Old Fashion Apple Bread and Pumpkin Pecan Bread

Whether you are looking for a sweet bread recipe to make for your family, share with friends, or give as gifts, here are a couple of old fashion recipes that are perfect for any occasion. The Pumpkin Pecan Bread is an old recipe from the American Heart Association and is a great recipe that makes four loaves per recipe. The old fashion Apple Bread is always a favorite. After all, what is more American than apple recipes! Give these great old recipes a try. You'll no doubt be glad you did.


2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 apple
1 pkg active dry yeast
3/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg
1/4 cup shortening
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Melt butter in pan. Mix 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over butter. Cut apple into thin slices and arrange in rows on sugar mixture. Sprinkle a few raisins over apples if you want. Stir together with spoon in a large bowl yeast and warm water. Add 1/4 cup sugar, salt and 1 cup flour. Beat 2 minutes or until batter drops from spoon in sheets. Add egg, shortening and rest of flour and beat until smooth. Drop batter by small spoonfuls over apples in pan. Cover pan and let rise in a warm place until double, 50 to 60 minutes. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until brown. Immediately remove cake from pan by turning upside down onto serving plate. Use a 9x9x2-in pan.


This is a recipe that came in an old mailing from the American Heart Association many years ago.

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsps salt
1 1/2 tsps cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 cup sugar
1 cup oil
4 eggs or egg substitutes (or 8 egg whites)
2/3 cup water
2 cups canned pumpkin
1 cup chopped pecans

Sift together the flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add sugar to flour mixture and mix thoroughly. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add all at once the following ingredients: oil, eggs, water and pumpkin. Mix well then add in the pecans. Pour batter into 4 8x4-inch loaf pans, filling each pan about half full. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.

Yield: 4 loaves 1/16 of a loaf equals approximately 85 calories

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