Apple Praline Bread

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Serve Apple Praline Bread for breakfast or dessert alongside a cup of coffee or tea. The praline topping takes this quick bread to the next level.

Praline Apple Bread is perfect with your morning coffee or tea.

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Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you I love pralines. Early in my marriage, when I was young and inexperienced, I tried my hand at making pralines. Little did I know how to do so. Looking back, I should have done so much differently. They never set up and I ended up throwing a runny mess away. But I’ve learned through the years and the topping on this apple praline bread is delicious if I say so myself. The key to making it, I’ve found, is to:

1. not walk away and,

2. stir continuously while boiling. Boil only for the time the recipe requires. If you go any longer, and I’m speaking from experience here, it will start to become candy. Trust me, you don’t want that to happen.

Apple Praline Bread is yummy as a dessert or for breakfast.

You may have figured out by now that I love a good topping on loaves of bread and muffins. Remember my apple streusel muffins from AppleWeek 2016? Or this yummy apple banana streusel bread from Brunchweek 2017? For this recipe, I used Honeycrisp apples from Rainier Fruit. What I love about this apple variety is the long shelf life when stored in a cool place, even the organic ones sent for recipe testing.

The praline topping makes this apple praline bread. #AppleWeek

Apple Praline Bread

Start your day with a cup of coffee and a slice of apple praline bread.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Breakfast and Brunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 – 12 servings


  • 1 cup chopped pecans divided
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Rodelle vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • /2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups about 2 medium sized finely chopped, peeled Rainier Fruit Honeycrisp apples

Praline Topping:

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. F. Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan. Set aside.
  • Beat sour cream, sugar, eggs and vanilla at low speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until blended.
  • Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to sour cream mixture, beating just until blended. Stir in apples and 1/2 cup pecans. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 9- x 5-inch loaf pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup chopped pecans; lightly press pecans into batter.
  • Bake at 350° for 1 hour to 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, shielding with aluminum foil after 50 minutes to prevent excessive browning only if necessary. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack.
  • Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil in a 1-qt. heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil 1 minute. Remove from heat, and spoon over top of bread; let cool completely, about 1 hour.

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  1. So do you pronounce it pray-leen or praw-leen? I’ve tried making palines a few times and each time it comes out as a goopy mess or cystalizes. I’ll have to follow your tips next time I try it!

  2. I’ve never tried putting nuts on top of the bread but this looks not only delicious but easy to do. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  3. This looks incredible! I can almost taste that rich praline topping just looking at this photo. I can’t wait to make this.

  4. The praline topping looks so good! Honestly, the only praline I was aware of is the one that turns to brittle candy after a while. Love the idea of pairing this with apples in the bread.

  5. This looks amazing, I lived near Savannah for almost a decade and anything praline has me intrigued. However, when I make pralines as soon as it boils I make sure and not stir it at all. The stirring only comes after I take it off the heat.

  6. I have never made pralines before but I’m game to try for a delicious looking bread like this! I would love to have a slice (or two or three!)

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