Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread With Caramel Apple Glaze

1 9" loaf
1 hr 10 min

This Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread with Caramel Apple Glaze is so good and it's pretty easy to make. There are TWO layers of fluffy cake, fresh apples, and cinnamon, and sugar. And if that wasn't enough, it has a Caramel Apple Glaze that really takes this bread over the top! This bread makes a delicious treat that's perfect for dessert or with coffee! If you like apples and cinnamon, you need to make this bread. It reminds me of a coffee cake but is also perfect for a sweet treat or a homemade gift. Everyone will love this Cinnamon Apple bread.

Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread With Caramel Apple Glaze

slice of Cinnamon Apple Swirl Bread

side view of sliced Cinnamon Apple Bread

Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread With Caramel Apple Glaze
Recipe details
  • 1  9" loaf
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 55 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 10 min
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  • 2 apples, peeled and cut into cubes I used granny smith
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg (or tsp ground nutmeg)
Brown Sugar Mixture
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg (or tsp ground nutmeg)
Bread Batter
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 stick butter, room temp
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temp
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk, room temp
Caramel Glaze
  • 8 caramel candies, unwrapped
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream, room temp
  • 1/4 tsp apple flavoring

Preheat oven to 350 and prepare bread pan with butter and parchment paper.
Prep the Apples
Peel the apples and cut them into cubes, trying to keep them similar sized. Don't worry if there is a little peel or they aren't exactly the same size, they don't have to be perfect. Add the apples to a bowl and add the lemon juice, sugar, and cinnamon stir and set aside.
Brown Sugar Mixture
In another small bowl, add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix together with a fork (I found this works best). Set the bowl aside with the apples.
Bread Batter
In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour and baking powder and whisk to mix together. Set aside with the other bowls.
Add the butter and sugar to a large mixing bowl and beat together with a mixer until creamed together, about 3-4 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing each one individually. Add the vanilla and fully mix everything together.
Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir in with a spatula. After everything is combined, add the milk and fully incorporate it. The mixture will be nice and thick and creamy.
Pour half of the batter into the prepared bread pan, add half of the apples, and then half of the cinnamon brown sugar mixture on top.
Repeat with the rest of the batter, apples, and sugar mixture. lightly press everything on the top with your spatula.
Bake for 50-55 minutes. Check with a toothpick and when it comes out clean, the bread is done! Remove from the oven and allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.
Caramel Glaze
While the bread is cooling, make the caramel glaze. In a microwave-safe bowl, add the caramel candies and melt in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and microwave for 15 more seconds. Once the caramel is fully melted, stir in the heavy cream and apple flavoring. Immediately drizzle the glaze over the top of the cooled bread and enjoy!
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  • Amy Amy on Oct 24, 2021

    Hi there, I really liked the idea of the bread. However I believe your ratio of liquid and flour is incorrect. I tried to make it as is and it was so runny like pancake batter. It never cooked up - I even double checked my measurements.

    • Amy, thanks for the comment. You are right, there was an error in transferring the recipe card and it should have said 1 1/2 cups flour, not just 1. I'm so sorry for the error, but I hope you get a chance to try again. This bread is so yummy!