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Apple Bread with Cream Cheese Filling

Apple Bread with Cream Cheese Filling sliced on a platter

This apple bread with cream cheese filling is simply amazing and just oozes everything about the fall season. Growing up I didn’t eat apples in anything but a good old fashioned apple pie. I just don’t understand why my mom didn’t make more apple dishes when I was young. It is one of those things I need to talk to a therapist about now, LOL!! It wasn’t until I was an adult that I was introduced to how versatile apples can be . Now  I am always experimenting with new ways to incorporate them into not only sweet but savory recipes but being from Louisiana this has been a fight  in my house. My guys are pretty much meat , rice and gravy kind of guys but I am slowly converting them to having an expanded appreciation of food so won’t need therapy also, lol.

The aroma of this apple bread with cream cheese filling baking even brings my teenage boys out of hibernating in their bedrooms.  It seriously is the smell of fall, better than any of those candles you can buy.This is probably one of my favorite creations , it has tiny bits of apples in every bite and a cream cheese  filling that is a surprise hiding in the middle. It isn’t overly sweet but sweet enough to be enjoyed as a dessert, breakfast or an afternoon pick me up snack. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy this little slice of fall heaven.

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Apple Bread with Cream Cheese Filling

3.74 from 26 votes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 -8
Calories

Ingredients
  

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese Room Temp
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Apple Bread

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 small fuji apples peeled, cored and diced small(about 1 cup)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat Oven to 350 degrees and spray 9x5 loaf pan with baker's Joy
  • In a small bowl blend together all of the ingredients to the cream cheese filling and set aside
  • In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda,cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar and salt
  • Add water , oil and eggs to the flour mixture and mix well
  • Fold in diced apples
  • Pour half the apple bread mixture into prepared pan, making sure the bottom is completely covered
  • Carefully spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the apple bread
  • Spread the remaining apple bread mixture on top of the cream cheese making sure the cream cheese is completely covered
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 60-70 minutes. ...until a tester comes out clean
  • Cool pan on a cooling rack for 10 minutes then remove the loaf and allow to cool on the rack
  • Cool completely before slicing

Notes

Depending on your pan size and your oven this needs to bake for about an hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes. I have a convection oven so I try to add a little extra time for those of you that do not. This is a large loaf and meant for one pan. 
Two small apples is about 1 cup small diced. Other apples can be used according to your taste. 
If you want more of the bread on the bottom pour 3/4 of the batter and then cream cheese layer and then the remaining apple batter. Some of the cream cheese will be peaking out of the top but should prevent the cream cheese being all the way to the bottom. 
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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Theresa
Theresa
5 years ago

Hi Debbie, I was half way into mixing this up when I realized the instructions say “add eggs to flour mixture”, but there are no eggs in the ingredient part of your recipe for the batter. I made a guess and went with two. Crossing my fingers as it bakes. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

Theresa
Theresa
5 years ago

It was delicious! Just had a piece with my coffee. I’ll be making it again soon!

Pam
Pam
4 years ago

How much does one loaf serve?

Pam
Pam
4 years ago

Thanks so much! I am hosting my book club in a few weeks and I think I just found my dessert!

Kathi
Kathi
4 years ago

Very much dislike recipes that use measurements like “small” apples. Hardly helpful.

Rhoda Byrne
Rhoda Byrne
4 years ago

Can other apple varieties be used?

Daryl Byers
Daryl Byers
4 years ago

This definitely needs to be in a 9” loaf pan, not 8”

Daryl Byers
Daryl Byers
4 years ago
Reply to  Daryl Byers

Mine is in the oven now in a 9” pan

Daryl Byers
Daryl Byers
4 years ago
Reply to  Debbie

Thank you!

Madelaine
Madelaine
4 years ago

Tried recipe and way too much batter for pan so it’s taken much longer to bake. Next time I will make in two pans

Paula
Paula
4 years ago

Strange – I made the cake exactly according to the recipe, but cooked it longer as it was in an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 loaf pan. It was delicious, but the cream cheese filling sank to the very bottom! There was a thin layer on the bottom that went about an inch up the sides, and a little more crust under that. Don’t know what on earth I did wrong!

Paula
Paula
4 years ago

Awesome! Let me know when it’s available and I’ll print it and make it again!!

Lee-Lee
Lee-Lee
11 months ago

What would be the best way to store this bread? Should it go in the fridge because of the cream cheese? Should it be stored in slices or as a whole loaf?