Holiday Apple Bread – Authentic German Recipe

holiday apple bread

This holiday apple bread is an authentic recipe and makes a great bread for the holiday season. It contains the spices we like so much: cinnamon and cloves. These spices and apples make a wonderful combination. Happy Baking!

Ingredients Holiday Apple Bread

750 g apples
250 g raisins
150 g hazelnuts, whole
200 g sugar
Each 1 tsp ground cinnamon and cloves
1 tbsp cocoa, unsweetened
2 tbsp dark rum or rum flavor
500 g flour, all purpose
0.5 oz baking powder (1 package Dr Oetker)
1 dash salt


Use powdered sugar and lemon juice.
Mix until you get a smooth glaze. Pour over the bread right after it had been removed from the oven.

Instead of using a glaze you can dust the apple bread with powdered sugar.

Baking Instructions Holiday Apple Bread

  • Peel apples, remove core, cut into cubes (you also can grate the apples).
  • Combine apples, hazelnuts, raisins, sugar, rum and spices in a bowl.
  • Let sit over night.
  • Mix flour with baking powder.
    Add flour, cocoa, and salt to the apple mix.
  • Knead until you get a dough.
  • Grease a longer bread pan, fill in dough, or fill 2 smaller bread pans. Or form 2 loafs.
  • Bake for 50-60 min on 180 C or 350 F.

Note: The German bread pan used for this recipe is 13.78 inches long.



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