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Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

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This Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe is perfect for perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch or get-together or for everyday snacking!
Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

It’s a pleasure partnering with Fleischmann’s® Yeast today to bring you a recipe that’s perfect for Mother’s Day!

Baking is a love that runs in my family and I love to invite my mom over so we can bake together.  I can always count on a lot of laughs and great memories made in the kitchen and it’s such a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day together.  With this recipe, plan to double up and bake a little extra so there’s a delicious treat to enjoy right away and an extra loaf to send your mom home with to enjoy later.

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

You’ll use Fleischmann’s® ActiveDry Yeast for this recipe.  If you don’t use yeast much when baking, don’t be intimated, it’s actually quite simple and fun.  Save time the day of your Mother’s Day brunch or get-together by making your dough beforehand, refrigerating it, and using it when ready.

Fleischmann’s® Yeast can be used for a variety of everyday and seasonal recipes.  Baking is a way to show how much you care for someone, so bake a little extra.

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

While your yeast is proofing, get your ingredients measured and ready to go.

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

You’ll warm the orange juice and butter until about 110 degrees F.

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

Once your yeast has proofed, start adding your dry ingredients.

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

The sugar up next.

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

Slowly add your warm orange juice and butter mixture.

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

Add in your eggs.

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

Add the rest of your flour to make a dough.

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

Gently stir in your grated apples.

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

Transfer to two loaf pans, cover loosely and let these babies rise.  When ready, bake for 35-34 minutes until baked through.

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

Once your loaves are cool, you’ll drizzle with your icing.  Let the fun begin!

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

I may have had too much fun with this part.

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

Won’t this be perfect for Mother’s Day?  It really is beautiful and such a treat to serve at your celebration.

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

My boys really enjoyed their slice with a little honey butter.  Might want to give that a try too!

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

Hope you enjoy 🙂

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe


Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

Iced Orange Apple Bread RecipePrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 45 min | Total time: 2 hours, includes rise time


  • 1 1/3 cup warm water, about 110 degrees F
  • 2 envelopes Fleischmann’s® Active Dry Yeast
  • 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup grated apples

Sweet Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons heavy cream


  1. Combine water and yeast in large mixer bowl; let rest 5 minutes. Add 3 cups flour, sugar and salt. Warm orange juice and butter in microwave until warm (100° to 110°F). Pour into flour mixture; add eggs. Beat for 30 seconds with electric mixer to combine. Increase speed to medium-high and beat for 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter. Stir in grated apples. Spoon into two well-greased 8-1/2 x 4-inch inch loaf pans. Cover and let rise in a warm draft-free place 60 to 90 minutes, or until doubled.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 35 to 45 minutes or until done. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Let cool then whisk powdered sugar and heavy cream until thick and smooth. Drizzle over top of loaves. Slice and serve.

Makes 12-16 Servings
Recipe inspired by Fleischmann’s® Pineapple Carrot Bread Recipe

Disclaimer: This post is brought to you in partnership with Fleischmann’s® Yeast. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

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    I can’t wait to make that! Last week I baked some bread with cherries and the flavour in the air was so refreshing!

  3. 3

    this looks SO fluffy, airy, and light, I’m dying for a toasted slice right now!!! pinned babe 🙂 x

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    Maria says:

    Love the orange juice in the bread!

  5. 5

    I don’t bake with yeast enough. This bread looks perfect!!

  6. 6

    YUM!!! Love the orange and apple!

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    naomi says:

    so perfect for my afternoon tea!

  8. 8

    This is so beautiful Jenny!

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    Rachel says:

    This looks SO good! Especially the icing on top! 🙂

  10. 10

    I’ve never made an apple cake, nothing like Fleishman’s for the rise.

  11. 11

    The icing on the top makes this bread so pretty!

  12. 12

    Love the orange and apple combo here!

  13. 13

    Oh my goodness, I wish I had this with my coffee this morning!!

  14. 14
    Kristin Chauret says:

    I sent this out to all my lady friends and I am excited to try it over coffee.

  15. 15

    This cake looks so great Jenny! Love the orange apple combo!

  16. 16

    I adore breads with apples, and LOVE the orange juice in this. Our kids would super love this!

  17. 17

    this bread seems delicious and easy to do, I can not wait to make this delight

  18. 18

    What a stunning and delicious looking loaf! Mom would love this one for Mother’s Day 🙂

  19. 19

    This looks amazing Jenny!! I love when breads are iced – just makes them extra delicious!!

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    Roberta says:

    Love cake looks so great,I’m going to subscribe to your rss and I wish you write great articles again soon.

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    Clan Names says:

    This looks so freaking amazing!! and also yummy. I made it before but haven’t use Fleischmann’s for rapid rise Yeast. I think it gonna be very tasty and I will make this in coming Sunday. I hope my kids loving this.

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