Rosemary-Apple Bread

Rosemary-Apple Bread Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 package quick-rise yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
  • 1 cup diced peeled Granny Smith apple (about 1 small)
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted


Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 2 3/4 cups flour, salt, rosemary, and yeast in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add water, stirring until a soft dough forms. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 8 minutes); add enough of remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands. Cover and let rest 5 minutes. Knead in apple. Place the dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375°.

Shape dough into a loaf; place dough in an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Gently press dough into pan; cover. Let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 30 minutes or until doubled in size.

Bake at 375° for 45 minutes or until bread is lightly browned and sounds hollow when tapped. Brush top with butter. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool completely on a wire rack.

    "Apple keeps the bread moist. It's even better the second day." --CL Reader
  • Yield: 16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 95
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 10%
Fat per serving: 0.7g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.3g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.2g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.1g
Protein per serving: 2.6g
Carbohydrate per serving: 19.1g
Fiber per serving: 0.9g
Cholesterol per serving: 1mg
Iron per serving: 1.2mg
Sodium per serving: 188mg
Calcium per serving: 5mg

Good to Know

Rosemary has surprising healing powers, from improving long-term memory to treating hair loss. Its piney fragrance can also help reduce stress and anxiety. Get it guilt-free; this has almost a third of the fat of traditional homemade bread.