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Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

This Sweet Bread Recipe is perfect for perfect for weekend brunch or for everyday snacking! Packed with orange and apple flavors, it’s a sure hit every time!
Sweet Bread Recipe

Sweet Bread Recipe

Making bread recipes can be a bit overwhelming if you haven’t baked much. My Iced Orange Bread Recipe is simple to follow and is perfectly sweet. Hope you enjoy!

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

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 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.

How To Make Orange Bread

Sweet Bread Recipe

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

Sweet Bread Recipe

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

Sweet 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!

Sweet Bread Recipe

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

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple bread, apple bread recipe, baking with yeast, orange bread, orange bread recipe, sweet bread, sweet bread recipe, yeast bread
Servings: 16
Calories: 272 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 190mg8%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Vitamin C 8.1mg10%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: This post was brought to you in partnership with Fleischmann’s® Yeast in 2016. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

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  1. 1
    John Storeys says:

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3
    Maria says:

    Love the orange juice in the bread!

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

    YUM!!! Love the orange and apple!

  6. 6
    naomi says:

    so perfect for my afternoon tea!

  7. 7

    This is so beautiful Jenny!

  8. 8
    Rachel says:

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

  9. 9

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

  10. 10
    Gaby Dalkin says:

    The icing on the top makes this bread so pretty!

  11. 11

    Love the orange and apple combo here!

  12. 12

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

  13. 13
    Kristin Chauret says:

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

  14. 14

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

  15. 15

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

  16. 16

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

  17. 17

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

  18. 18

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

  19. 19
    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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