Spiced Apple Butter Bread

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 cup all-natural apple butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Grease a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
  3. Combine butter, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add egg and mix well.
  5. Beat in buttermilk; scrape down sides of bowl with a spatula, and beat again.
  6. Switch to a wooden spoon and stir in flour, baking soda and spices.
  7. Add apple butter and nuts and stir just until mixed thoroughly.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 55-65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Cool 5-10 minutes on a rack and remove bread from pan.
  10. Cool to room temperature before slicing.
  11. Makes 1 loaf.