It’s been unusually hot here in San Diego the past few days. Like, stay-inside-and-turn-on-the-air-conditioner-because-it’s-like-a-sauna-outside kind of hot. I know I shouldn’t be complaining. Our weather is 75 and sunny most of the year. But this heat has been brutal. It makes me lazy, and it makes me crave fall. I cranked up the air and defiantly baked with apples… to make some Apple Cider Bread. That’ll show that weather.
Apple cider isn’t so obvious on the grocery store shelves just yet. I guess they’re waiting until the official release of fall on Sept. 23rd to get shoppers into the swing of things. I found some cider though, and we’ll drink it up cold until that first autumn chill hits the air (hopefully soon).
The apples in the store are looking good. We usually hit up our local mountains for a day of apple picking… but they’re not quite ready for us yet.
This is a breakfast loaf that is full of apple chunks. It’s slightly sweet with a hint of fall spices. It’s so simple to make… and bake… and eat.
Heated with a smear of butter (real butter) is the best way to serve this. And look at all that fruit tucked in there nice and perfect. It’s my celebratory, kick-start to fall… even though we are currently in the midst of the year’s hottest heat wave. Thank goodness for air-conditioning and swimming pools and ice cream.
Yield: 1 loaf (12 servings)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes