Applesauce Loaf

Friday, July 17, 2015

by Max


We had plenty of apples and Mommy asked me to make applesauce. When she came home from work, I had surprised her with this amazingly soft and moist loaf. She was so smitten. I got a lot of blog points ;) What are blog points, you ask? Something she does not need to make yet gets featured on this blog.


Now we could go creative on this base recipe, nuts, pumpkin spice, chocolate chips, even! Daddy will most certainly approve of that. But since I was in a hurry and wanted to wrap it up quickly, I made this as is.


Now since we had more applesauce than required for 1 batch, I made another batch as mini cupcakes and topped them off with walnuts. We had an guests coming the next day and this was a hit! I was so pleased with myself ;)


The applesauce recipe should make about 3 cups of applesauce, which is perfect for this recipe. It's enough to make two loaves or 48 cupcakes that are undeniably soft and moist.

Applesauce:
4 apples
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Applesauce Loaves:
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
3 cups applesauce
2 sticks unsalted butter, melted, cooled
3 cups all-purpose flour
1tbsp baking soda
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1-1/2 cups walnuts (optional)

Directions:
1. Peel, core, and chop the apples.
2. Place all the applesauce ingredients into a pan and cook for 15 minutes over medium heat until the apples are soft.
3. Cool, then mash.

4. Butter two loaf pans (or place muffin liners on muffin pans)
5. Crack the eggs in a stand mixer and add the sugar and beat using the paddle attachment for 2 minutes until the mixture is light yellow and thick.
6. Add the apple sauce, beat, scrape down the sides of the bowl.
7. Add the butter, beat, scrape down the sides of the bowl. The mixture may break and take on a curdled appearance—this is normal.

8. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
9. Beat this into the applesauce mixture, then add as much walnuts as desired.

10. Pour the batter into the loaf pans (or the muffin pans).
11. Bake the loaves for 1 hour (or the muffins for 20 minutes) until golden and a cake tester inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean and dry.
12. Cool on a wire rack for five minutes before removing the loaves (or muffins) from the pans to cool more thoroughly.

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4 comments

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    1. Yes, Aparna, it's 180C or 350F. Happy baking!

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  2. Rather late but thanks! I made the loaves, they were fantastic! Merry Christmas! :)

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    1. Glad to know. Merry Christmas to you too :)

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