Apple Recipes ~ Cream Cheese Apple Bread

I don’t know about you, but I’m up to my ears in apples! We have two apple trees that produce a LOT of fruit, so I’m always on the lookout for great apple recipes.  We also have 2 Asian Pear trees……..if you have pear recipes, send them my way.

Apple Recipes - printable labels for apple bread |

This Cream Cheese Apple Bread it so good!  It makes the perfect hostess gift, or neighbor gift…….but it’s even better with these cute printable labels my friend Marlynn from Urban Bliss made. I asked her to leave a couple of them blank, so you can use them on jams, jellies, or other canned items. Word on the street is that she also has some matching recipe cards……..head on over and grab them!

Cream Cheese apple bread recipe |

Apple Bread Recipe


Apple Recipes ~ Cream Cheese Apple Bread
  • Cream Cheese Apple Bread
  • (adapted from Tomato Kumato)
  • For the Bread
  • 2 Apples
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1⅓ Cup flour – I used Whole Wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp pumpkin spice seasoning (or cinnamon & nutmeg)
  • Cream Cheese topping
  • 6oz. cream cheese (room temp)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
  2. Chop your apples into small pieces or grate. I peeled my apples, but you can use the peel if wanted. Place into a large mixing bowl. Add oil, cup of sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Gently fold in flour, baking soda, salt and spices until wet. Pour into prepared loaf pan.
  3. Combine cream cheese, sugar and egg either with a fork or mixer. Pour over the top of the batter. Using a fork or knife, gently swirl the two layers together.
  4. Bake for 30 min with a loosely covered tin foil tent. Remove foil and continue to bake an additional 15-20 min until a toothpick inserted into bread comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing.
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I’ve also made some super yummy Crockpot Apple Butter.  I’m sharing the recipe over at one of my all time favorite creative blogs………Skip To My Lou! Cindy is a creative genius.  Head on over and grab the recipes……….after you download these cute labels of butter recipeApple Butter Printables – TCreativeBlog

If you’re looking for more cute printable labels, Marlynn has a few on her blog, Urban Bliss Life. I also lucky to know Marlynn and she’s in my hood! You can also visit her at Urban Bliss Media urban bliss mediaUrban Bliss Media is a boutique graphic design, social media, and public relations studio buzzing with creativity, experience, and expertise. Based in Portland, Oregon, we are dedicated to building buzz and elevating brands around the world.





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    • Kim says

      Her site had been down all night, so I think it got loaded later than expected. Sorry. Please let me know if you need me to send you the recipe.

  1. says

    For the love of God woman! How am I ever going to lose weight when you post Cream Cheese Apple Bread. I’m going down! Down in flames. Must. Make. Now!

    • Kim says

      Meghan, I hear ya! I only ate one piece and told my son and husband to eat it all NOW. It was super delicious.

  2. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says

    Sounds amazing–And I’m so glad you posted the apple butter too! Plus those labels are adorable.

  3. says

    WOW that sounds YUMMY! I make apple bread and after it’s sliced we spread cream cheese on it, but I’m definitely trying your recipe! Can’t wait!

  4. says

    I’m very excited to try this bread! I would be baking it tonight if I had some cream cheese on hand, guess I’ll have to wait a little longer. :) I love how you packaged it, thanks so much for the free printable tags!

  5. says

    Thanks so much for the Apple Butter recipe and the Urban Bliss link…supercool website! Apple Butter on a warm toasted bagel would be bliss this morning. :)

  6. Cece says

    Hi and thanks for the recipe. Could you please tell me what kind of apple I should use, and what size loaf pan?
    Happy Fall !

    • Kim says

      I used whatever apples grow on my tree. They’re green. LOL I don’t think it matters. The recipe calls for a regular size loaf pan, however, I used two mini’s and just watched the time.

  7. says

    It looks like something that would be perfect for breakfast, having practically all the necessary food groups! I would need a gluten-free version but I think I an adapt my version to your recipe. In any case, it looks scrumptious and I can’t wait to get all of the ingredients together to try it out. I bet it freezes well, too. The apple butter sounds yummy as well and you’re right; the labels are super adorable.