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Applesauce Spice Bread

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  • Author: Deb
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 - 10 slices 1x
  • Category: Baking


A delicious applesauce quick bread with brown sugar and aromatic spices.



1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 cup light or dark brown sugar

2 large eggs, room temperature

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup applesauce

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 cup all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon ginger

1/2 teaspoon cloves

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg


Preheat oven to 325°.

Whisk the flour, baking soda, raisins  and spices together in a bowl.  Set aside.

Beat the butter and sugar together until fully mixed.  Beat in the sour cream, applesauce, vanilla and eggs.

Add in the dry ingredients and mix until fully combined but don't over mix.

Pour into 9 x 5 loaf pan greased with baking spray.

Bake for 45 - 50 minutes until toothpick tested in center comes out clean.


I have baked and frozen this bread every year at Christmas and it always defrosts beautifully.  I feel it is one of those types of baked goods that gets better a day or so after you've made it.