Apple–Cheddar Quick Bread
25 MIN
45 MIN

Apple–Cheddar Quick Bread


  • 2 cups (500 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) grated extra-sharp cheddar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) honey
  • 1 cup (250 ml) grated apples
  • 1 cup (250 ml) apples cut into 1/2-inch (1-cm) dice


  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F). Butter a 13 x 23-cm (5 x 9-inch) loaf pan.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cheese. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the eggs, brown sugar and honey until creamy.
  4. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Gently stir in the grated and diced apples with a wooden spoon. Do not overmix.
  5. Scrape the batter into the loaf pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool partially. Unmould onto a cooling rack and let cool.
  6. Serve warm or cold with sliced ham.