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hard apple cider beer bread slathered with maple butter

Hard Apple Cider "Beer" Bread with Maple Butter

Hard Apple Cider "Beer" Bread with Maple Butter has a tangy apple flavor, the crispest crust ever, and sweet maple butter.  It comes together in minutes with only 5 ingredients!

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For the bread:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted, and divided
  • 12 ounce bottle hard apple cider I used Angry Orchard

For the maple butter:

  • 8 tablespoons butter 1 stick, softened
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • pinch of salt



  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a standard loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the maple syrup, 3 tablespoons of the melted butter, the hard apple cider, and stir just until combined. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread evenly. Drizzle the remaining tablespoon of melted butter over the top, and bake on the middle rack of the oven for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan and cool completely.

Prepare the maple butter:

  • Beat the 8 tablespoons softened butter with the maple syrup and pinch of salt until combined and place in a bowl. Allow to solidify at room temperature. Serve softened with the beer bread, and enjoy!


  • The maple syrup may be substituted for honey in the bread and the butter.
  • Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour's Classic Beer Bread.


Serving: 1slice, Calories: 307kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 37mg, Sodium: 554mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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