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Dutch Apple Bread



  • ½ cup softened butter 1 stick
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs large
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ cups green apple diced & peeled
  • ½ cup walnuts or pecans chopped

Crumb Topping

  • 5 tbsp cold butter
  • ? cup flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

Vanilla Glaze

  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a bread pan with parchment paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Chop apples into small square pieces, set aside.

Bread Batter

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together.
  • Add in eggs, milk, and vanilla extract and stir well to incorporate.
  • Mix in the flour, salt, and baking powder.  
  • Fold in apples and nuts.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking pan.


  • Start by combining the cold butter, brown and white sugars, flour, and cinnamon. Mix with a fork or pastry blender until crumbly. Then, sprinkle the topping mixture over the batter in the pan.


  • 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.)
  • Let cool before adding the glaze.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container.


  • Mix together the melted butter, powder sugar and milk until smooth.
  • Remove the bread from the pan and drizzle the glaze over the top.