This is a highly flavorful fruit bread using chunks of apples in the bread dough. Contrary to the types of apples like Granny Smith that you would use for a pie, this recipe favors the softer more tender apples like Red Delicious, Golden delicious and other types you would typically find in a fruit bowl. The reason is that the bread machine temperatures aren’t high enough to tenderize the firmer apples so stick with a sweeter, more tender apple.
Put all ingredients except apple in bread machine in the order indicated in the recipe.
Add the apple after the first rise or at the beep that indicates it’s time to add the fruit, or add to your fruit and nut hopper if your machine is so equipped.
Set the machine to white bread cycle, 1.5-pound loaf and medium crust. When bread is done, cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes and serve.