Sourdough Cosmic Crisp® Apple Lemon Loaf


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ¾ cup cane sugar
  • 1 large lemon, zested and juiced
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ tbsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup sourdough discard
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
Lemon Syrup – optional but recommended
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ⅓ cup sugar
Lemon Glaze
  • ⅔ cup powdered sugar
  • ½-1 lemon, juiced


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter, sugar, and lemon juice and zest until combined. Add the eggs, vanilla, and olive oil. Mix again until combined
  3. Add the milk and sourdough discard and beat on low until just combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined. Some lumps are okay. Add the grated apple and fold again. Do not overmix.
  6. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, checking on it at the 45 minute mark. Once a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs, it is done.
  7. While the loaf begins to cool, heat the lemon juice and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat to create the syrup. Once the mixture begins to simmer and the sugar is completely dissolved, remove from the heat.
  8. Once the loaf has been cooling for about 20 minutes, remove the loaf from the pan and place onto a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet.
  9. Brush the syrup onto the top of the loaf until completely coated, then let the loaf cool completely at room temperature.
  10. Make the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar and the juice from half a lemon. If the mixture needs more liquid, add the remaining lemon juice.
  11. Pour the glaze over the top of the loaf once it is completely cooled. Once the glaze has set, slice and enjoy!
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