Applesauce Bread

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr 5 min

Yield:
1 loaf
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour an 8 by 4 by 3-inch loaf pan.

Cream the butter and brown sugar. Add the remaining ingredients except the raisins and nuts. Mix well until blended. Stir in the raisins and nuts. Pour into the loaf pan. Bake for 60 to 65 minutes.


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The dough was tight so I drizzled buttermilk in with the mixer on until it looked right. I also subbed fresh ground nutmeg for the allspice and chopped apricots for the raisins. I made 5 mini loaves and sprinkled a liberal amount of turbinado sugar on the top of each before baking. They came out moist and amazing. These will definitely be going in Christmas baskets this year. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed this recipe exactly but it came out dry in spite of the stick of butter and not very sweet at all item not reviewed by moderator and published
I soaked dried cranberries in orange juice and added them to the batter. I was perfect. I took it out of the oven early. Had it for a brunch and it was a hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty and smells great!!!! I would make this again for sure. I was looking on line for a recipe for applesauce bread and came across this one. Since it was a Paula Deen recipe I knew it would be worth making!! Love watching your cooking shows too!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
PAULA DEEN,... YOUR RECIPE FOR APPLESAUCE BREAD WAS FANTASTIC!!!! THANK YOU!! YOU SAVED MY BRUNCH FOR MY FAMILY!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This bread was awful...no flavor and dry ...yukky! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just put this bread in the oven. It seemed really...thick for lack of a better word. I thought for sure I missed a wet ingredient but after double checking all is well. I just read the reviews and am nervous it's not going to be sweet enough. I guess we will see in 40-50 mins. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yeah I'm a little bummed, I definitely overcooked it. Will try again tomorrow. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw it on the show today, and I rushed to my cabinets to check for the ingredients. I was in luck, it is baking now, and the kitchen smells so delicious. I can't wait to taste it. Thank you Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very moist, just sweet enough bread. The applesauce I used was sweetened, which may have helped out. I also used golden raisins and baked for only 50 min. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I changed the recipe up by adding 1/2 cup of white sugar in addition to the 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Also, instead of 2 cups of plain flour I used 1 cup of whole wheat flour and 1 cup plain unbleached flour. The result - DELISH! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this bread is delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this bread tonight from PD's cookbook. The recipe in the cookbook calls for 1/2 tsp. nutmeg instead of allspice. And I didn't put in the raisins. Other than that, I followed the recipe to the T, cooking it just a little less time (45+mins). At first bite, I wondered if I did something wrong so went on the website to see what the reviews were. After reading the reviews and realizing I didn't make any mistakes, I took a few more bites..it started to REALLY grow on me. Then I decided to get out the thick apple butter from our last trip to the southern Apple Barn restaurant. Oh my..... I think I will be making another loaf tomorrow to share with my mom!! Watch that you don't overcook it - it really is moist and delicious. With a little apple butter it is transformed into something you almost can't stop eating!! This is definitely a keeper and I will be making it on holidays and company breakfasts... so simple to make..has the depth of a holiday dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made three loaves and my whole family loved this awesome bread I dont think it needs any more sugar. Love you Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love Paula and I'm really glad that a fellow Jerseyan (You can take the girl out of New Jersey, I now am retired and living in FL, but you can't the New Jersey out of the girl) took the time to enhance the recipe and not be so negative. Thanks Paula and You Go Melissa from Englewood Cliffs you have done NJ proud! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am a huge Paula Deen fan but this recipe was definitely not my favorite. The bread was extremely tasteless and I would NOT recommend baking it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is absolutely tasteless and bland! I received The Lady & Son cookbook for Xmas and decided to try this without reading the reviews before hand. BIG mistake! It went from the table to the garbage can and left me extremely disappointed. Sorry Paula, you missed the boat on this one! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this recipe was bland, dry and just plain awful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really enjoyed this bread. The only changes I made were a) instead of 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar, I used 1/8 cup of dark brown sugar and 1/8 cup of light brown sugar and b) I only baked it for 45 minutes. I think 40-45 minutes would be a much more accurate bake time. Although the bread isn't as flavorful as other apple breads, you can definitely tweak the recipe to make it better for you. The apple butter and cream cheese spread is strongly recommended! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually read the reviews before making any of these recipes but I just adore Paula and really wanted to try this bread and it was a last minute decision. Man o Man, is it aweful. I even doubled the recipe and my husband, who eats anything, told me to throw it away. I was pure aweful. It is definately lacking in sugar. I tried to fix it with a applebutter and creamcheese mixture but really there is no helping this bread unless I just start over and as others have suggested add more sugar. I will do it again however I will add more sugar and lesson learned,,,,,always read the reviews. Still a fan Paula xoxo item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used this person insight and when I added the 1/2 C brown &1/2 C white sugars boy did this bread take on a life of it's own. I've already made 4 loaves since 11/7/09 (today's 11/12/09) and people are still bugging me to make them a loave. "I saw Paula fix this on TV, it looked amazing so I looked up the receipe and read the reviews. Thank heavens.. This is what I did to the receipe. Firt the receipe is missing SALT. I have never baked anything in my life without salt. I put about a 1/4 tsp of salt. I put in 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup of granulated sugar. I took out the allspice (I don't care for it) instead I used nutmeg. I also chopped up a large apple and added it. I used 3 Tbsps of milk. I mixed everything up and it was really dry so I added about 1/2 cup of water until the batter was really nice and moist. I turned the oven temp down to 325 and increased the cooking time to about 75 minutes. I just took it out of the oven. I just tried a slice and it is AMAZING, it is moist, sweet and wonderful. I think the salt totally brings it all togeter. I will definately make it again. I hope this helps everyone to figure out what was missing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought the recipe was great only instead of plain applesauce I used chunky so there were nice chunks of apples throught out the bread...Also after I baked it I drizzled a home-made caramel sauce over it...DELICIOUS! WE LOVE YOU PAULA! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am surprise that so many people complaint that need more sugar. Is just perfect, not too much sugar not too much grease. I soak the raisins with brandy and double the nuts. A tablespoon of black-strap some times and whole wheat. Cake with not guilt! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had to go back and check the reciepe after baking it. I had to have left out sugar......nope copied it down correctly. Went trough reviews and found someone else who also thought it needed a cup of sugar added. You can taste the spices it has potential.will bake again tomarrow with added sugar. Other person said the bread was great with added cup of sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried making this for a brunch work meeting, and everyone loved it! I did add extra sugar because I like things sweet. Everyone wanted more, so I made a few more loaves for the next meeting. This time, I added chopped apples to one, and kept the raisins with the other. I liked this bread a lot, and so did everyone at the meeting! I think it's not that this recipe needs added things, I think it just takes them very well. It's easy to tweak. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually have great success with Paula's recipes. I had some leftover applesauce and this sounded perfect. It was dry and virtually tasteless. I think some sour cream and more seasonings might help, but I'm not going to the bother. item not reviewed by moderator and published
very good and so easy to bake.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is one of the most delicious breads I've ever had. My teenaged daughter saw Paula make this and tried it herself. I brought it to work and it disappeared in minutes. Everyone wanted the recipe. My daughter makes this often and we love it! Don't overcook it though, or it will be dry. Does anyone remember Thomas' Date Nut Loaf? Well, this is the closest thing I've every tasted to it. It's delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was really really easy to make and tastes yummy. It's nice to have another brekfast type bread other than bananna or raisin bread. item not reviewed by moderator and published
When I saw Paula make this today I was really excited, but being an experienced baker when I took a look at the recipe I knew 1/4 cup of brown sugar was not enough sweetener! So I used 1 cup of granulated sugar along with the 1/4 cup brown sugar. I also used sweetened applesauce with cinnamon. Instead of butter I used butter flavor Crisco and left out the raisins. Doing all of this and it turned out perfect! This will be great on Christmas morning with coffee. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just watched the show a few minutes ago. When she said Applesauce Bread my ears perked up and I thought what a great treat and a great gift to give. When I watched her make it however I knew the Apple Butter could be a bit of a mistake and in Paula's words it gives a "hint" of flavor. Most of us need more than a hint in our foods. Also, when she tasted it - her facial expressions said it all. She didn't enjoy it very much. I liked the idea of the taste being a cross between oatmeal cookies and carrot cake however. After reading all the reviews I will make it and take into consideration what others did to make it better. Happy Cooking Ya'll! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was really easy to make but I wasn't impressed with the taste. It was rather bland and didn't have the apple taste I was expecting. My husband loved it though, so maybe it was just me! item not reviewed by moderator and published
No flavor, dry and sixty minutes is to long for this recipe. Maybe someone should change the recipe, there is obviously something worn with it/ item not reviewed by moderator and published
Dry item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made a similar recipe for applesauce bread and it is not a seeet sweet bread....drk brown sugar is not nearly as sweet as light brown or white. Try a combo of half lght brn and white...also use a butter flavored shortening as opposed to butter as butter makes it much more dense and not as moist. I love butter just about as much as Paula does, but I have found that sometimes it just doesn't give a light moist texture in breads and muffins the same way that shortening does. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This isn't a keeper in my box....it had very little taste. I used Tree Top No Sugar Added Natural Applesauce - maybe thats why? Just very bla..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love the Food Network and most of its wonderful cooks/chefs. I am sorry I did not read the reviews of this recipe before making this recipe. Normally everything that looks good on the show, tastes good. I was very excited to try this because it was from Paula. I was very surprised and totally frustrated. I thought I did not do something correct or missed an ingredient somehow. This couldn't be. The bread was very dry and no flavor at all. It crumbled completely. We DID eat it with the help of some butter because we don't waste in our house. I will not make this again. I threw the recipe out as I do when something is not appealing. It was a waste of time and ingredients. I will go back to my old Applesauce Nut Bread recipe that I have from an apple orchard. I don't quite understand how so many people had great success with this recipe while so many others like myself did not have such a fortunate experience. Otherwise, I love Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw Paula fix this on TV, it looked amazing so I looked up the receipe and read the reviews. Thank heavens.. This is what I did to the receipe. Firt the receipe is missing SALT. I have never baked anything in my life without salt. I put about a 1/4 tsp of salt. I put in 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup of granulated sugar. I took out the allspice (I don't care for it) instead I used nutmeg. I also chopped up a large apple and added it. I used 3 Tbsps of milk. I mixed everything up and it was really dry so I added about 1/2 cup of water until the batter was really nice and moist. I turned the oven temp down to 325 and increased the cooking time to about 75 minutes. I just took it out of the oven. I just tried a slice and it is AMAZING, it is moist, sweet and wonderful. I think the salt totally brings it all togeter. I will definately make it again. I hope this helps everyone to figure out what was missing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this bread was a little dry and not very sweet. Without the apple butter/cream cheese spread this would not be good at all to me. I don't think I will make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
After reading the reviews, I'm not going to even try making this. Why on earth would anyone make something that needs so much doctoring? What's the point? You might as well use another recipe from someone else. Better yet, use an apple bread or apple muffin mix from the store. I just made Jiffy apple cinnamon muffins from the box this morning and they were awesome. Way easier, way faster, way cheaper, and at least you know it will taste good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this bread several times. I?ve had different outcomes pending the modifications I made to Ms. Paula's original recipe. First, I always add a little white sugar; I usually do about a 1part brown and 1part white (total =1/3cup). Also, the bread tends to be a bit dry, so I usually add about a tbsp or so of orange juice. Last, for added interested and yummy excitement, I add fresh (or frozen during the winter months) blueberries! I tell you, it's my favorite thing to make on weekend mornings! Carol from Baton Rouge item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this for my invalid mother-in-law, who loves it. I can't give this recipe 5 stars, because it does need adjustments. I use 1 1/2 cups applesauce instead of 1 cup, add 1/2 cup white sugar, and instead of raisins, I use craisins (dried cranberries). Make the apple butter spread for this--you won't be disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
doesn't last long, very addictivedoesn't take as long as bread when made as muffins item not reviewed by moderator and published
great flavor and easy to make. I had no problems with the recipe and will definitely make it often. Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good Morning, I watch Paula's Show and just LOVE her, her show and her recipes!! I have made many of the recipes and normally have good results. However, I really feel that this Applesauce Bread did not meet expectations at ALL! It was VERY dry and had no flavor. If it wasn't for the delicious Apple Butter Spread, it would have even less. I think I'll try the recipe again, only add grated apple to it which would add more moisture and add more spices. Paula, keep up the good work! My recipe files are full of your normally WONDERFUL recipes, and I'll continue to enjoy your show. Happy New Year! Nancy Llanes, Anthem, AZ item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very moist and yummy and the applesauce spread Paula makes to go with this is awesome. This was a big hit at my bible study get together and of course with my husband. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Before baking the bread, I read the reviews and took the sage advice of adding a bit more sugar (I added 1/2 cup dark brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar) and I also boiled chunks of granny smith apples rather than using apple sauce. I added the chucks to the batter whole and mixed them in with a beater, which left a few pieces of apple. The recipe was a success with my friends and my family, and I am sure it will be with your's, too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just watched the episode "Sunday Brunch", in which Paula mades this AMAZING bread. It was so easy to put together, and it baked up nicely in my silicone pan, and it was just to die for. My family wants it every week! Thank you Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I absolutely love applesauce bread! Because I am from an area in Pennsylvania where we have a lot of apples, I made my own applesauce for this recipe. Boy was I disappointed! This was not moist, not flavorful, and the worst applesauce bread I have ever had or made. Definitely needs more sugar, more applesauce, and more spice. This was cardboard. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I took her bread, and instead of using all purpose flour, I used whole wheat flour, and added 4 tsp. of wheat gluten and it came out great. I also put to walnuts on top rather than in the bread, because I forgot to mix them in, but it worked fine too. Instead of allspice(because there was none in the cabinet) I used nutmeg and it worked just as well item not reviewed by moderator and published
When slicing this bread, it crumbles. For some reason this bread does not hold its shape. After making this recipe a second time, I tried cutting the slices thicker which provided a little improvement. For me, presenting a plate of crumbs is a turn-off. I do recommend testing at 45 minutes. Serving with the Apple Butter takes the flavor to the next level. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I try this recipe and it was simple and fast. My family loved it. The bread was smelling so good and it was just great. We love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The bread was not sweet at all. It smelt so good cooking and looked great when it was done but the taste was terrible. item not reviewed by moderator and published
its dry and not as apllesaucey as i thought it would be. I expected it to be more like apllesauce upside down cake. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The bread was moist but tasteless. Couldn't tell that it was applesauce bread. If I were to make this bread again, which I won't, I would add an extra 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon, vanilla and allspice. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the recipe exactly as Paula did so that I could rate it fairly. VERY disappointed as others were. True, it was not sweet. No problem. Bland and boring were also part of the alphabet. The creamy apple butter was easy and tasty but did NOTHING for the bread. This was to be a surprise for a bake sale. Glad I was surprised first. I can now search other recipes...... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't understand the complaints with this recipe. I followed the recipe and had no problems at all. In fact my wife,son, and daughter loved it so much, I've made it 2 more times in the last 3 days. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Mine is a little dry, but I like that it's not that sweet. It crumbles a little. I'm not sure that I'll make it for company again, but I think they'd be great to make as muffins and freeze for a quick breakfast. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Here is a fantastic recipe for Applesauce bread (Muffins)as requested before 1/2c butter 1/2c Brown sugar 2 eggs 3/4c applesauce 1 3/4c flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 T baking powder Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients in 2 separate bowls. Mix together. Pour into muffin cups and bake at 425 F for 20 minutes. Dip the tops in melted butter, then cinnamon sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It turned out kind of dry... I've had other recipes that were better. Probably won't keep this one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
simply not good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this bread and was disappointed. It sounded very appealing. It was dry, no sweetness at all, was heavy. Ended up throwing it out. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Some people have complained this bread was not sweet enough. But allow me to point out that this is called a bread and not cake. It is very enjoyable with tea and coffee. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was anything but moist and delicious. First of all, it only took 45 minutes to bake (not 65 as stated in the recipe). When I removed it from the oven it smelled delicious, but after letting it cool that's when it went downhill. Upon slicing it, it just crumbled apart and had hardly any taste except for the raisins and walnuts. If I do try to make this again, I will definitely cut back (or even omit) the walnuts and add either more sugar or applesauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed this recipe to the letter. It was easy and smelled wonderful baking in the oven but what a disappointment! It was beyond dry and tasted like cardboard with raisins. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The apple sauce bread was great and easy to make I had everything I needed in my kitchen. It was so simple!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
need to use light brown sugar instead item not reviewed by moderator and published
I mixed the batter. My husband tasted it. I tasted it. It tasted horribly bland. I poured the batter in the pan and threw it in the oven. It wasn't in there not even 3 minutes when I read the online reviews. I immediately yanked the pan out of the oven and added almost 1/2 C of granulated sugar and stirred it in by hand. Put it back in the oven and let it finish baking. It came out great! I am convinced it would have been horrible without that extra sugar. Even the batter tasted more "right" after I stirred the sugar in. Paula...50 lashes with a wet noodle for this one. Hurry up and change the ingredients to add the additional sugar so nobody else tries it the bland way! item not reviewed by moderator and published
the simplicity and ease of preparation item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this bread was really good. My kids love it, especially my daughter who doesn't really like fruit. I don't understand why other reviewers complain about it not being sweet enough - it's bread, not cake. I skipped the walnuts, added 1 cup of chopped apples, and half a cup of raisins. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this twice so far and it's come out absolutely perfect each time. The applesauce adds the perfect amount of moisture and a hint of apple flavor to the bread. The walnuts and raisins are a nice treat to bite into! Definitely try this bread if you're looking for something new and tasty. Very easy (and fun) to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this bread was yummy and I always make extra loaves to give away. all I heard was can I have another. it was pretty easy to make, too. likes the texture and the flavor was rich, but not overpowering. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed the recipe to the letter and the results were definitely not sweet enough. Not one of Paul's better recipes!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I ALMOST CRIED WHEN I TASTED I COULDN'T BELEAVE HOW MUCH I MISSED HER! I FELT LIKE A LITTLE GIRL AGAIN. THANK YOU!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had persimmons on hand & used candied orange peels left from the holidays (instead of Applesause & raisins). Because of the switcherro, I used peacans instead of walnuts. Great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh! My word! What a great taste. I was a bit worried because of the ratings and previous comments but I decided to try it because after all, it came from Paula! I followed her recipe but raised the brown sugar to 1/2 cup and added 1/2 cup regular sugar. Didn't use raisins or nuts because I didn't have any but added a few chopped dried apricots left from the holiday baking. I didn't have any applesauce but used green apples that were not being eaten; I cut them in pieces, added 1/2 c of sugar, 1/2 c of water and a dash of cinnamon in a saucepan and cooked till soft. I mashed them roughly and added them to the cake (bread) batter and Oh! My! What taste: so moist that I called it a cake instead of bread. PLEASE, Try it, you will just fall in love with it; and how easy and tasty it is. You will HAVE to give some away for others to enjoy as well! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was great! Loved it! My neighbor loved it too. Thanks Paula. You Rock! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This bread was not very moist and not at all sweet. I wish I had known about the reviews prior to making it. I made it again with more sugar but it still lacks something. I will give it one more try with even more sugar and maybe more applesauce because it sounds like a great recipe in theory. I love Paula's recipes normally but this one is not very good unless there was a typo in the recipe listing online. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't understand why so many people had trouble with this recipe. Mine turned out picture perfect, moist and delicious. I will definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this according to the recipe and found that it only sounded good. There was very little flavor and it a little dry. I had to put jam or something else on it to eat it. Seems that it did not have enough sweetner. I used a regular apple sauce, that did not have extra sugar in it. I would not make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This Applesauce Bread was DELICIOUS - another great office treat for my co-workers. Reminded me of Carrot cake. item not reviewed by moderator and published
really tastes like oatmeal cookies item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read all the reviews before I baked the bread this morning. I doubled the brown sugar and the bread turned out just perfect. Not too sweet, not too bland. The cinnamon and allspice also gave it great flavor. I made the apple butter to go along with the bread and that just added to the overall flavor sensation. I'm not much of a baker, but Paula sure makes me more adventurous with her recipes. I love you Paula!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Opening the oven door after 60 minutes, based on the incredibly good aroma, I expected a great tasting bread. To my chagrin when I sliced it, it crumpled. It was very dry. When I tasted it, the total lack of flavor was disappointing. There was neither a sweet taste nor an apple taste. I regretted failing to read the reviews prior to baking. This experience encouraged me to register my opinion. From now on I will do so, specifically to save others the time, trouble and expense on a recipe that doesn't work. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really enjoyed this bread. I did add a cup of Splenda after reading reviews that it wasn't very sweet...turned out fluffy, moist and yummy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw this recipe and was excited to try it -- my husband and I love nice flavorful, moist nut breads. So I made a special trip to the store to pick up the ingredients I didn't have and came home to make the bread. What a total disappointment -- its was dry, flavorless and fell apart when we tried to cut it (warm or cold) -- not at all what I expected. This recipe needs some major revamping and should be taken off your site so others don't waste time, money and ingredients on it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I Woke early Sunday morning. Saw Paula cooking this recipe on the tv, sounded good and certainly easy enough for me to whip up. Went to the store got few ingredients, came home put it all together. Invited the in-laws over, and along with my beautiful Prime Rib, It was a complete success. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought Paula had a sweet tooth? I was fooled with this recipe, but then I should have read the reviews before baking it. Really lacked a lot. I may try it again adding extra sugar. Sorry Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this along with the spread. Everyone at work thought it was wonderful. Good with the spread or just plain. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dessert for our church pot luck. Was VERY EASY, SIMPLE, and VERY DELISH!!! ALWAYS USE QUALITY ingredients; not regualr store brand, taste lots better w/high quality ingredients. PAULA'S DONE IT AGAIN!!! KEEP UP THOSE GOOD RECEIPIE'S COMMING. THANKS, PAULA.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Either I didn't make it right, or something, but it just didn't taste as sweet as I thought it would. The batter tasted good, but after baking I didn't like as much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not at all what I expected. This bread has no flavor. It was not worth the time or ingredients. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think this could be MUCH better if I follow one of the other rating suggestions for adding white sugar and more brown sugar. I especially didn't like the apple butter and cream cheese topping. I am going to throw that topping out and make just a regular cream cheese frosting and maybe sprinkle some brown sugar and left over toasted nuts on top. I used toasted pecans. I'm not a big fam of walnuts. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe twice. The first time I made it I followed the recipe. It was not nearly sweet enough. The second time I used a 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1 cup of white sugar. It was much better the second time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wish I would've read the reviews before baking. The bread is much dryer than I anticipated, and yes, it is not a real 'sweet' bread, but I don't think that's all bad. I may add a little extra sugar next time though. (I didn't have any raisins to add - this may make a differenc in the overall sweetness and texture.) It smells wonderful when baking, and made the house smell so warm and inviting on a cool day heading into Autumn. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Surely, the amount of sugar is a typo. Almost all tea type breads have at least 3/4 of a cup of sugar. Even taking into account the addition of applesauce the 1/4 cup is too little. I cant recall what Paula did on her show, but 1/4 cup is WAY too little. Especially, knowing Paula's tendancy for sweet and rich recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I noticed several people felt this bread was not sweet enough. I have a similar recipe but it calls for an additional 1 cup white sugar. Maybe it was left out of the recipe. My recipe uses oil instead of butter and has 3T of milk and uses l 1/4c. of applesauce. That might account for the dryness and lack of sweetness. It is quite yummy with the additional sugar applesauce and milk. item not reviewed by moderator and published
DONT KNOW- I HAVE NOT YET BEEN ABLE TO GET IT. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Too dry and not nearly sweet enough for my group. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you like things sweet (like I do), triple the sugar! I doubled the sugar, and it still needed a bit more. I also would add a little more cinnamon, allspice; and dash a bit of nutmeg in it too. Also, I'm not sure if my oven was way too hot (I had used it to cook something else before this), but my bread did not need 65 minutes to cook. It was WELL done (almost overdone) at 45 minutes. Thanks goodness I trust my sense of smell, or it would have been burnt. I would start watching it at 40 minutes, and stick a knife and/or toothpick in the center to tell if it is done. Overall, this recipe is good and a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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