Apple Cider Cheddar Bread

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Apple Cider Cheddar Bread

I’m not gonna lie, this week has been ROUGH. For a multitude of reasons but to top things off with a gigantic cherry and black sprinkles, on Wednesday when I was walking Amelia, we were attacked by two dogs who escaped their yard.

One was little, the other was big. They ran toward Amelia and attacked her, I tried to kick them, but since I live on an incredibly steep hill, I lost my balance and fell down the hill. I quickly got up to try and stop them again and that was when my neighbor, who is a pretty big dude, grabbed the scary big dog off of Amelia and put him back in his yard. I grabbed Amelia by the nape of her neck and walked her to safety. Since I was screaming “help, help, help!!” at the top of my lungs, people eventually came out to see if I was ok.

Apple Cider Cheddar Bread

I was so incredibly thankful to Martin who saved Amelia. If he wasn’t there, I’m not sure when the fight would’ve ended. I know dogs are dogs and I definitely don’t blame them. Stuff happens. Accidents happen. But man, it has been a rough week, to say the least.

But we’re ok. I’m banged up but I’ll be ok. And Amelia protected herself so she’s magically ok too. She’s a feisty lil’ thing, she got it from her Mama. Haha.

Apple Cider Cheddar Bread

Tonight I’m excited to rest and watch TV–something that is not the news.

I watched Mrs. Doubtfire the other night and I laughed so hard. I needed laughter. I needed Robin Williams type imitations and the restaurant scene?! It’s perfect.

This week I’ve also needed comfort in form of food. On Wednesday, for lunch I ordered a toast with ricotta and jam from Sqirl. I had a Postmate delivery credit and TOOK FULL ADVANTAGE.

Apple Cider Cheddar Bread

And today we have apple cider cheesy bread.

So this is kinda like beer bread but made with apple cider instead!

I thought it was a fun idea since beer bread has sort of been all over the place this season.

And since apples and cheddar go so well together, I figured let’s add it to the mix, too. This bread is BOMB, it’s so good.

You can serve it alongside some soup or even eat it on its own lil’ by lil’.

Apple Cider Cheddar Bread

Apple Cider Cheddar Bread

Apple Cider Cheddar Bread

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Serving Size: 1 (8x4-inch or 9x5-inch) loaf


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 4 ounces finely grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup hard apple cider
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 honey crisp or gala apple or pink lady apple, sliced


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 8x4-inch or 9x5-inch loaf pan and line with a sheet of parchment. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add the cheese and toss together until it’s evenly distributed throughout the flour mixture.
  • Using your hands or spatula, create a well in the center. Pour the hard apple cider and melted butter into the center. Stir until completely combined. Pour into the prepared loaf pan and smooth out the top with a spatula. Top the loaf with apple slices, overlapping them however you like.
  • Transfer to the oven to bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, before removing and allowing it to cool to room temperature. Serve it with some softened butter! Also, I tried this with apple butter and it was also SO GOOD.


The 9x5-inch loaf will be a bit stouter than the one pictured!
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  • Reply Lexie September 28, 2020 at 8:34 am

    This sound wonderful, but I wonder why there are no eggs in the recipe. Also, will Apple juice work as well as hard cider? I don’t usually buy cider, hard or otherwise.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme September 28, 2020 at 9:19 pm

      it’s more a beer style bread so no eggs needed!

  • Reply Rachel November 26, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    I just made this bread, and because the store ran out of hard cider, I used regular cider instead, thinking it would taste the same. But nooooo! The bread turned out to be so sour that I could hardly eat a bite. The apple crisps on the top are surprisingly delicious, though. Should I use apple juice next time?

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 26, 2016 at 6:22 pm

      oh noooo! that’s such a bummer. I probably would just use regular apple juice next time or even regular beer (like a pilsner) would be delicious.

      • Reply Rachel November 26, 2016 at 6:25 pm

        So glad I didn’t use my good cheddar.. I will try apple juice next time!
        However, I do find that the apples are much more sourer (which I happen to like) after baking, will the same thing happen to apple juice?
        Thank you for replying so fast though!

  • Reply Jill November 20, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    We made it with the hard cider and at 60 minutes it was still under cooked in center (although bamboo stick came out clean). We have an old oven and use an oven thermometer to calibrate. We cooked at 350. I’m not that experienced at baking so wonder if we should use only a cup of the cider. It came out doughy. can you offer any guidance?

  • Reply Jill November 18, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Really want to make this. Is there a non-alcoholic option to substitute for the hard cider?

  • Reply Emma @ Charlotte general contractors November 14, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Oh no! Just what a terrible tale. So delighted to review that you and Amelia are okay! This has actually been a very terrible week spent stressing over family and friends in the light of inhuman actions by some. You actually deserve some home cooking currently and yummy! that bread looks so delicious.

  • Reply Rachel November 14, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Ah poor Amelia! Glad she’s okay! The one time my dog was attacked, he sat down in the middle and just howled (it was more like a piercing screech) at the top of his lungs – it basically stunned/confused the big dogs who backed off before their owners could grab them.

    After this week, we all need carb coziness.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 14, 2016 at 4:30 pm

      Hahaha that is such a weird reaction. I love that though, it probably scared them away!! xoxo

  • Reply Stephanie Strickler November 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    I’ve faithfully followed your blog for years now and I’ve really come to love you and Amelia! Dog fights are terrifying and I’m so relieved that you’re all ok. Other events this week are also terrifying, but I’m trying so, so hard to believe that we can (and will) all band together to make this country a safe, loving place for people of all backgrounds. I wish you lots of love, comfort food, and funny movies!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 14, 2016 at 4:28 pm

      Stephanie! Thank you so much–you’re so sweet. This past week I’ve been smiling at people more sincerely, making sure I make eye contact, I’ve been saying thank you more intentionally. I’m praying and rooting for us ALL. And that part feels good. Sending love your way. xoxo

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