caramelbread

Caramel Apple Beer Bread

Cinnamon, nutmeg and apples! This delicious fall recipe calls for Granny Smith apples and Moeller Brew Barn OH HELLES brew, though any wheat beer will do!

Makes 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled and chopped (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 12 ounces Moeller Brew Barn OH HELLES (or any wheat beer)
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut in cubes

Directions

Bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg and apple pieces. Pour beer and melted butter into dry ingredients, stir until just combined. Pour into a greased 1½ quart loaf pan.

Caramel Sauce

In a medium saucepan over high heat, add sugar, water and butter. Stir constantly until butter is melted. Allow to come to a low boil, may need to reduce heat slightly, but keep at a low boil. Continue to boil, without stirring for 4-5 minutes, until the mixture has turned amber in color. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 1 minute. Do not allow to harden.

Pour caramel sauce over batter in loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 – 55 minutes. Allow to cool before removing from loaf pan.