Sour Cream Apple Cardamom Quick Bread

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
YIELD: 2 loaves




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Butter and flour two 6- to 8-cup loaf pans and reserve.
  • In a mixer, cream together the butter, oil and sugars.
  • Add the eggs, vanilla and sour cream.
  • Sift together the cardamom, salt, baking powder, baking soda and flour.
  • Mix into the creamed ingredients, a little at a time, until incorporated, taking care not to overmix.
  • Stir in the walnuts and apple.
  • Divide batter between the prepared pans.
  • Tap pans on the counter to remove any air bubbles.
  • Bake for approximately 60 to 65 minutes, or until a toothpick poked in centers comes out clean.
  • Rotate pans halfway through baking.
  • After 45 minutes, place sheets of foil loosely over loaves to prevent overbrowning.
  • (Ovens bake differently, so use your best judgment and a doneness test when gauging cooking time for baked goods.) Cool in pans for 10 minutes, then remove to a rack and turn right-side-up to cool completely.