pan with cooking spray. Pour ½ of the batter into the bottom of the pan. Carefully spoon the cream cheese mixture over batter. Spoon remaining batter on top of filling.
  5. Sprinkle with almonds, if desired. Bake at 350 degrees, 70-85 minutes for an 8 x 4 pan and 65-75 minutes for a 9 x 5 pan.
  6. Remove from pan. Let cool completely. Melt apple jelly in a sauce pan. Brush over bread. Store in the refrigerator.
  7. Adapted from a recipe from Rhona Vantine
Recipe by The Memorable Kitchen at https://thememorablekitchen.com/rhonas-creamy-apple-almond-crunch-bread/