Apple Pecan Bread
Adapted slightly from Better Homes and Gardens
INGREDIENTS - BREAD
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded, peeled apple (about 4 medium)
INGREDIENTS - STREUSEL TOPPING
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the bottom and sides of an 9x5x3-inch loaf pan; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in sugar until combined. Add buttermilk and baking powder; beat until combined. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until combined. Add flour, cinnamon, and salt; beat until combined. Stir in shredded apple and nuts.
3. Spoon batter into prepared pan; spread evenly. Sprinkle streusel topping over batter. Bake for 60 to 65 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
4. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing. Makes 1 loaf (14 servings).