Can you believe that yesterday marked 10 years?

One decade.

3650 days since that fateful Tuesday in September when we watched in horror as 3000 men, woman, and children lost their lives.

Yesterday, a bitter sweet day to honor and remember those that died and the families and loved ones left behind.

I spent the day with my husband and boys. Hugging them a little tighter, shedding a tear or two while watching the tv, and warming the house with some fall baking.

On such a solemn day, nothing was more grounding to me than spending time in the kitchen with my family.

We settled on some apple spice quick bread. Simple, comforting, and the perfect way to ring in the fall weather.


This bread gets a triple dose of apples. Dried apples are cooked in apple juice and apple butter keeps this bread super moist. You could use apple sauce in a pinch but if you can find apple butter or better yet have some of the homemade stuff, use that. It is more intense in flavor and really adds to the depth of the bread. I’m not a huge fan of apple chunks in things so I puree the apples before adding them to the bread.


A healthy amount of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves makes this bread perfect for the fall weather. You could sprinkle the bread with powered sugar or make a glaze to drizzle on top but I like it as is. It’s absolutely perfect with a smear of whipped cream cheese.


A fellow food blogger and friend is sharing a link up of remembrance cakes for 9/11. Head over to Marla’s site to see what other recipes, tributes and blessings people are sharing.

9-11 Remembrance –

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10 Responses to Apple Spice Quick Bread

  1. Maria says:

    I still can’t believe it’s been 10 years. Baking always brings me comfort and this bread looks perfect.

  2. Bev Weidner says:

    I can’t believe it either. I really can’t.

    This bread? I. could. cry. it. is. perfect.

  3. Sounds like a great way to spend the day. A perfect quick bread for fall.

  4. Rivki Locker says:

    What a lovely autumn recipe. Being in the kitchen is always a form of therapy for me too.

  5. marla says:

    A triple dose of apples is heavenly in this quick bread. So glad you could bake with your family and with our wonderful community. To honor & to love.
    It was important to slow down yesterday & reflect. I need to slow down more often, especially on the weekends. Time with our families is precious. xo

  6. We spent the day together too and hugged each other too many times to count. This bread sounds like the ultimate comfort food.

  7. I can’t wait to try this one! Hope you’re well! Miss you!

  8. Featuring this on my fanpage today on facebook fyi

  9. Kristin says:

    When do you add the 1/2 cup of melted butter? I’m assuming in the sugar/egg mixture… before adding the flour and apples?

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