Dutch Apple Bread

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"Simple recipe for classic Dutch Apple Bread with wonderful flavor and a pound-cake like texture. A lovely treat for breakfast or snack!"

Original recipe yields 10 servings
  • FOR VANILLA GLAZE (Whisk all ingredients together until smooth. Set aside)


  • Serving Size: 1 (133.1 g)
  • Calories 457.7
  • Total Fat - 21.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 85.9 mg
  • Sodium - 326 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 61.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
  • Sugars - 37.6 g
  • Protein - 6 g
  • Calcium - 77.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a bread pan with parchment paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray. (I use a 10″ bread pan but this recipe works in a standard 8″ pan as well. The bakes bread will just be taller.)

Step 2

Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add in eggs, milk and vanilla and stir to incorporate. Mix in flour, salt and baking powder. Fold in apples and nuts. Transfer mixture to prepared baking pan.


Step 3

Combine all ingredients and mix with a fork or pastry blender until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter in pan.

Step 4

Bake for 55-60 minutes, until toothpick inserted in bread comes out clean. (Internal temperature of bread will be 200 degrees F when fully cooked.)

Step 5

Let cool. Remove from pan and drizzle top with vanilla glaze. Slice and serve.


Step 6

Whisk all ingredients together until smooth. Set aside until ready to use.

NOTE: Store leftovers in an airtight container

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



My sister came over today and I wanted to make something sweet to share with her. She liked it so much she went home with half of it! We loved the glaze and it was perfect on this bread. This will be made many times more!

review by:
(2 Mar 2018)


Delicious! Wonderful bread even though we skipped the nuts and glaze but otherwise made as directed. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(6 Oct 2017)


This was divine. I did make a few tweeks, nothing huge though, we used pears instead of apples, and I used halved pecans instead of pieces (this I was just being lazy). We had an apple pie earlier and just didn't want apple again so I used pears. Either way, it was amazingly good. The topping and the icing, were just amazing. This is something that we will be eating again. I think I may make more icing though, just to get more icing. :-)

review by:
(5 Sep 2017)