Apple Praline Bread
(coupons for ingredients at bottom)
1 cup sour cream
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled and finely chopped
1 cup nuts (walnut or pecan or a combo), divided
For the praline sauce:
¼ cup brown sugar and ¼ cup butter
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan. Set aside. (I used stoneware loaf pan for perfect cooking)
Using an electric mixer, beat together the sour cream, sugar, eggs and vanilla on low speed for a couple of minutes until well blended. Stop the mixer and then add in the flour, leavening agents and salt. Continue to beat on low until well combined.
Fold in the apples and half the nuts into the batter. Transfer the batter into the greased loaf pan.
Sprinkle the rest of the nuts on top and then press them lightly into the batter. Bake for about 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool in the loaf pan for about 20-30 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. So it doesn’t get too dark, I suggest using a light colored loaf pan.
For the praline sauce:
In a small sauce pan, place the butter and brown sugar. Using medium heat, bring to a boil. Lower the heat and then simmer lightly for about one minute, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat and then drizzle over the bread. Cool completely.
COUPONS FOR INGREDIENTS:
$1/1 Breakstone’s Sour Cream, exp. 12/15/13 (SS 11/10/13)
$0.50/2 Domino Brown or Confectioners Sugar, exp. 1/4/14 (RP 11/03/13)
$0.55/1 Domino Quick Dissolve Superfine or Pourable Brown in a Flip Top Dispenser, exp. 1/4/14 (RP 11/03/13)
$0.35/1 Land O Lakes Eggs, exp. 2/17/14 (SS 11/17/13)
$0.50/1 Eggland’s Best Eggs, exp. 2/3/14 (SS 11/03/13 #2 R)
$0.50/1 Egg-Land’s Best Cage Free Dozen or Organic Dozen Eggs, exp. 12/15/13 (SS 09/15/13)
$0.50/1 Spice Islands Pure Vanilla Extract, exp. 11/27/13 (RP 10/06/13)
$1/1 Stop & Shop Brand Vanilla Extract, exp. 12/31/13 (Stop & Shop Healthy Ideas, Holiday 2013 magazine)
$0.90/2 Karo Syrup, Argo Baking Powder, Corn Starch or Fleischmann’s Yeast Product, exp. 11/27/13 (RP 10/06/13 R)
$0.40/1 Diamond Crystal Salt via Upromise Deposit
$1/2 Planters Nuts, exp. 1/31/14 (SS 11/17/13)