Braided Apple Bread Recipe

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When I was a little girl our family often made a braided apple bread.  It was one of my favorite treats I looked forward to each winter!  Unfortunately I don’t have our family recipe and so I’ve been trying to recreate it.  This recipe uses the dinner roll recipe I posted the other day.  But you could also use your favorite bread recipe or my basic bread.

While this isn’t quite what I remember from childhood, it’s wonderful!  I had to hide the last piece so hubby would be able to try some. lol  We’ll be making this often over the winter.

Braided Apple Bread



  •  5 Apples pealed and sliced
  •  1/2 Cup sugar
  •  2 Tsp cinnamon
  •  For the bread dough
  •  1 Cup Warm water
  •  3 Tbs Sugar
  •  3 Tsp Yeast
  •  1 Tsp Salt
  •  2 Tbs Butter
  •  1 Egg
  •  3 to 3 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour



  •  Peal and slice apples.
  •  Mix with sugar and cinnamon.
  •  Pour into a baking dish and bake at 350F for 10 to 15 min.

To Make in a bread machine

  •  Combine all dough ingredients in the order specified by your manual. Select the dough setting. Then continue at step 10 (rolling out dough).

To make by hand

  •  Combine warm water, sugar and yeast in a bowl. Let sit for 10 min.
  •  Stir in butter, salt and egg.
  •  Stir in flour.
  •  Kneed for 10 minutes.
  •  Cover and let rise until doubled in size.
  •  Roll our dough into a square and cut 1 inch slices from the sides.
  •  Pour apple filling in the middle.
  •  Fold the top of the dough in and fold sliced dough strips over each other to braid.
  •  Transfer to a baking sheet and bake at 350F for 25 minutes.

Kim Mills is a homeschooling mom of 6 and lives on an urban homestead in Ontario, Canada. Blogging at Homestead Acres she enjoys sharing tips to help you save money, grow and preserve your own food.

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