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This tasty recipe was developed for us by Suzie of Just Crumbs!

Crumble top apple cake

Combining the goodness of fresh apples, as well as homemade applesauce, this quick bread is the perfect accompaniment to have with a steaming cup of hot tea!

Crumble Topped Apple Spice Bread
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  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Ontario apples, such as McIntosh, Cortland and Spartan
  • Crumble Topping:
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp cold butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper letting the sides overhang, and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together dry ingredients (flour through cinnamon).
  3. In a separate bowl whisk eggs, applesauce, both sugars, butter, yogurt and vanilla until well combined.
  4. Peel, core and chop 1 ½ apples; set aside the remaining ½ apple.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just combined, being careful to not overmix. Gently fold in chopped apples
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  7. In a small bowl, combine the crumble topping ingredients and sprinkle on top of loaf. Remove the core from the remaining ½ apple and thinly slice. Tuck along the top of the loaf.
  8. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 20 minutes and pull the bread out with the overhanging parchment.
  9. This bread keeps for a few days wrapped well. It also freezes well.

Recipe by Suzie Durigon of Just Crumbs for Produce Made Simple.

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