Take your recipe up a notch with the simple addition of fresh apple chunks and plump raisins to make this wonderful Apple Raisin Amish Friendship Bread submitted by Kitchen Friend Saskia Bau.
This is a great recipe to use the stray apple sitting around in the fruit drawer. Doubling up on the amount of cinnamon in this recipe gives it an extra kick.
Kitchen Friend Saskia Baur got creative with her add-ins: “Sift the dry ingredients together to prevent lumps in the batter, and use 1½ cups of nuts to help with the moisture from the apples. I also baked my loaves for 45 minutes instead of the recommended 60. The loaves were still beautifully moist after seven days. All my family and friends who tasted it, loved it.”
Apple Raisin Amish Friendship Bread
- 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup oil
- ½ cup milk
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 1 box vanilla instant pudding
- 1 cup nuts chopped
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup apple skinned, cored and diced
- Preheat oven to 325° F (165° C).
- In a large mixing bowl, add ingredients as listed.
- Grease two large loaf pans.
- Dust the greased pans with sugar-cinnamon mixture, setting aside part of the mixture to sprinkle on top.
- Pour the batter evenly into loaf or cake pans and sprinkle the remaining sugar-cinnamon mixture on the top.
- Bake for one hour or until the bread loosens evenly from the sides and a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.
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Karen Brooks says
I’ve made this twice. First following recipe ingredients as listed,using walnuts for the nuts. Second time today substituting butterscotch pudding mix for the vanilla pudding. Both were great, but the butterscotch was awesome!
Hi Karen! That sounds so delicious! Thanks for sharing! If you took any photos we’d love to see them, too! Feel free to post them here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/amishfriendshipbread/
Patricia Cole says
Would love to try this recipe as I love the combination of apples and raisins. I would try it in the mini bundt pan if I win it in your give away. Thanks
Pat Cole says
I need something to take to share for work on Friday. This sounds like the ticket! Thanks.
Kathryn Teall says
I have a starter ready to bake this weekend. This looks like just what I was looking for to make. Can’t wait to get baking.
Laurie E. Miley says
Is there a way to make a starter without yeast? Also Long time ago when pg with my now 21 year old I got a starter and the recipe had apples, raisins, walnuts, and a streusel topping. It was delicious but at the time it gave me severe heartburn. I don’t get HB when not pg so wish i had that recipe again. Also I don’t remember pudding in it still sounds good.
I have always made my starter with 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and 1 cup milk, no yeast. Always worked well for me!