My Amish friend shared this bread recipe with us, and it’s been on repeat since!.

The aroma of apple and cinnamon gently filling the kitchen is a clear indication of Amish Apple Fritter Bread baking in the oven, a loaf that speaks to both the heart and palate with its comforting and homely charm. This bread is a tribute to the Amish tradition of embracing natural ingredients and simple cooking techniques, a practice rooted in the heritage of Dutch and German settlers in Pennsylvania. Apple fritters and their variations have long been a cornerstone of Amish and traditional American country cuisine, offering a slice of coziness with each bite. Whether enjoyed as a warm start to the day or as a sweet addition to afternoon tea, this bread’s delightful combination of soft apples, warming spices, and tender crumb makes it irresistibly inviting.

For those who wish to elevate this rustic treat, a dollop of freshly whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream can transform it into a decadent dessert. Alternatively, for a breakfast or brunch setting, pairing it with strong black coffee or ice-cold milk complements its sweetness, while crispy bacon or savory sausage can offer a deliciously contrasting taste.

Recipe for Amish Apple Fritter Bread
Servings: 1 loaf (approximately 8 servings)


1/3 cup light brown sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 large apples, peeled, cored, and diced

2/3 cup white sugar

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

2 eggs, at room temperature

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup milk

For the Glaze:

1/2 cup powdered sugar

2-3 tablespoons milk or cream





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