Incredibly Moist Apple Bread

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I was first introduced to this wonderful Apple Bread from a co-worker more than 20 years ago! I just recently begged her to bring me the recipe so I could make it. She said she has kept it "posted" on her refrigerator for all of these years and still makes it all the time. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat over to 350 and grease and flour loaf pan.
  2. Cream together the 1 cup sugar, shortening, eggs and vanilla.
  3. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt until smooth.
  4. Stir in apples and nuts and spread in pan.
  5. Mix the 1 tablespoon sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over batter.
  6. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 50-60 minutes.
  7. Immediately remove from pan; cool bread completely before slicing.
  8. Store tightly covered. Makes 1 loaf.
  9. Note: Unbleached flour can be used in this recipe; if using self-rising flour, omit baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Most Helpful

I loved this Apple bread recipe ! I used butter instead of shortening, and I grated the apples. And I used a bundt pan. It was really good, my family loved it. I am keeping this recipe!

Veronica A. July 29, 2016

This recipe did not work for me (I used butter softened) it came out like cookie dough...I'm trying to salvage it by making cookies now- I don't recommend

nicoleldraper October 04, 2014

Sorry, have to disagree. This was awful. The dough was too stiff -- like cookie dough, not quick bread dough -- and by the time the centre was cooked, the outside was overdone. Perhaps if the apple was shredded it would work better ...

jayemar July 12, 2014