I love fall - a chill in the air, the leaves starting to change, and ripe, fresh apples. In anticipation of winter, fall makes me want to get into the kitchen to make warm, comforting things. Combining the sharpness of cheddar with the crisp, tangy sweetness of fall apples makes a delicious bread.
Serve warm as a side dish or enjoy with a bit of butter as a cozy afternoon snack.
Yields: 1 round loaf - about 8 servings
1cup sharp cheddar cheese, small diced
1cup shredded or diced apples
1/4cup butter, softened
1/2cup 1% milk
2teaspoons baking powder
Cinnamon & sugar, optional
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Butter sides and bottom of one 9” round cake pan, set aside.
Dice cheese into small dice or coarsely shred.
Wash and core apple, chop or coarsely shred.
Stir together butter and sugar and mix well.
Add eggs and stir to blend. Stir in apples, cheese, and milk.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to apple and cheese mixture, stir until mixed.
Spread into prepared cake pan. Sprinkle top with optional cinnamon and sugar.
Bake 45-50 minutes, or until cooked through and golden brown on top.
Cut into 8 wedges and serve warm.
Bread can also be made as a loaf and sliced. Cooking time may vary based on oven & altitude, so check with a cake tester to ensure doneness.