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Cream Cheese Stuffed Apple Bread

Cream Cheese Stuffed Apple BreadCitrus-flavored cream cheese is baked into the middle of this moist and spicy apple bread.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup applesauce
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 teaspoon Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon orange extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Blend butter and Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend until smooth then stir in the eggs, applesauce, orange extract and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and allspice.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and blend until smooth. Stir in raisins and nuts. Set aside.
  5. Blend together the cream cheese, Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend, flour and orange extract.
  6. Add half of the bread batter into the prepared pan and spoon the cream cheese mixture on top. Cover with the remaining bread batter.
  7. Bake 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 520 | Calories from Fat 250 | Fat 28g (sat 14g) | Cholesterol 115mg | Sodium 470mg | Carbohydrates 57g | Fiber 3g | Sugars 29g | Protein 9g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.