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Apple Struesel Bread

It’s fall and that means warm and comforting recipes. I also think of apple recipes when October comes around. So what’s more fall than warm apple struesel bread fresh out of the oven with melting butter on top? Add a cup of coffee and it’s the perfect combination!

Print Apple Struesel Bread Author: Adapted from Julie’s Eats and Treats Prep time:  20 mins Cook time:  60 mins Total time:  1 hour 20 mins Serves: 12   Ingredients

For the bread:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2¼ cups apples, peeled and diced
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt


For the struesel:

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease loaf pan.
  • Beat together butter, sugar, and eggs until creamy. Beat in lemon juice and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture until combined. Mix in apples.
  • In small bowl, combine struesel topping ingredients.
  • Spread half of the apple batter into the loaf pan. Sprinkle half of the struesel topping over the batter. Spread remaining batter and then sprinkle remaining struesel topping.
  • Bake for 60 mins. Let cool before slicing.