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Hard Apple Cider Bread Recipe

Hard Apple Cider Bread Recipe

With reminiscent tastes of traditional beer bread, this Hard Apple Cider Bread Recipe is made with your favorite hard apple cider and is the perfect companion to chili, dips soups and more!

Hard Apple Cider Bread

Over the summer, I was introduced to Angry Orchard hard cider.  My particular favorite flavor is the Green Apple.  Since I had my first sip, I just knew there was something I could do with it besides drink it! 

I was making a hearty Split Pea Soup the other night and I had a light bulb moment when I opened my fridge and remembered the 6-pack of Angry Orchard we had. That’s how this Hard Apple Cider Bread recipe was created! 

hard apple cider

This recipe for Hard Apple Cider Bread couldn’t be any easier either.  No eggs and just five minutes to prepare before popping into the oven. 

Want a different flavor?  Substitute the cheese.  Think cheddar, chipotle, the possibilities are endless.  No onion powder?  Try chives! 

Dice up the bread for dipping in chili, cheese sauce, dips or slice for soups and maybe even a sandwich! 

Hard Apple Cider Bread

One of the last steps to this apple cider bread is to brush the top with melted butter. This is how you get a delicious crunchy top to your bread. 

I have a feeling once you make this Hard Apple Cider Bread recipe it is going to become a family favorite. 

Hard Apple Cider Bread sliced

How to make this Hard Apple Cider Bread Recipe:

Be sure to scroll down to get the full printable recipe!

You will need: 

  • All-Purpose Flour 
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • 1 bottle of Hard Apple Cider
  • shredded mozzarella (or any other cheese of your choosing,)
  • onion powder
  • melted butter
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add hard apple cider and mix ingredients together.
  5. Mix in cheese and onion powder.
  6. Spread mixture into the prepared loaf pan.
  7. Brush the top with the melted butter.
  8. Bake for approximately 30 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
  10. Cook an additional 5-10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the center of the loaf clean.
  11. Cool in the pan 10 minutes before removing and letting cool on a wire rack.

This Hard Apple Cider Bread Recipe is delicious with:

cider bread

Hard Apple Cider Bread Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
With reminiscent tastes of traditional beer bread, this Hard Apple Cider Bread Recipe is made with your favorite hard apple cider and is the perfect companion to chili, dips soups and more!

Ingredients

  • * 2 3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • * 3 tbsp sugar
  • * 2 tsp baking powder
  • * 1 tsp salt
  • * 1 12 oz. bottle of Hard Apple Cider
  • * 6 oz. + 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella (or any other cheese of your choosing,)
  • * 1 tbsp onion powder
  • * 1 tbsp melted butter

Instructions

    1. Pre-Heat oven to 375 degrees.
    2. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray.
    3. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
    4. Add hard apple cider and mix ingredients together.
    5. Mix in cheese and onion powder.
    6. Spread mixture into the prepared loaf pan.
    7. Brush the top with the melted butter.
    8. Bake for approximately 30 minutes.
    9. Remove from the oven and sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
    10. Cook an additional 5-10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the center of the loaf clean.
    11. Cool in the pan 10 minutes before removing and letting cool on a wire rack.

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