– 1/2 cup unsalted butter – 3/4 cup granulated sugar – 3/4 cup golden brown sugar divided – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 2 eggs – 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour – 1 teaspoon baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 1/2 cup buttermilk – 2 cups Granny Smith apples (about 2 small apples) – 1 tablespoon lemon juice – 1 teaspoon cinnamon – 1 cup powdered sugar – 1 tablespoon milk
Mix the wet ingredients. Using an electric hand mixer, combine the softened butter, granulated sugar, and golden brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. Then add the eggs and vanilla, and beat until smooth.
Mix in the flour and buttermilk. Add half of the flour mixture to the batter and mix it in. Then add 1/2 of the buttermilk and mix. Add the remaining flour, mix, and then the rest of the buttermilk. Mix again.
Make the apple mixture. Dice the Granny Smith apples and discard the cores. Then add the diced apples to a bowl with the lemon juice, cinnamon, and extra brown sugar (optional). Mix everything together.
Bake. Top the bread with the rest of the apples and another 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Bake for 50 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, or until a toothpick can be inserted in the middle of the loaf and come out clean.
Glaze the apple fritter bread. Combine the powdered sugar with the milk to make the glaze. When the bread has slightly cooled, transfer it to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Then drizzle the glaze on top.