There is nothing more wonderful than a big slice of homemade bread smeared with home make apple butter or strawberry jam. I made jars of both last summer and fall. It's always a good idea to keep a few loafs of several types of bread in the freezer. They are great for unexpected guest and gifts. A loaf of bread and a jar of apple butter or strawberry jam, what a nice gift.
This is one of my brothers favorites, of course, food anything is his favorite. This bread with apple butter or strawberry jam is a total breakfast or snack.
This ones for you Edie.
Apple Butter Bread
1 large loaf
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1/2 cup butter softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon each: ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 cup apple butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs to mixture and beat well. Combine buttermilk and soda. Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Stir in apple butter and chopped nuts. Pour into a greased 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until toothpick tests done. Cool in pan 5-10 minutes. Remove from pan onto wire rack and allow to cool completely.