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Caramel Apple Pullman Loaf Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 large apples, peeled, cored, and diced
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 cup caramel sauce

Special Equipment Needed:
- 9x5-inch loaf pan
- Parchment paper

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan and line with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
3. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract and sour cream.
4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined.
5. Fold in the diced apples.
6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
7. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, melted butter, and caramel sauce.
8. Sprinkle the brown sugar mixture over the top of the batter.
9. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
10. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 55-60 minutes
Temperature: 350°F
Serving Size: 10-12 slices

Nutritional Information: (per slice) Calories: 290; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 55mg; Sodium: 220mg; Carbohydrates: 44g; Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 28g; Protein: 4g

Substitutions for Ingredients:
- All-purpose flour: can be substituted with whole wheat flour
- Butter: can be substituted with vegan butter
- Sour cream: can be substituted with plain Greek yogurt
- Apples: can be substituted with pears

- Add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans to the batter
- Add 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries to the batter
- Substitute the caramel sauce with chocolate sauce

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to use ripe apples for the best flavor
- Let the loaf cool completely before slicing

Storage Instructions:
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Reheat in the microwave for 30-60 seconds.

Presentation Ideas:
- Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
- Drizzle with additional caramel sauce

- Chopped walnuts or pecans
- Whipped cream

- Vanilla ice cream
- Hot chocolate

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Roasted vegetables
- Salad

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the loaf is browning too quickly, cover loosely with aluminum foil.

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before handling any ingredients.
- Make sure to store the loaf in an airtight container at room temperature.

Food History:
Caramel apples have been a popular treat since the 1950s. The Pullman loaf is a variation of the classic caramel apple, with the addition of a moist and flavorful cake.

Flavor Profiles:
This loaf is sweet and flavorful, with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and caramel.

Serving Suggestions:
- Serve as a dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
- Enjoy as a snack with a cup of coffee or tea

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Taste: Sweet, Caramelized, Fruity, Nutty, Moist