This recipe for walnut applesauce bread bursts with fall flavor!
It’s apple season here at Seven Oaks Farm and I’ve been making and canning applesauce each weekend. But I always have a little too much for the canning jars, and needed to use up the leftovers.
I found this wonderful recipe, adapted it, and have been making, freezing, and giving away walnut applesauce bread to friends. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Walnut Applesauce Bread for Crisp Fall Mornings
Nothing says fall to me like fresh apples, and this walnut applesauce bread recipe has all the tastes of a crisp autumn day rolled into one tasty, easy to make recipe.
Fresh Applesauce Is the Key
Fresh applesauce is the key to this recipe’s amazing flavor. If you’ve never made fresh applesauce, don’t fret — it’s easy!
To make fresh applesauce:
- Peel and core 4-6 fresh apples. You can use any kind you have on hand. I grow Winesap, Red Delicious, Macintosh and Jonathan apples here on my farm in Virginia and my applesauce is mostly made from Winesap apples.
- Place the apple slices in a pot on the stove with a little bit of water and heat until boiling. Cook on high, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes or until the apples are soft.
- Use a potato masher and mash the apples for a chunky sauce. You can use this in the walnut applesauce bread recipe. For a smoother sauce, run it through a food mill, FreshTech machine, or keep smashing it with the potato masher until smooth.
- You can add sugar to taste. Lemon juice prevents browning. Add 1/2 teaspoon for this amount of apples.
What if you don’t want to use fresh applesauce or you don’t have time to make it? Open a jar. Yes, you can. It’s fine.
Ready to get cooking? Let’s make some fall quick bread!
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