So, the calendar says it is Fall. Somehow it has forgotten to 'fall by' in Texas. We are still experiencing 90+ degree weather. It should be time for pumpkins, apples, cranberries and all things Fall, but we are still in barbecue and hotdog season. I know there are people who travel south to enjoy warm temperatures, but I would seriously consider traveling north to participate in a 'weather exchange' program. I love cold weather. So in spite of the air conditioner being on 24/7 I pulled out this Fall recipe for today.
CRANBERRY APPLE NUT BREAD
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup shredded peeled apple (about 1 medium)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1/2 cup dried cranberries (I used Craisins)
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 x 4 inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, mix 3/4 cup sugar, oil, egg, and vanilla. Stir in apple, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir in toasted nuts and cranberries. Pour batter into pan (it is very thick). In a small bowl, mix together the remaining sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over batter in pan. Bake 45 to 55 minutes.