Autumn Apple Bread Recipe

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Enjoy this Autumn Apple Bread Recipe on crisp, cool mornings.
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  • 1/4 cup lard
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups raw, coarsely ground apples
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 2/3 cup chopped nuts


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a standard-size loaf pan; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream lard and sugar together with an electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in eggs.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into another bowl, and whisk to combine.
  • Alternately add flour mixture and apples to creamed mixture, mixing well. Stir in lemon rind and nuts.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool bread completely on a wire rack before turning out of pan.Want more homemade bread recipes from the Capper’s Farmer editors? Read Homemade Quick Bread Recipes.